21.05.15

Bluetooth SIG Issues Open Call for Breakthrough Awards

AUTHOR: HiddenWires

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has opened its call for entries for the 2016 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards. The awards program...

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has opened its call for entries for the 2016 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards. The awards programme recognises the best products, applications, prototypes, and student projects that use Bluetooth technology to make the Internet of Things a reality. Applicants may enter in one of the four categories: Product, Application, Prototype, or Student Project. “The Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards highlight the ever-changing ways Bluetooth technology is making our lives easier, safer, or just more fun,” says Errett Kroeter, senior director of marketing at the Bluetooth SIG. “When we see the breadth of entries that come in each year, we are reminded of the critical importance Bluetooth plays in the future of digital innovation. As we enter the age of the Internet of Things, large companies, start-ups, students, hobbyists, and innovators of all kinds count on Bluetooth technology to make their big ideas a reality.” The deadline for submissions is 2 November 2015. Review units must be shipped to 202 South Lowell Lane, Austin, TX, 78733 and be received by 4 November 2015. WINNERS & PRIZES Winners for each category and an overall winner will be revealed at the Bluetooth SIG’s media event on January 5, during the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Winners will be selected from a list of finalists to be announced in late November. Winners will have the opportunity to attend and showcase their products at the 2016 Bluetooth SIG CES Media Event. The overall winner will be awarded two round-trip tickets to attend Bluetooth World 2016, with entry into the event and free exhibition space, valued at $12,500 USD. The Student category winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000 USD. www.bluetooth.org