Z-Wave Alliance Launches 2016 Z-Wave Labs Competition
The Z-Wave Alliance is now accepting applications for the 2016 Z-Wave Labs competition.
Launched in 2015, the Z-Wave IoT accelerator-style program gives winners with an innovative idea in IoT product or service design access to the large Z-Wave Alliance ecosystem, partners and resources as well as the Z-Wave IoT ready 500 series development kits.
Interested startups or entrepreneurs can submit their product or service concept or plan aimed at IoT markets such as residential, commercial, automotive, healthcare, security, energy and aging in place for a chance to win over the next year. The competition is open to any startup or entrepreneur who wants to use the Z-Wave wireless platform in their IoT offering.
In addition to receiving a yearlong full membership to the Z-Wave Alliance, with access to events, marketing materials, working groups and trainings, selected startups will also nab a free Z-Wave IoT-ready development kit to jumpstart their product roadmap and get their IoT product to market.
New this year, the Z-Wave Alliance plans to feature some Z-Wave Labs winning entries in their newly designed booth at the Sands Expo Hall at CES 2017. Labs participants may have the chance to have their product concept featured in the booth and will be asked to submit additional materials if selected for the CES feature.
(Pictured above: One of last year's winners, BeON Home)