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Award Categories 2014

The IDTechEx Awards recognise company development and success in all energy harvesting technologies and applications, including the pertinent wireless sensor networks (WSN) and Internet of Things fields. Any company operating within these technologies is welcome to apply.

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  • For more information on attending the award ceremony, please see the Awards Dinner
  • To attend the award ceremony, please book your Awards Dinner ticket online here
  • These awards will be presented during the keynote talks on Wednesday, November 19

    1

    Best Technical Development of Energy Harvesting Device

    This award will be given to a company that has launched a new product based on Energy Harvesting (in the last 24 months, November 2012 - November 2014) and is in the process of bringing it to market. The category will be assessed on the technical development of the product, its potential market, and benefits it brings over alternatives.

    2

    Best Technical Development of the Internet of Things

    This award will be given to a company that has launched a new product based on the Internet of Things (in the last 24 months, November 2012 - November 2014) and is in the process of bringing it to market. The category will be assessed on the technical development of the product, its potential market, and benefits it brings over alternatives.

    3

    Best Application of Energy Harvesting

    This is the award given to an actual commercial success with an end-product using Energy Harvesting (in the last 24 months, November 2012 - November 2014). Judges will look for success in terms of products sold and revenues generated.

    4

    Best Application of the Internet of Things

    This award is given to the best implementation of the Internet of Things (in the last 24 months, November 2012 - November 2014). In particular, judges are looking to see the payback from the system, how problems were overcome (if any), and benefits to the user.


    5

    Best Poster Display

    This award will be judged at the show.
    All organisations displaying a poster in the tradeshow will be entered for this award.

    This award will be given to the company or academic organisation for the most promising advances in the area of Energy Harvesting or Internet of Things Technologies (in the last 24 months, November 2012 - November 2014). The category will be assessed on the technical development of the work, its potential for market entry, and benefits it brings to the body of work in the given area.

    In addition, the author whose poster is judged the winner, will have the opportunity to present their poster in the Tradeshow Theater area on Thursday, November 20. The poster winner will also be announced during the drinks reception on the evening of Wednesday, November 19 and featured widely in publicity afterwards.


    The independent panel of judges include:

    Dr Peter Fuhr

    Distinguished Scientist,
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Dr Nikos B. Pronios

    Lead Technologist - ICT
    Technology Strategy Board

    Steve Halliday

    President,
    RAIN RFID


    Submission Instructions

    Please submit the following:

  • Name of organisation
  • Award(s) applying for
  • Title of project
  • Approximate 200 word summary of project
  • Approximate 500 word explanation of why you should win the award with suitable evidence and examples of success
  • Please provide a contact for publicity purposes
  • Please provide a contact for the project
  • Judges may request further information on your submission
  • Submissions should not contain confidential data
  • Companies that apply will not be named
  • The winners will be announced during the conference keynote session on the morning of Wednesday, November 19
  • For more information please contact:
    Corinne Jennings
    Event Director
    +44 (0)1223 812300

    Feedback from past winners.

    "We are on the verge of a massive revolution in data gathering and device connectivity. Big data starts with small sensors, and many of these devices will need to be self-powered. Our technology has a small, lightweight, and flexible form factor, and its substantial power output under a wide variety of lighting conditions opens up new use cases for solar. We are honored to be recognized by IDTechEx as a leader among energy harvesting technologies."
    Chris Norris, Alta Devices President and CEO


    "We are honored that Redpine Signals has been recognized with this award by the esteemed IDTechEx," said Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals. "As always, Redpine Signals remains focused on ultra-low-power wireless chips and system designs for IoT and mobile markets. This award is further validation that we are succeeding in our mission"
    Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals.


    "We are really delighted to receive the award for this wonderful reference."
    Zeljko Angelkoski , Marketing Communications Director, EnOcean GmbH


     
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