The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication technology, announced it is extending the submission deadline for the NFC Forum Global Competition to February 28. The new deadline allows an additional four weeks for development and submission of competition entries.
In the competition, developers in a Commercial Track compete for the honor of having their solutions named “The Best NFC Product of the Year 2009,” while a Research Track recognizes “The Most Innovative NFC Research Project of the Year 2009.” Winners in each track will be awarded cash prizes. First-place winners will receive 5000 Euros, second-place 1500 Euros and third-place 1000 Euros. Competition entrants receive, on a first-come-first-served basis and while supplies last, an NFC-enabled Nokia phone, and a Stollmann NFCStack+Dev Development Kit with a USB Reader.
The competition’s goal is to promote the development and deployment of innovative and exemplary NFC services. For both commercial and research developers, the NFC Forum Global Competition is more than just an opportunity to win an award. Finalists and winners may look forward to global media coverage, increased awareness among attending industry leaders and venture capitalists, and opportunities to forge partnerships and share ideas.
To learn more, prospective entrants and other interested parties are invited to join the NFC Forum Global Competition Webcast Briefing on January 27, 2009 at 9am EST / 3pm CET / 11pm JST. Webcast registration is available at: http://register.webcastgroup.com/event/?wid=0780127094481.