The NFC Forum and WIMA, a worldwide event dedicated to NFC technology, have announced the winners of their Tap Into Innovation: NFC Global Competition 2012.
The NFC Global Competition 2012 names the most outstanding NFC solutions around the globe. Categories include: Best Innovative Solution, Best Business Viability, Best User Experience and the Audience Award.
According to the NFC Forum, this year’s competition drew three times more entrants than last year’s, indicating a surging interest in NFC applications.
The 2012 winners are:
Best Innovative Solution for the entry that uses NFC technology in the most inventive way to address a market, business, or consumer need – SAi (Israel): Tag-a-Bag luggage tagging and identification.
Best Business Viability for the entry that offers an NFC solution with the most commercial potential – Korea Smart Card Co., Ltd. (South Korea): Mobile T-money ticketing solution
Best User Experience for the solution that best leverages the power, ease, and convenience of NFC technology – Korea Smart Card Co., Ltd. (South Korea): Mobile T-money ticketing solution
Audience Award for the solution that received the most votes from the WIMA audience – good2gether (USA): good2gether and Do Good Badges for nonprofit support
Each winner received a Global Competition trophy and the opportunity to demonstrate its solution at the NFC Forum booth today at WIMA.