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Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards 2016

Are you innovating and building for the Internet of Things? Does your innovation use Bluetooth technology to bring about experiences that make our lives, work, and even play just better?

The Bluetooth SIG is looking for the best of the best in Bluetooth® products, applications, prototypes, and student-led projects that deliver the convenience, efficiency, and benefits of the IoT. The Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards program highlights the most innovative products and applications available today, prototypes coming soon, and student-led projects in the making.

Start the submission process today - there is no fee to enter and you can submit as many of your products, applications, prototypes, and projects as you wish. 


There are four categories to enter:

Entries for products launched in 2015 and available for purchase.Entries for software applications launched and available for download in 2015.Entries for products and applications in development but with a workable prototype.Entries for new concepts or prototypes from students actively enrolled high school, college, or post-graduate. 

How it Works

An expert panel consisting of the Bluetooth SIG marketing team, PR agency, and a representative from our Platinum sponsor company will choose finalists from each category. Judging will be based on uniqueness of idea, interoperability testing, ease of use, and correct use of Bluetooth trademarks.

Finalists will be announced the week of 7 December 2015 via a press release. Category and overall winners will be announced on 5 January 2016 at the Bluetooth SIG media event held in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Contact us with program questions.

Learn more and enter now 


Thanks to our platinum sponsor; Nordic Semiconductor, gold sponsor; Frontline Test Equipment and silver sponsors; Anaren, Broadcom Corporation and CSR, Breakthrough Award entrants are eligible to win the following prizes:

  • Product Promotion: All finalists and winners will be featured via a Bluetooth SIG press release, websites, and social media channels. Category winners will also be able to attend the Bluetooth SIG media event on 5 January and show their entry to attending media. Additionally, finalists and winners will be able to display the Bluetooth Breakthrough Award logo on websites, product packaging and marketing collateral. Sponsors may also give additional prizes such as development kits.
  • Cash: The Student category winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000 USD

The overall winner will be awarded two round trip tickets to attend Bluetooth World 2016 along with entry into the conference and free exhibition space, valued at $12,500 USD.

Learn more about last year's finalists and winners

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