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Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards 2015

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

We are excited to announce CNET as our exclusive media partner for this year's program. We are thrilled to be working with the global technology powerhouse to further publicize Bluetooth innovation by our members. 


There are four categories to enter:

Entries for products launched in 2014 and available for purchase.Entries for software applications launched and available for download in 2014.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 representatives from the sponsor companies will choose finalists from each category.

Judging will be based on:

  • uniqueness of idea
  • interoperability testing
  • ease of use
  • correct use of Bluetooth trademarks – including the use of the Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready logos. 

Finalists will be announced on 5 January and showcased at the Bluetooth SIG's media event on 5 January during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Category and overall winners will be announced in March 2015 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Contact us with program questions.


Thanks to our platinum sponsors; CSR, Frontline Test Equipment, Inc., and Nordic Semiconductor, Breakthrough Award entrants are eligible to win the following prizes:

  • Product Promotion: All finalists will be featured at media events throughout the winter and spring of 2015. Additionally, finalists will be able to display the Bluetooth Breakthrough Award logo on websites, product packaging and marketing collateral. CSR and Nordic Semiconductor will also be supplying all finalists with 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 2015 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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