from imagination to innovation

The Imagine Blue Awards celebrate the best student ideas and professional prototypes using Bluetooth® technology.

Join our growing list of developers, innovators and inventors who not only enhance but transform people’s lives with Bluetooth. Enter by 13 December. All physical entries due by 16 December.

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there are two categories you can enter:


For companies or individuals with a workable prototype, this category shines a light on Bluetooth innovations coming to market soon. Show us how life will be better with Bluetooth.


For individuals enrolled in high school, college-level, or post-graduate school who have an idea, concept or working prototype on how life is better with Bluetooth. Submissions require a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor.

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what if you win?

There are so many benefits to the Imagine Blue Awards for both finalists and winners.

Finalists receive the following:

Featured throughout the Bluetooth SIG website and marketing materials

Travel stipend to attend Bluetooth World and share your story with the judges

Social media and press coverage in top publications

Winners receive all the benefits above plus a cash prize!

Prototype category: $10,000 USD

Student category: $5,000 USD

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past winners: where they are now

2016 Overall Winner

Fliegl Agrartechnik GmbH

Fliegl Agratechnik GmbH earned top honors for its unprecedented implementation of Bluetooth to help alleviate food safety concerns. The Fliegl Tracker uses advanced Bluetooth beacon technology to improve food safety by making it easier and more reliable to track food from farm to table. Since winning the award, the company received a lot of agricultural and local press which helped promote the new tracker. Fliegl leveraged the Bluetooth Developer Studio to help get the product ready for market—they just have a few more approvals!

2016 Student Winner

Sanjana Shah

Since winning the student award, Sanjana enhanced the Smart Flood Sensor and reduced the form factor. Shah’s product is now in a shippable state with plans to take it to market by the end of the year. Shah expressed that Bluetooth was the only feasible way to make the product work so service personnel can have remote access through laptops. As a result of winning the BBA and an EPA award, Shah received an invitation to the White House.

You don’t have to be a genius to make something helpful. You just need to be able to recognize problems in the world around you.

Kenneth Shinozuka, 2015 Student Winner

Winning the awards signaled that what we were doing was built on solid ground. It was also a big reassurance to the people who backed us. Without a doubt, it helped get us to where we are today.

Tom Acland, Co-founder and Head of Business Development, COBI GmbH, 2015 Overall Winner

We received a lot of local and agricultural press that helped us promote the tracker.

Franz Hoepfinger, Fliegl Agratechnik GmbH, 2016 Overall Winner

I received an invitation to the White House due to winning the awards which was something I wasn’t expecting at all.

Sanjana Shah, 2016 Student Winner