Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


The competition is open to all individuals, companies and organizations involved in producing IoT products and services. To be eligible, an entry must have been produced after January 1, 2015 (almost a 2-year window).

How much does it cost to enter for an IoT Breakthrough Award?

There is no submission fee for entry into the IoT Breakthrough Awards program.

Submit Your Product

How to Enter

Submission Period: August 15 –November 15, 2016

Complete and submit for your entry online by November 15, 2016. Emailed and/or hard copy submission forms will not be accepted.

You may submit the same product or company for multiple categories.


IoT Breakthrough Awards nominations are judged by an independent panel of technology professionals with hands-on IoT experience, including media, analysts, marketers and technology executives. The panel is committed to fairness and credibility, evaluating the award nominations with an eye of objectivity and the goal of recognizing the best and brightest in the IoT market today. The panelists reside in Silicon Valley, Austin, New York and throughout other major U.S. metropolitan areas.


Earning the coveted IoT Breakthrough Award provides compelling benefits, including.

  • IoT Breakthrough Award logo available to include on marketing materials (press release, social media, product packaging, advertising materials, etc.)
  • IoT Breakthrough trophy to display in industry tradeshow exhibits and in your company’s trophy case.
  • Industry-wide recognition and media attention through an IoT Breakthrough press release announcing the honorees.

Honorees Notified: November 30, 2016

You will be notified by email of your award status.

Terms of Use

IoT Breakthrough Awards recognizes that many of the entries are internal or proprietary in nature, or are done for the government or another company, so unless you grant permission for your entries to be displayed in our winner’s gallery, only the judges will see your work.

No entrant information is sold, traded, made available to a third party or used for any other purpose.