FAQs

What are the eligibility requirements for the IoT Breakthrough Awards?

The IoT Breakthrough Awards competition is open to all individuals, companies, and organizations involved in producing Internet of Things products, solutions, and services.

To be eligible, products or services submitted in an entry must have been produced after January 1, 2016 (2-year window). For platform and product entries, updates and refreshes to legacy solutions are valid if those updates have taken place after January 1, 2016.

At the time and date of submitting an entry online, entrants confirm that the information supplied is truthful and accurate. If the information is subsequently found to be inaccurate or incorrect, the entry or entries will be disqualified.

The IoT Breakthrough Awards program recognizes honorees in the following categories:

How do I submit my nomination?

The award submission process is simple. Simply visit the nominations page and fill out the required form prior to November 1, 2017.

The award submission process is intentionally streamlined, focused on the simple question of “How Does your Product, Service or Company Break Through the Crowded IoT market,” and we ask that nominations are kept to approximately 500 words or less.

Entries will be treated by IoT Breakthrough as confidential and the content of the nominations will not be publicly published without consent of the nominee.
Note that emailed or hard copy submission forms will not be accepted.
You may submit the same product, solution or company in multiple categories.

Deadline: November 1, 2017

How are the awards nominations judged?

IoT Breakthrough judges have earned a reputation for fairness and credibility, and are committed to determining the BREAK THROUGH nominations for each award category.

Judges are senior-level, experienced IoT professionals that have personally worked within the information security space, including journalists, analysts and technology executives with experience in a range of information security positions and perspectives. From successful technology startups to veteran industry leaders, the panel of judges bring a balanced perspective of evaluation for the award nominations.
The decision of the judges is final. Details of the judging panel deliberations will not be disclosed publicly.

What are the benefits of winning an IoT Breakthrough award?

Earning the coveted IoT Breakthrough Award provides compelling benefits, including, but not limited to:
• BRAGGING RIGHTS
• Participation in IoT Breakthrough marketing promotional activities, including media and analyst outreach, social media promotion, etc.
• IoT Breakthrough Award logo available to include on marketing materials (press release, social media, website, product packaging, tradeshow booth, advertising materials, etc.)
• IoT Breakthrough crystal award plaque to display at industry tradeshows and at corporate offices
• Industry-wide recognition and media attention through an IoT Breakthrough press release announcing the honorees

Honorees Notified: December, 2017

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. Company name and logos may be used by IoT Breakthrough for promotional purposes.

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