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From: Patrick SCHOULLER 
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NFC Forum /  lancement de sa compétition   2010 / vos propositions sont attendues 2010 / vos propositions sont attendues


le NFC Forum organise pour la troisième fois un concours d'applications
utilisant la technologie NFC, qui est doté de prix dans deux catégories
d'applications, Recherche et Services Commerciaux. 

De plus amples renseignements se trouvent dans le communiqué ci-dessous, et
sur
le site du NFC Forum. 

On peut s'adresser aux responsables du Forum par E Mail, 
un webcast sera organisé prochainement pour indiquer les modalités de
participation, la manière de se procurer les spécifications et équipements de
démonstration, etc. 

NFC Forum Calls for Breakthrough Solutions for Annual Competition

Developers of Innovative NFC Solutions to Compete for Cash Prizes; Awards
Ceremony to be held at WIMA on April 21

Wakefield, Mass., USA - Nov. 4, 2009 - 

The NFC Forum (http://www.nfc-forum.org), a non-profit industry association
that
advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced
a call for entries for its NFC Forum Global Competition
(http://www.nfc-forum.org/events/2010_competition/). Now in its fourth
year, the
Competition promotes the development and deployment of innovative and
exemplary
NFC services by both commercial and academic developers. 

The Competition has historically attracted scores of global entries spanning
application areas as diverse as healthcare, mobile social media, hospitality,
online banking and support for the disabled.

The Competition's Commercial Track recognizes the commercial solution judged
"The Best NFC Service of the Year 2010," while a Research Track honors the
academic organization that develops "The Most Innovative NFC Research Project
of the Year 2010." Three winners in each track will be awarded cash prizes.
First-place winners will receive 5000 euros, second-place 1500 euros and
third-place 1000 euros.
Entrants in the NFC Forum Global Competition can also benefit from global
media
coverage, interest from industry leaders and venture capitalists, and the
opportunity to share ideas and forge relationships with other leading
developers from business and academia.

"Every year, the NFC Forum Global Competition attracts a rich and varied array
of entries that exploit the ease and power of NFC technology in new and
exciting ways," said Koichi Tagawa, chairman of the NFC Forum. "We at the NFC
Forum are delighted to provide this annual showcase for the world's most
creative and useful NFC solutions."

The Competition's Commercial Track is for business ideas that address a
specific market, business or consumer need or want. To enter, teams must
submit
a business case document of no more than 3,000 words and a prototype or
commercial product. Commercial entries are evaluated on commercial viability
and how successfully and innovatively they meet the identified need using NFC
technology.

The Research Track is open to the academic community, including university
student teams and research institutions. Research track submissions require an
explanatory abstract of no more than 3,000 words that identifies the challenge
addressed and outlines the approach taken. Prototypes are preferred and
multimedia presentations are welcome; entries must not have been commercially
piloted previously. Research entries are judged on quality of design and their
creative and innovative use of NFC technology.

A team of reviewers will evaluate each entry, and 10 finalists from each track
will be announced on March 16, 2010. Each team of finalists will deliver a
presentation and live demonstration at the WIMA NFC Developers Summit
(http://www.wima-nfc.com) on April 21, 2010. Following these events, the jury,
composed of senior and recognized professionals and experts from academia and
sponsoring companies, will vote to select first-, second- and third-place
winners for each track.

The Competition's Organizing Committee is now accepting entries; all final
proposals must be received by February 19, 2010. Fees per entry (excluding
VAT)
are 200 euros for NFC Forum members, 350 euros for non-members, and 50 euros
for students and research institutions.

Entry forms and competition details are available now at:
http://www.nfc-forum.org/events/2010_competition. 


For further details or questions about competition rules and entries, write
to:
competition@nfc-forum.org.


Near Field Communication (NFC) is a standards-based, short-range wireless
connectivity technology that enables simple and safe two-way interactions
between electronic devices. NFC technology allows consumers to perform
contactless transactions, access digital content and connect devices with the
simplicity of a single touch.
Near Field Communication (NFC) technology provides global interoperability of
contactless identification and interconnection technologies. NFC operates in
the 13.56 MHz frequency range, over a typical distance of a few centimeters.
The underlying layers of NFC technology are based on ISO, ECMA, and ETSI
standards. NFC technology is supported by the world's leading communication
device manufacturers, semiconductor producers, network operators, IT and
services companies, and financial services organizations. NFC is compatible
with hundreds of millions of contactless cards and readers already deployed
worldwide.

About the NFC Forum

The NFC Forum, www.nfc-forum.org, was launched as a non-profit industry
association in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor and
consumer electronics companies. The Forum's mission is to advance the use of
Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring
interoperability among devices and services and educating the market about NFC
technology. The Forum's 140 global member companies currently are developing
specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for
interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device
discovery and device capability.

The NFC Forum's Sponsor members, which hold seats on the Board of Directors,
include leading players in key industries around the world. The Sponsor
members
are: Innovision Research & Technology plc, INSIDE Contactless, MasterCard
Worldwide, Microsoft Corp., NEC, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Inc., NXP Semiconductors,
Panasonic, Renesas Technology, Samsung, Sony Corporation, STMicroelectronics
and Visa Inc.


Pour plus d'information
For further information: 
Ruth Cassidy, Virtual, Inc.
+1 781-876-6239
rcassidy@virtualmgmt.com

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Patrick SCHOULLER
Ministère de l'Economie de l'Industrie et de l'Emploi
DGCIS - STIC
Représentant national "Programmes européens dédiés à la société de
l'information"
www.telecom.gouv.fr

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