Touching the future is the 1st European NFC competition. It was organized in conjunction with the European Near Field Communication Developers Summit which was held on 18 April 2007 during WIMA 2007 at Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

Winner teams after the final presentations.

The winners were:

The first place winner in Track A “Best NFC Implementation of the Year 2007”:

Nedap NV Healthcare of The Netherlands
“IO Concept: Simple Solution to a Complex Problem”
presented by: Rob Schuurman.

The first place winner in Track B “Most Innovative NFC Proposal of the Year 2007″:

Technical Research Center of Finland – VTT
Team Members: Tapio Matinmikko, Sonja Leskinen, and Vili Törmänen.
presented by: Sonja Leskinen

Second-place prizes for Track A were awarded to the following entries. Each team received a trophy:

  • “ToP Trainer — NFC Personal Trainer,” submitted by Top Tunniste Oy and its team of Alexey Chugunov, Janne Pyrrö and Pauli Tossavainen.
  • “Over-C’s Vacant Property NFC Application,” submitted by Over-C UK, Ltd. and its team of Michael Elliott, John Bridge, Chris Broughton, Ben Parrish, Claire Butler and Mark Gostlow.
  • “Commercially available multi application NFC-Phone in Hanau,” submitted by Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund team member Peter Preuss.
  • “Mobile NFC payment using a multi-application SIM card,” submitted by Gemalto and its team of Jean-Pierre Tual, Vincent Veran and Rémi Guidet.

Track B second-place winners were:

  • “HOTELNOVA,” submitted by MIS MDBS and its team of Thomas de Lazzari, Jean-Louis Agostini and Julien Cheype.
  • “Oystar – Mobile Loyalty software,” submitted as a joint collaboration of the Project Bureau, UK (David Slocombe, Adrian Ashley) and the team of Razum, R&D Studio, Slovenia (Dane Šoba, Rok Jamnik, Žiga Hajduković).
  • “Mobile Sales Assistant for retailers (MSA)” submitted by Institute of Electronic Business e.V. and its team of Stephan Karpischek and Stephan Hamacher.
  • “iO open; Home is not far away,” submitted by Nedap and its team of Rob Schuurman and Jan Hendrik Croockewit.


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