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The SESAMES Awards

88 companies in the running for the 2014 SESAMES Awards!



In total, the 89 companies registered 130 submissions representing 338 applications!

This candidate companies are:

ABnote Group • Advanced Card Systems Ltd • AIRTAG • Barclays • Bayer MaterialScience • Biddiw Ltd • BioCatch • Blocktech Technology Group • Cellum Global Corp. • Cirque Corporation • Coherent Plus Sdn Bhd • CompoSecure, LLC • COMPRION • Connecthings • cryptovision • DERMALOG • Identification Systems GmbH • Dynamics Inc • Emirates Identity Authority • Emperor Technology • Enigmedia • Entrust, part of Datacard Group • Fidesmo • Galitt • GENMSECURE • goSwiff • HID Global • iAxept Ltd • IdentaChip • INGENICO • Inmite s.r.o. • INSIDE Secure • Intrinsic-ID • Jetico Inc. Oy • Keypasco • LEGIC Identsystems AG • Login People • M2SYS Technology • MasterCard • Maxim Integrated • MePIN / Meontrust Inc • Monext            • Morpho • Multos International • MyBank • Nok Nok Labs • NXP Semiconductors • Oberthur Technologies • On Track Innovation (oti) • OpenLimit SignCubes AG • Orb IT Ltd • Otto Kuennecke GmbH • Payleven Holding GmbH • paySmart • Phaymobile • Pivo Wallet Oy • PW Consultants • Result XL • ROAM • Samsung Electronics • SecureKey • sequent • Silicon Craft Technology • SKIMPROT LTD. • SmartDisplayer Technology • SmartSoft • Snapp' • Spire Payments • SPS • Standard Bank • Svensk e-Identitet • Syniverse • Tagattitude • Tapcentive, Inc. • Telecom ParisTech • Think&Go NFC • TransaXiom Ltd • Transport for London • Trustonic • UINT • UL • United Security Printing • Unitronic Components Pte Ltd • VeriFone • Watchdata • Worldline by atos • Xantium Integrated Solutions Pty Ltd • xerox business solutions (france) • Zwipe AS

Discover the 2014 SESAMES Awards finalists.

The innovations presented at SESAMES 2014 display both the diversity and wealth of devices, services and applications introduced by companies involved in the CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS event. Coming from more than 30 countries and covering the five continents, they demonstrate companies’ ability to offer solutions that support individuals in their daily life. The benefits expected from those innovations include improved access to and use of infrastructures for transport or health, safer data exchanges, simplified processes in commerce and payments, the protection of individuals’ personal data and increased mobile access to a wider range of services; at the same time there is a strong focus on new approaches which are key to the coming digital society, such as cloud computing, mass market use of biometrics, virtual money and currencies, and geolocation amongst others. Accordingly, innovations that are competing perfectly reflect what CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS wishes to display and promote: creativity, imagination and trust dedicated to supporting ‘users on the move’.

The SESAMES Awards competition, the unchallenged hallmarks of excellence, rewards the industry’s best innovations every year.

The competition is free of charge and open to all companies operating in the sector. The jury is composed of experts from the industry.

The SESAMES Awards reward the top ten technological innovations that span the entire sector:



Since 2012, the special DISCOVERY SESAMES Award rewards the best innovation presented by a start-up company.

How to participate?

The Jury 2014

The members of the jury are all international experts in their category. They are chosen for their involvement in associations and organizations for the promotion and development of smart technologies. Some are part of companies using these technologies and innovations, others are part of specialized publications.


The 2013 winners

  1. Hardware: Gemalto M2M GmbH
  2. Software: Giesecke & Devrient
  3. Identification / ID Cards / Health: Infineon Technologies AG
  4. IT Security: CipherCloud
  5. Transportation: Card4B Systems S.A.
  6. Banking / Retail / Loyalty: Airtag
  7. Trusted Internet / Authentication: Oberthur Technologies-Agnitio
  8. Mobility: Think&Go NFC
  9. e-Transactions: SCCP Group
  10. Manufacturing & Tests: Secure-IC S.A.S.
  11. Special Discovery Prize: Think&Go NFC

See all the prize-winners

"The SESAMES awards has been an amazing achievement for our team in its ability to innovate and bring to market this innovation. Besides the notoriety, this award has been a booster for our international expansion"  Hassan Triqui, CEO, Secure-IC SAS

"Think&Go were delighted to win 2 prestigious SESAMES at CARTES 2013 for our NFC-Shopping and Dynamic NFC-Screen.  As a start-up proposing innovative solutions it brought us great visibility and strong credibility in front of all the key actors during the event which has brought us new business and increased interest from investors.
Tim BAKER, Director of Marketing and Communications, Think&Go NFC

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