Product may be submitted into the relevant product category. The same product may be submitted into a maximum of three (3) product categories and is eligible to win in each category entered, provided it meets the requirements for the product category and a separate application fee is paid for each category submitted.

Accessibility & Aging Tech

Products and services with innovative features that enable ease of use to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities, regardless of cognitive, mobile, hearing, or visual abilities. Aging Tech includes technologies designed to assist the aging population maintain independence by addressing needs including fall detection/prevention, social isolation, and other health, safety, and wellbeing concerns.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Software, products and services that simulate human intelligence, productivity or actions through machine learning or some other form of algorithm-based model such as generative AI, natural language processing, computer vision, and neural networks.

Audio/Video Components & Accessories

Systems or speakers designed to provide playback, storage or distribution of audio and video signals and content, as well as products designed to enable, enhance, connect, or maintain audio/video systems and components. Also includes high performance audio components and speakers that provide optimal performance and sound reproduction. Hi-Fidelity products are typically produced in limited quantities and are often handcrafted.

Computer Hardware & Components

All desktop and notebook computer systems and internal components, including tablets and ereaders.

Computer Peripherals & Accessories

Products designed to connect to and extend the functionality of desktop or portable computer systems or to enable, enhance, connect, power or maintain desktop or portable computer systems.

Content & Entertainment

A device, app or service that allows a user to stream audio and video over a network. Offerings can be free or at a cost.

Cybersecurity & Personal Privacy

Products that serve to protect, enhance, manage or analyze digital security.

Digital Health

Consumer devices, mobile apps, telehealth and other technologies designed to monitor, detect and analyze health, support well-being, manage disease or provide a therapeutic benefit.

Digital Imaging/Photography

Products designed to enhance the visual experience or allow the user to capture, store and edit still images or video.

Drones & Unmanned Systems

Consumer drones, consumer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other mobility systems that are able to fly, swim, or otherwise move and be operated from a remote location. May include secondary features such as photo/video recording, movement of materials, mapping, wayfinding, search/rescue, or other capabilities.

Embedded Technologies

Integrated chips and components designed to provide functionality to finished products or subassemblies, including but not limited to microprocessors, sensors, radio-frequency ICs, systems on a chip (SoC) or modules, and embedded Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

Financial Technologies

Products designed to create, enhance or automate financial services such as mobile payments, blockchain, digital financial services and NFT or digital assets.

Food & AgTech

Technology that improves the yields and efficiency in food production. Products designed to produce, preserve or process food with less waste and enable better nutrition. May include plant-based technologies, features that help produce better crops or new locally and home-grown food options.

Gaming & eSports

Products (hardware, software, services) designed to allow users to interact with electronic games. Also includes technologies and software applications including platforms that enable esports.

Headphones & Personal Audio

Devices that allow users to listen to content, such as music, radio, video, TV, gaming, portable media players or telephone conversations. The devices may incorporate microphones for user voice response or input, and do not have to be designed for use with any specific type of device.

Home Appliances

Products that have a primary function of being used in the home, including major and portable appliances. Products may provide home heating and cooling, comfort, aesthetics, convenience, food storage and preparation, or cleaning. Products should have significant electronic functionality as a central part of the item’s operation.

Human Security for All

Products that align with the critical role of technology in supporting the United Nations’ efforts to advance human security for all, including Community, Economic, Environmental, Food, Health, Mobility, Personal and Political. Products must demonstrate how technology helps tackle the world’s most pressing problems. More information can be found on HS4A.

In-Vehicle Entertainment

Products and components designed to be part of an in-vehicle entertainment and information systems (OEM or aftermarket).

Mobile Devices, Accessories & Apps

Smartphones and other mobile handsets including wireless hot spots or accessories designed to work with mobile devices, such as cases or chargers. Also includes apps developed to run on mobile device platforms including Android (Google Play) and iOS (Apple App Store).


Programmable or otherwise intelligent machines capable of performing specific tasks or replicating human movement, interactions and productivity.

Smart Cities

Products, applications and technologies designed to be incorporated in a smart city, or smart venue, technology ecosystem. Smart cities are designed to improve and enhance the lives of the citizens and businesses who inhabit it.

Smart Home

Products and accessories that provide a home’s inhabitants with sophisticated monitoring and control over the building's functions or enable users to maintain a wired or wireless data network. May also include products and software that provide remote access and control.

Sports & Fitness

Products designed to test, monitor, or analyze the fitness or sports performance of an individual. May also include sports apparel and equipment that incorporate sensors or other technology.

Sustainability, Eco-Design & Smart Energy

Innovative features incorporated into products that are environmentally friendly, including efficient and clean energy use; manufacturing processes that reduce use of harmful environment substances (e.g., lead, mercury, auto emissions); durability/end of-life (e.g., reuse, refurbish, remanufacture, recycle); renewable resources (e.g., solar and wind technologies); products and services that help clean water or air, conserve resources, or facilitate efficient powering or charging of consumer electronic products.

Vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility

Automotive and other transportation products and services that integrate technology into the driving or riding experience, whether by enhancing safety, navigation, improving the passenger experience (except entertainment), or enabling self-driving functionality. Also includes transportation technologies for air, sea and space mobility and engine technologies such as electric and hydrogen.

Video Displays

Devices whose primary purpose is the display of video content, excluding items marketed and sold primarily as computer monitors. Also excludes displays in wearables.

XR Technologies & Accessories

Products (hardware) designed to provide a virtual, augmented, mixed or extended reality experience. This includes accessories designed to work with XR technologies and systems such as haptics gloves or controllers.

Wearable Technologies

Electronic devices or apparel worn by the user that may include sensors, processors, displays or other technology for the purpose of sensory enhancement, measurement, computing or data-collection/transmission. Also includes eyewear technologies that do not fit in the XR Technologies category.

Web3 and Metaverse Technologies

Platforms, software, and services that deliver next-generation, immersive online experiences that embody the next iteration of the Internet. Solutions can be consumer-oriented or aimed at the enterprise market.