About Awards

Panelists including journalists and experts will judge and present a variety of awards in recognition of the most excellent products and services on exhibit.


Category Grand Prix and Runner-Up Awards Announced

Selecting from the large number of products and services exhibited, CEATEC JAPAN will be presenting awards based on its evaluation criteria of innovative and sophisticated technology under the theme of "Smart Innovation — Creating a prosperous lifestyle and society".

Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Award
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award

Category Awards

•Announcement: October 3rd (Wed.)
•Award Ceremony: October 4th (Thu.)

The "Products and Services Category"
for creating prosperous and ideal lifestyles.

The "Network Technologies Category"
for building the next-generation smart network society.

The "Next-generation Innovation and Key Technologies Category"
supporting next-generation IT and electronics product developments.

The "Smart/Key Technologies Category"
supporting smart products and systems in wide-ranging fields

Media ballot Category

The CEATEC INNOVATION AWARDS, "As Selected by U.S. Journalists"

The Winners of CEATEC JAPAN 2012 Innovation Awards
As Selected by U.S. Journalist

Finalists Innovation Awards 2012

The CEATEC INNOVATION AWARDS, "As Selected by U.S. Journalists" are judged by an independent panel of U.S. journalists working in the IT and consumer electronics fields, who thoroughly review the technologies, products and services of exhibitors at CEATEC JAPAN, and select winners in recognition of their excellence in innovation and potential influence on the U.S. market.

Award categories for the CEATEC Innovation Awards 2012

Grand Prix*

Home Entertainment

Electronic Components

Digital imaging

Computing and Networking


Mobile Technology


Health and Household

Smart community

Special Award
■ Smart Mobility Award** new

* The "Grand Prix" award is presented to the best product/technology selected from the main categories other than the "Special Award" category.

** Owing to the close relationship between the IT/electronics and automotive manufacturing industries, which have a major impact on Japanese industry as a whole, the Smart Mobility special award will be newly implemented for products and services that symbolize these areas.

Announcement and Award Ceremony will be held on October 4th (Thu.)

The list of judges comprising the CEATEC Innovation Awards 2012 panel

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