An innovation challenge to find the best
products and ideas in mobile authentication
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can enter the challenge?
The challenge is open to all individuals who possess an idea or product in the field of portable security using some kind of authentication tool, this can include, but is not limited to:
  • Mobile Phones
  • Tablet devices
  • Laptops
  • USB or other connections additions for portable devices
  • Applications and software for use on portable devices
Can I enter as a team or as part of a company?
You can enter as a group of up to 5 people or as part of a small company. However you must meet all of the eligibility criteria if you enter as a company.
You may enter a company for the challenge only if:
  • The company has been founded AFTER 1st January 2007.
  • The company has received less than USD $5,000,000 in revenue since they were founded.
  • The company is not a subsidiary of a larger company which breaks the above date founded or revenue restriction.
How much does it cost to enter this challenge?
It is completely free to enter this challenge. We will not ask you pay any entry fee.
What will entries be judged on?
Entries will be judged against innovation, competition and market, technical effectiveness, planned use of winning the prize, person and/or team and commercial success.
What is the prize for the challenge?
The prize for the Emergent Authentication Challenge is a cash prize of USD $10,000.
Will I have to give away any intellectual property?
No, entering this challenge has no implications for the Intellectual Property of your idea/product.
If you have any questions, please write to
The entry deadline has now passed and the challenge is closed for new submissions.