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THE SESAMES Awards 2015 : Announcement of the Winners


Organized in the heart of CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS, the 20th ceremony of the SESAMES Awards rewards every year the best innovations in the fields of secure payment solutions, identification and mobility. During this event, 11 winners have been awarded.

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Miguel Mateus winner of the 2015 Startup Challenge with the members of the jury. (Photo: Business Wi ...

Miguel Mateus winner of the 2015 Startup Challenge with the members of the jury. (Photo: Business Wire)

In 2015, the awards ceremony took place the first day of CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS, on 17th November at 6.00 p.m in the Jean Thèves Amphitheatre. In front of prestigious guests and the 33 finalists, 11 winners were rewarded for their innovations in favor of the digital security industry, payment and identification.

The SESAMES Awards rewarding innovation

As an undisputed hallmark of excellence, the SESAMES Awards are recognized globally, from all industry players. It is offering to its winners a unique exposure and an unequalled credibility.

Exceptionally this year, a GOLDEN SESAMES award has been given for the 20th anniversary of the competition. This prize rewards the innovation that most impressed the judges this year.

The winners of each category will have the opportunity to present their innovation during the “Innovation Breaks” and on “Innovation TV” on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 November on the INNOVATION TV (hall 3).

The 11 winners of the SESAMES Awards 2015 by category:

NISS Group   Nano-ID   Our solution is a combination of intrinsic authentication, digital identification and a traceability network that provides a genuine solution to document security and authentication. NANO-ID™ enables to create an unforgeable & unique encrypted digital-ID code which is optically authenticated by our readers.   Booth 4J105
Infineon Technologies   OPTIGA (TM) Trust E - enabling the IoT   As embedded systems are increasingly gaining attention of attackers, the OPTIGA™ Trust E is a turnkey security solution for industrial automation systems, smart homes, and consumer devices. The high-end security controller comes with full system integration support for easy and cost effective deployment of high end security for your assets.   Booth 3E004
Oberthur Technologies   cityGo Ticket CIPURSE L   cityGo Ticket CIPURSE™ L is the first contactless ticket based on CIPURSE L available on the market which is certified by the OSPT Alliance. cityGo Ticket CIPURSE™ L is the perfect product for Urban Transport Operator or Urban Transport Authority willing to offer a smart ticket for a single journey or a 10-journey ticket with some transactions records based on a high level of security product.   Booth 4J110
Spire Payments   Spire Payments/Wirecard/Bijlipay and Indian Overseas bank mPOS initiative   Spire Payments’ a market leader in mPOS has played a key role in providing chip and PIN mPOS devices for the first ever deployment of its type in the Chennai area of India. Aimed at the micro merchant sector which had previously never accepted card payments, merchants are seeing revenue increases of 15% while benefiting from lower operating costs.   Booth 4H019
Oberthur Technologies   OT Flying mPOS powered by Mobeewave   Solution to convert a mobile handset into a powerful, secure, open and contactless mobile POS for merchants. The offer leverages on PEARL by OT embedded Secure Element and Mobeewave’s contactless payment acceptance technology in order to turn smart devices into secure payment terminals.   Booth 4J110
Verifone   Verifone Cloud POS   Verifone Cloud POS is an Android-based cloud point of sale system for tablets and smartphones. Ideal for small/medium sized merchants, it supports all payment methods. It's processor-agnostic and scalable to grow with merchants’ businesses, while enabling them to identify, engage and reward customers through custom digital loyalty/coupon programs.   Booth 4L004
Emperor Technology   3D Multi-color Card   A 3D Multi-color Card printed by resinae liquid inkjet printing technology, on which the photo, text, number and signature are created with 3D embossing effect. It is a cost-effective solution to print vivid color pattern on cards with high resolution. It brings diversity to the traditional smart card manufacturing industry.   Booth 3E088
Oberthur Technologies   EMV Cybersecurity by OT   By making EMV payment cards capable of detecting & reporting anomalies in an EMV transaction flow, OT go beyond traditional security approach of protecting issuers & cardholders assets against security attacks. OT apply principles of cybersecurity turning EMV cards into smart sensors contributing to financial institutions security continuum   Booth 4J110
QiCard & International Smart Card   QiCard Biometric-payment card for distribution of aid to refugees   A joint initiative between International Smart Card and the Ministry of Migrant for the distribution of aid to internally displaced refugees in Iraq, using biometric identity-based smart cards.    
Famoco   OtherCoin   FAMOCO and and Cayenne Graphics developed a breakthrough offline payment solution inspired from the Bitcoin technology. The solution is based on the generation, storing and transmission of Bitcoin private keys. Among other applications, this solution will prevail as the most convenient and secure payment system for communities acting in a unity of time and place such as clubs, festivals, resorts, etc.   Booth 4J048

Izicap, winner of the 2015 Startup Challenge

At CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015, on 18th November from 11.00 12:30 pm, 4 startups finalists of the 2015 Startup Challenge presented their project in front of a panel of experts and the public. The French startup Izicap is the winner of this contest aims to reward the most innovative solutions for the payment.

The Startup Challenge created in 2014 by CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS in partnership with Fabernovel represents a springboard that enables young entrepreneurs to gain visibility, secure funding and gain privileged access to their target market.

The French startup Izicap, created in 2013 by Miguel Mateus, won the Startup Challenge thanks to his project: a bank card loyalty scheme without the need for additional infrastructure. This innovation, an all-in-one tool, joins a loyalty and a payment card and helps small business owners to define a loyalty program to make them more competitive.

Miguel Matus, CEO of Izicap: “It was a great honor and encouragement for us to win this competition. It means that Izicap has been recognized by experts as an innovative company in the payment industry. This award allows us to view the future with confidence and move forward in developing this concept in which we strongly believe”.

Izicap has received €10,000 (including 5,000 Euros’ worth of consulting from GALITT). This startup will also be allocated a 6m2 Stand at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2016 trade event in Paris, and will be interviewed on INNOVATION TV.

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