eVOTZ, Inc. has established an extraordinary relationship with SIMalliance, a non-profit industry association made up of the world's leading SIM card manufacturers.
eVOTZ was named as one of ten nominees to present at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain in February 2010. In July 2010, the jury of the SIMagine contest—comprised of leaders within the global mobile industry—awarded eVOTZ the "Gold Prize" for best 2010 SIM-based mobile application and start-up project.
Announced during SIMposium in Rome, Italy, eVOTZ was judged to be the most innovative, usable, well-designed initiative showing the highest commercial potential among 103 competing projects spanning 35 countries. The SIMagine participation also opened doors to new opportunities—including a potential proof-of-concept/joint venture to explore eVOTZ for elections in South Africa with mKratos.
Created in 2000, SIMalliance focuses on:
- Promoting SIM as a secure & flexible multi-application device for the deployment of pioneering mobile services; educating the market
- Advancing interoperability between SIM, Handset and OTA Platform participants in the mobile services ecosystem
- Producing SIMposium conferences and organizing SIMagine: the annual worldwide competition honoring the most innovative SIM-based applications or start-ups—like eVOTZ.