Create The Smart Future With Z-Wave Labs

Z-Wave Labs is a competition sponsored by the Z-Wave Alliance to support and incentivize innovation on the Z-Wave platform. The Z-Wave Labs Program will accept applications from start-up companies and entrepreneurs looking to develop a new Z-Wave product or bring a Z-Wave product to market in categories including (but not limited to) residential, commercial, automotive, healthcare, security, energy and aging in place. Once per quarter, the program will reward one selected individual or company with a year-long full membership to the Z-Wave Alliance, as well as access to the new IoT-ready 500 Series Z-Wave Developer Kits from Sigma Designs.

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The competition is open to all companies and individuals 18 years of age or older as of the date of submission, except: the Organizer, employees of the Organizer; judges of the Competition; the Organizer’s Board of Directors, Technical Advisory Board or Committee Chairpersons, and direct family members of any of those individuals.

There will be no limits on company size except no publicly traded companies are eligible to apply.

For a list of frequently asked questions on eligibility, click here.


  1. Submission period. The period for submission of Applications will open at 12:00 a.m. PST on 15th day of May and run as follows: the first round will close at 12:00 a.m. PST on the 14th day of the August. The second round will open at 12:00 am PST on the the 15th day of August and close at 12:00 am PST on the 14th day of November. The third round will open at 12:00 am PST on the 15th day of November and close at 12:00 pm PST on the 14th day of February 2017. The last and final round will open at 12:00 am PST on the 15th day of February 2017 and close at 12:00 am on the 14th day of May 2017.
  2. Entries received before the Entry Period will not be considered unless they are re-submitted during the Entry Period. Entries received after the Entry Period will not be considered for the current month. Each Submission must include a fully completed entry form. Partially completed entries will be disqualified from further evaluation and will be discarded.
  3. The owner of the submission chosen as the winner each quarter is given 72 hours to return signed documents and 48 hours to approve a press release; failure to do so will result in the runner-up being chosen as the winner for that quarter.

* Note:

Entries in the June/July timeframe will be combined into the “Summer” winner, and November/December entries will be combined into the “Winter” winner.


Thank You to our Contest Sponsors!


Winners will be chosen and notified within 30 days of the end of the submission period.  The Z-Wave Alliance will announce its Z-Wave Labs selection and the winning company or individual will be featured on the website and on social media.

Click here to read case studies from our 2015 Z-Wave Labs Winners