New Delhi: IoT India Congress on Thursday opened nominations for its inaugural "IoT Thought Leadership Awards 2016" that aim to reward individual excellence and leadership in the IoT ecosystem. The awards will be part of the three-day "IoT India Congress 2016" to be held in Bengaluru from September 6-8. "With this award, we aim to give impetus to the individuals who have played a critical role in evolving revolution of IoT in India," said Rishi Bhatnagar, Chairman, IoT India Congress Organising Committee, in a statement. The "IoT India Congress 2016" has been conceptualised and designed by the members of the The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) -- an independent think-tank led by select industry leaders. Nominations are open for those who have made exemplary contributions towards the advancement of the Internet of Things or its adoption in the country. The submissions close on August 22. The "IoT India Congress 2016" has been conceptualised and designed by the members of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India -- an independent and neutral visionary think-tank led by select industry leaders. The panel envisions laying a solid foundation by supporting policymakers and industry in the next step of adoption of IoT. The "IoT India Congress 2016" will be supported by the ministry of communications and information technology's department of telecommunications.