2018 Category Shortlists



Defence, Security & Aerospace

Keyhole Surgery for Jet Engines

Rolls-Royce plc with University of Nottingham.

Compressor Aerofoil Residual Stress Mapping
Rolls-Royce with Strathclyde University - Advanced Forming Research Centre.

Kromek - D3S
Kromek with Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Invincea (now called Two Six Labs); PSI (Physical Sciences Inc).

Delta F 
Worcester Scientific with Coomber Electronics, Precision Atomics, Sensor Technology and EM Analytical.


Manufacturing Technology


Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) with High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC), Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), National Composites Centre (NCC), Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Centre for Process Industries (CPI).

Carbon Aluminium Automotive Hybrid Structures (CAAHS)
Gordon Murray Design Limited with Constellium, Brunel University London, Innoval Technology, and Bentley Motors.

NNUMAN - New Nuclear Manufacturing
The University of Manchester with Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (UK),  Rolls-Royce (UK), Framatome (France) Electric Power Research Institute (USA), ANSTO (Australia) Wood (UK), National Nuclear Laboratory (UK).

Laing O'Rourke with Alstom, The University of Nottingham, Keonys, Simplan, ADP, Dassault Systems, Smarter Grid Solutions, Ideko, Goimek.



Hydrogen Dual-Fuel Road Sweeper
Keynote PR with ULEMCo Ltd and Aberdeen City Council.

Composite Lightweight Automotive Suspension System (CLASS)
WMG, University of Warwick with Ford Motor Company, Gestamp (Autotech UK), GRM Consulting.

High Volume E-Machine Supply from the UK (HVEMS-UK)
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd (JLR) with TATA Steel UK Ltd (TATA), Midland Tool and Design Ltd (MTD), Grainger & Worrall Ltd (G&W), Motor Design Ltd (MDL), Horizon Instruments Ltd (Horizon), University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), Newcastle University (NU), High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI).

Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) Infotainment System
Elan PR on behalf of HARMAN & Daimler with  Samsung, NVidia, Nuance.

UK Autodrive
Arup with AXA Insurance, Coventry City Council, Ford Motor Company, Gowling WLG, Horiba MIRA, Jaguar Land Rover, Milton Keynes Council, RDM Group (Aurrigo), Tata Motors European Technical Centre, Thales, The Open University, Transport Systems Catapult, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford.