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We’re delighted to reveal the shortlist for The Engineer’s 2023 Collaborate To Innovate (C2I) Awards.

Now in its eighth year, The Engineer’s Collaborate To Innovate awards (C2I) was established to uncover and celebrate great examples of technology-led engineering collaboration across a range of different disciplines and sectors.

Shortlisted entries will be judged by a panel of some of the UK’s leading engineers, and the winners will be announced on Thursday 29th February 2024 at a special awards party at One Great George Street, London.


Jon Excell
Editor & Publisher – The Engineer

What our judges' say...

“The strength and diversity of the entries this year reflect the strength and diversity of our industrial sector”

Dr Richard Drake – CTO, Babcock International Group

“As ever it’s great to see the variety of ways that engineers can contribute to solving problems and improving the world we live in”

Alan Newby – Director Aerospace Technology & Future Programmes, Rolls-Royce plc

“It’s really heartening to see the amount of innovation that’s going on. This year, I particularly enjoyed the variety and breadth of topics that engineering is being applied to and the innovations that have been made to benefit society across the board.”

Abbie Hutty – Lead Systems Engineer, ispace

“Collaboration is the name of the game in engineering and all of this year’s entries showed good evidence of that, as well as a bit of left field thinking.”

Katherine Bennett – CEO, HVM Catapult

“I was impressed by the diversity of exciting and innovative ideas that are coming through, the strength of the collaborations that are helping to deliver that, and the fact that they are looking at all of the big problems we’re facing at every level”

Dr Rachel Bishop – Deputy Director, Research Base, UKRI

“Another strong year demonstrating engineering innovation and collaboration and its impact on society. This year, as we move towards net zero, the strength of innovation in net zero has really come to the fore across all of the categories. “

Professor Andy Wright – Independent Consultant

“This year’s awards show the importance of innovation and real evidence of impact”

Dr Isabel DiVanna – Senior Member, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

And the winners....

"As a growing business, for AEM to be recognised alongside some of the biggest names in UK industry was a fantastic boost. Winning both the Automotive and Grand Prix awards has also helped boost our profile, bringing in customers from as far away as South America and Australia."

Mike Woodcock – Chief Commercial Officer, Advanced Electric Machine Ltd

“The C2I awards are the best industry event I have had the privilege of attending. They are less formal than most traditional awards events and consequently provide a more relaxed atmosphere in which to network and engage with other attendees. The result is an event which is, quite frankly, very good fun while at the same time celebrating some wonderful innovation.”

Andrew Rae - Professor of Engineering, University of the Highlands and Islands