2019 Categories

Academic Innovator

This award will go to a university department that demonstrates excellence in innovation and collaboration across multiple projects.

Shortlisted teams will be able to demonstrate a sustained culture of innovation and collaboration with academic and business partners, and be able to illustrate how their involvement in collaborative projects has contributed directly to their success.

Automotive

From the rise of driverless and connected vehicles, to the development of alternative powertrain and drivetrain technologies the automotive sector is going through a period of profound and revolutionary change. This award will celebrate the engineering innovations at the heart of this change and showcase the way in which automotive OEMs, suppliers, academic groups and others are working together to shape the next generation of passenger vehicles.

Entries are invited from all levels of industry and academia, but must be collaborative and must demonstrate high levels of innovation.

Aerospace, Defence & Security

From the technologies that are helping the UK stay at the forefront of the development of next generation aircraft to the latest innovations in military hardware and cyber-security systems this award will celebrate innovation and breakthroughs from the UK’s aerospace and defence sectors.

Entries are invited from all levels of industry and academia, but must be collaborative and must demonstrate high levels of innovation.

Energy & Environment

Making more efficient use of our resources and protecting the environment that sustains us are surely two of humanity’s top priorities. And from the development of low carbon energy sources, and less wasteful, more efficient approaches to every aspect of human enterprise engineers have a key role to play. This award will celebrate collaborative innovations that help address key challenges in this constantly evolving field.

Entries are invited from all levels of industry and academia, but must be collaborative and must demonstrate high levels of innovation.

Grand Prix

The winner of the winners: This award will go to the category winner which most impresses our judges, the entry which in their view provides the most striking, innovative and inspiring example of technology collaboration in action.

This category cannot be entered directly

Healthcare & Medical

From advanced surgical robots and prosthetics to wearable devices for monitoring a patient’s vital signs, engineers are at the forefront of change in healthcare: developing the technologies that help people stay healthier for longer, addressing the challenges of the world’s ageing population, and leading the fight against a range of debilitating conditions. This award will celebrate collaborative innovations in this truly life-changing field.

Entries are invited from all levels of industry and academia, but must be collaborative and must demonstrate high levels of innovation.

Information, Data & Connectivity

Few areas of the modern world are untouched by the rise of big data and connectivity. From the factory floor to the racetrack, the ways in which we gather, analyse and use data are helping to boost efficiency, enhance performance and improve user experience. This award will celebrate collaborative innovations in this increasingly critical field.

Entries are invited from all levels of industry and academia, but must be collaborative and must demonstrate high levels of innovation.

Manufacturing Technology

With disruptive technologies like additive manufacturing moving into the mainstream, traditional subtractive techniques achieving new levels of accuracy, and concepts such as Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence beginning to have a major impact, the factory floor is going through a period of rapid evolution.

This award will celebrate the innovations at the heart of this evolution, and showcase the way in which different groups and partners are working together to drive this change.

Entries are invited from all levels of industry and academia, but must be collaborative and must demonstrate high levels of innovation.

Young Innovator

This special award will celebrate the achievements of tomorrow’s engineers, by shining the spotlight on outstanding examples of school engineering projects.

Entries, which are invited from either industry partners or schools, may refer to either a specific stand-alone project with a clearly defined aim, or a longer-term collaborative relationship between a business and a specific school aimed at inspiring students to consider a career in engineering.