C2i Awards 2023

The winners of the 2023 Collaborate To Innovate Awards were unveiled at the winners party at One Great George Street in central London on Thursday 29th February 2024.

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners

Scroll down to see a full list of the winners

For more in-depth coverage of each winner and the shortlist, visit The Engineer

2023 Winners

Sponsored by Ejot
Universal Battery Recycling System
Recyclus Group with University of Birmingham

Manufacturing Technology
A single-click automated manufacturing metrology demonstrator
Midlands Centre for Data-Driven Metrology (MCDDM) with Manufacturing Metrology Team. Faculty of Engineering University of Nottingham; Loughborough University; Coventry University

Energy & Environment
Distributed ReStart
National Grid ESO with SP Energy Networks and TNEI Consultancy

Highly Commended awarded to...
A New Partnership in Offshore Wind
University of Sheffield with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Durham University, Orsted and the University of Hull

Healthcare & Medical
The SMART Suit
Duchenne UK with Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK and The Inclusionaries Lab at The University of Liverpool

Information, Data & Connectivity
Innovative Pre-Straining Tools and BOFDA Technology assessment: A Transnational Leap in infrastructure Monitoring
Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) with University of Moratuwa, University of Oxford, Access Engineering, Laing O'Rourke Centre - University of Cambridge, fibrisTerre Systems GmbH, University of Qatar, Epsimon and WSP UK

Aerospace & Defence
Sponsored by Science and Technology Facilities Council
Retroflight Alpha (Future Flight Landing and Infrastructure - FFLP2)
Petalite with Vanti, Custom Interconnect Limited, Oxfordshire County Council, Midlands Aerospace Alliance, and ARC Aero Systems

Young Innovator
Sponsored by Hays
AutoMate - The chess board for everyone
Joseph Birch and Finley Stirk

Wild Card
Sponsored by igus
EMPHASIZING: Enhancing Material Properties of recycled glass fibres through SIZING
B&M Longworth with Gestamp UK, Ford UK, Gen 2 Plank, TWI, Brunel University London and EMS Grivory

Highly Commended awarded to...
1D superconductivity
University of Manchester with National Graphene Institute; Kyung See University (South Korea), NUS (Singapore); NIMS (Japan); Yale University (USA) and Lancaster University (UK)

STEM Initiative
Sponsored by Megger
Powering the Future: South Tyneside and Beyond
South Tyneside Council with Dogger Bank Community Fund, Little Inventors, Ford Aerospace, Cell Pack Solutions, Ryder Architects, Port of Tyne and North Star Marine

Highly Commended awarded to...
Next Engineers
GE Vernova with The Inspirational Learning Group Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub

Grand Prix
Sponsored by Babcock
The SMART Suit
Duchenne UK with Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK and The Inclusionaries Lab at The University of Liverpool