2016 Winners

We are delighted to reveal the ultimate winners from each category. They were announced at a special awards ceremony in London. The awards culminated on November 17th with a conference showcasing the winners and exploring key themes around collaboration and innovation.

Energy, Efficiency & Sustainability

Atmospheric Sampling over Ascension Island using UAV's

The Development of and use of autonomous drones to collect high-altitude atmospheric samples

University of Bristol with Royal Holloway; University of London; University of Birmingham

Safety & Security

The Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers

The design and manufacture of two 65,000 tonne aircraft carriers, the largest warships ever built by the UK

The Aircraft Carrier Alliance with BAE Systems Naval Ships; Thales; Babcock; Ministry of Defence

Health & Wellbeing

ADEPT - Additive manufacture for Design-led Efficient Patient Treatment

Initiative aimed at enabling widespread use of 3D printing to produce bespoke implants

Renishaw PLC with PDR at Cardiff Metropolitan University; Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (Maxillofacial Unit); LPW Technology Ltd

The Built Environment

SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre

Innovation Centre aimed at exploiting the use of smart materials to turn buildings into power stations

Swansea University with Tata Steel; NSG; BASF; Cardiff University

Information, Data & Connectivity

ORCHID: The Science of Human-Agent Collectives

Project examining how humans and intelligent software can work together more effectively

University of Southampton with University of Oxford; University of Nottingham; University of Southampton; BAE Systems; Rescue Global; Secure Meters


Materials Strategic Partnership

Collaborative partnership aimed at producing new materials for jet engines

EPSRC / Rolls-Royce plc with University of Cambridge; University of Swansea; University of Birmingham

Young Innovator for Practical Application

Nuclear Crane Zoning System

Automated system for controlling movement of cranes used to deal with nuclear waste at Sellafield

Future Tech Studio with Sellafield

Young Innovator for Design

Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Design Project

Design concept for a new pedestrian-Cycle bridge across the Thames

Watford Grammar School for Boys with Hyder Consulting