2017 Judges

Danielle George

Danielle George

Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering

University of Manchester

Professor Iain Gray CBE

Professor Iain Gray CBE

Director of Aerospace

Cranfield University

Dr Chris Guyott

Dr Chris Guyott

Engineering Director

Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd

John Halton

John Halton

Director - Business & Industry

Engineering UK

Alan Mucklow

Alan Mucklow

Director - UK and Ireland Sales Division

Yamazaki Mazak

Alan Newby

Alan Newby

Director Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes

Rolls-Royce Plc

Professor Tom Rodden

Professor Tom Rodden

Deputy CEO

EPSRC

Jenni Sidey

Jenni Sidey

Lecturer in Internal Combustion Engines

Cambridge University

Professor Andy  Wright

Professor Andy Wright

Director Strategic Technology

BAE Systems Programmes and Support

What the judges said about the C2I 2017 shortlist:

“It’s a great illustration of the breadth and reach of engineering in all walks of society.”
Prof Andy Wright  –  Director Strategic Technology, BAE Systems Programmes and Support

“I think it’s great to see the way the UK wealth and future prosperity is underpinned by engineering innovation.”
Prof Tom Rodden – Deputy CEO, EPSRC

“It demonstrates the power of collaboration across a breadth of areas, both industrial and academic, and high level innovation, which is becoming even more important as we become an ex-EU member and have to collaborate widely across not just our own boundaries but also international boundaries.”
Alan Mucklow – Director, UK and Ireland Sales, Yamazaki Mazak 

“The outstanding feature of the entries was the collaborative side of things: incredibly innovative companies working with outstanding academics.”
Jenni Sidey – Lecturer in Internal Combustion Engines, Cambridge University & Astronaut

“The thing that excited me as I went through was the breadth of stuff – from the rocket car right through to the research led innovation.”
Dr Chris Guyott – Engineering Director, Frazer-Nash Consultancy

“I think it’s really important that we reach out to the younger people – so it’s great to see two categories for young innovators.”
Prof Danielle George, University of Manchester

“The most compelling thing for me was optimism about the future. If you look at the number and depth of entries from young innovators I think there’s great confidence that the future of engineering is in great hands.”
Alan Newby – Director Aerospace Technology, Rolls-Royce Plc

“For me, it’s about the transfer of knowledge from different industry sectors – we’ve seen it with medical devices, aerospace and automotive.”
John Halton – Director, Business & Industry, Engineering UK

“There are some outstanding entries – for me it’s about the links between innovation and the big societal challenges. Plus, the contribution from the engineers of tomorrow is absolutely awesome.”
Prof Iain Gray – Director of Aerospace, Cranfield University