2018 Category Shortlists




Academic Innovator


The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME)
Coventry University, Faculty of Engineering and Computing with Unipart Manufacturing Group.

South West Nuclear Hub: nuclear energy teaching, research and innovation
South West Nuclear Hub (University of Bristol) with University of Oxford, Sellafield Ltd, EDF Energy, Atkins, Magnox, National Nuclear Laboratory, Kyoto University.

School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow with British Antarctic Survey, Dnipro National University, Clyde Space.

Robotic Innovation and Support for SMEs
Bristol Robotic Laboratory Technology Solutions (BTS) with The University of the West of England, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Numatic International, Reach Robotics, Walk to Beat, Architectural Association, KS Lettershop.



Energy & Environment


Agile Power Management Systems for Marine Vessels

Babcock with WMG, The University of Warwick, Potenza Technology Ltd.


Bristol STW - A renewable energy ecosystem
GENeco, with Wessex Engineering and Construction (WECS).

Elephants to Ants: Innovation in Integration
Createc with RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) a business unit of UKAEA, RED Engineering, REACT Engineering, OC Robotics and Structure Vision.

Photon Engineers Ltd with Polysolar Ltd, Swansea University, Exeter University, Absotherm Ltd.

Balanced Energy Network (BEN)
London South Bank University with ICAX ltd, Upside Energy, Origen power, Cranfield University, Mixergy

Quiet Aerofoils of the Next Generations
Brunel University of London with Vestas Wind System, Airbus, University of Southampton, University of Nottingham, City University London.




Healthcare & Medical

Universal Plasma
NIRI with NHSBT, Macopharma.

Shadow Robot Company with Designability, Telemetry Associates Limited, Three Sisters Care Ltd, Smart Homes & Building Alliance (SH&BA), The Bristol Robotics Laboratory (University of West of England). 

Enhanced Delivery Ecosystem for Neurosurgery in 2020 (EDEN2020)
Imperial College London with University Medical Center Groningen, Politecnico di Milano, RENISHAW plc, Technische Universität München, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Universita Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Xograph Healthcare.

Wireless wearable targets cells in fight against cancer

University of Nottingham with Frankie Rawson, Dr Michael C McAlpine (University of Minnesota), Prof Aleksandr Noy (Lawrence Livermore), Dr David Garrett (University of Melbourne), Prof David Amabilino (University of Nottingham), Prof Richard Hague (University of Nottingham), Dr Rguman Rahman (University of Nottingham), Dr Stuart Smith (Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust), Dr Lluisa Perez-Garcia, David Campbell (Surescreen Diagnostics Ltd).

Multi-functional Bioactive Medical Devices for Musculoskeletal Regeneration
The University of Sheffield with Ceramisys Ltd.

SLIPS: Shear Load Inductive Plantar Sensing for assessment and treatment of Diabetic Foot Disease

University of Leeds with NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Steeper Group. 



Information, Data & Connectivity

TWI with Agility3, Brunel University London, Dashboard, ESI, TWI.

Robert Bosch Limited with Jaguar Land Rover Limited, TRL Limited, The Floow Limited, Direct Line Insurance Services Limited, Royal Borough of Greenwich.

LIMPET - IIoT Intelligent Pipeline Infrastructure Monitoring
Dashboard with NEL, Exeter University, Penspen

ULTRAWAVE Ultracapacity wireless layer beyond 100 GHz based on millimetre wave travelling wave tubes
An EU Horizon 2020 Project coordinated by Lancaster University with Goethe University of Frankfurt (Germany), University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), Ferdinand Braun Institute (Germany), OMMIC (France), HFSE (Germany) and Fibernova (Spain).

Simplified Coherent Technologies for Future Optical Networks
University College London with University of Cambridge, Huawei Technologies, EPSRC.

Laing O'Rourke with Alstom, The University of Nottingham, Keonys, Simplan.


Defence, Security & Aerospace

Keyhole Surgery for Jet Engines

Rolls-Royce plc with University of Nottingham.

Compressor Aerofoil Residual Stress Mapping
Rolls-Royce with Strathclyde University - Advanced Forming Research Centre.

Kromek - D3S
Kromek with Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Invincea (now called Two Six Labs); PSI (Physical Sciences Inc).

Delta F 
Worcester Scientific with Coomber Electronics, Precision Atomics, Sensor Technology and EM Analytical.


Manufacturing Technology


Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) with High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC), Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), National Composites Centre (NCC), Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Centre for Process Industries (CPI).

Carbon Aluminium Automotive Hybrid Structures (CAAHS)
Gordon Murray Design Limited with Constellium, Brunel University London, Innoval Technology, and Bentley Motors.

NNUMAN - New Nuclear Manufacturing
The University of Manchester with Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (UK),  Rolls-Royce (UK), Framatome (France) Electric Power Research Institute (USA), ANSTO (Australia) Wood (UK), National Nuclear Laboratory (UK).

Laing O'Rourke with Alstom, The University of Nottingham, Keonys, Simplan, ADP, Dassault Systems, Smarter Grid Solutions, Ideko, Goimek.



Hydrogen Dual-Fuel Road Sweeper
Keynote PR with ULEMCo Ltd and Aberdeen City Council.

Composite Lightweight Automotive Suspension System (CLASS)
WMG, University of Warwick with Ford Motor Company, Gestamp (Autotech UK), GRM Consulting.

High Volume E-Machine Supply from the UK (HVEMS-UK)
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd (JLR) with TATA Steel UK Ltd (TATA), Midland Tool and Design Ltd (MTD), Grainger & Worrall Ltd (G&W), Motor Design Ltd (MDL), Horizon Instruments Ltd (Horizon), University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), Newcastle University (NU), High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI).

Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) Infotainment System
Elan PR on behalf of HARMAN & Daimler with  Samsung, NVidia, Nuance.

UK Autodrive
Arup with AXA Insurance, Coventry City Council, Ford Motor Company, Gowling WLG, Horiba MIRA, Jaguar Land Rover, Milton Keynes Council, RDM Group (Aurrigo), Tata Motors European Technical Centre, Thales, The Open University, Transport Systems Catapult, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford.



Young Innovator - Engagement


I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here
Mangorolla CIC with teachers at 307 schools, Engineers at 169 companies and organisations.

Living in Space and Young Innovators Programme
SMASHfestUK with Middlesex University, The Refinery, Deptford Green School - Design and Technology Year 9 students, Llangatwg Community School Year 8 students, Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College Sixth Form, Christ the King Sixth Form, AstroCymru, Monster Paw Games, Little Inventors, University of Greenwich, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK Space Agency.

Transport Scotland with Secondary Schools - Breadalbane Academy, Grantown Grammar School, Kingussie High School, Pitlochry High School; Primary Schools - Abernethy Primary, Alvie Primary, Aviemore Primary, Blair Atholl Primary, Breadalbane Primary, Carrbridge Primary, Daviot Primary, Deshar Primary, Gergask Primary, Glenlyon Primary, Grantown Primary, Grandtully Primary, Kenmore Primary, Kingussie Primary, Kinloch Rannoch Primary, Logierait Primary, Newtonmore Primary, Pitlochry Primary, Royal School of Dunkeld, and Strathdearn Primary. A9 Consultancies - Jacobs, CH2M Fairhurst Joint Venture and Atkins Mouchel Joint Venture.