2017 winners

ABB

XinlinxCommunications

Single-chip 5G Massive-MIMO Antenna Interface

The All Programmable RFSoC overcomes a major barrier to rollout of the 5G networks needed to satisfy exploding demand for high-speed mobile Internet services. It introduces innovative techniques, including direct RF sampling, to dramatically reduce the size, power and complexity of massive-MIMO antenna interfaces, which is critical for commercial deployment.

Xilinx

 

Open UniversityCyber Security

Privacy Band: On-body Privacy Warnings and Controls

Our innovation, improves user awareness of personal information threats in real-time and enables privacy to be managed in a direct, intuitive, and non-obtrusive manner. Compared with current practices, our innovation holds the potential to simplify and make user privacy management highly intuitive.

The Open University, UK

 

Creavo Medical TechnologiesEmerging Technology Design

A Scanner to rule out heart attack in emergency departments

This is a cutting-edge non-invasive scanner which is designed to help physicians rule out serious heart disease much more rapidly than is currently possible. Research into the device within the NHS is showing how industry and healthcare can work together to deal with important questions in medical science. 

Creavo Medical Technologies

 

IntelliDigest LimitedEnergy

An intelligent and automated kitchen fitted anaerobic foodwaste digester

We have combined knowledge spanning fields such as artificial intelligence, metagenomics, metabolomics, big data/analytics, integrated sensors and internet of things in developing IntelliAD to safely, autonomously and completely recycle foodwaste to clean energy thereby curbing current loss of up to 70% resource in food waste before it is recycled.  

IntelliDigest Limited

 

Creavo Medical TechnologiesHealthcare Technologies

Rapid rule out of Myocardial Infarction in the Emergency Department

This is a cutting-edge non-invasive scanner which is designed to help physicians rule out serious heart disease much more rapidly than is currently possible. Research into the device within the NHS is showing how industry and healthcare can work together to deal with important questions in medical science.

Creavo Medical Technologies

 

Luminance Horizontal Innovation

Luminance Artificial Intelligence

Luminance is a legal technology which uses the latest advances in machine learning to transform the process of due diligence by supporting mergers and acquisition lawyers. Luminance’s technology goes beyond the existing legacy software by using artificial intelligence which learns and understands like a human brain.

Luminance

 

Laura NetworksInformation Technology

Cognitive Risk Manager Virtual Robot

It is a Virtual Robot with artificial intelligence and machine learning technology. Our main contribution is to give institutions the possibility to process and analyze data more effectively, providing professionals with more assertive capabilities for decision making, improving productivity in processes, activities, and tasks.

Laura Networks

Laura Networks could not attend the ceremony, so the award was received on their behalf by IET President Nick Winser.

 

Toshiba MedicalIntelligent Systems

Clinical Cockpits: Intelligently integrating diverse healthcare data for Decision Support

Digitised medical data is now available in different locations and formats than can be used by clinicians to make medical decisions.  Aggregating this information together and presenting it to the human user is a challenging UX design problem.  Our new Clinical Cockpits are attempting to do just that.

Toshiba Medical

 

State Key Laboratory of Ultraprecision Machining Technology, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityManufacturing Technology

An In-situ Multisensor 3D Metrology System for Precision Manufacturing

The innovation is an in-situ multi-sensor metrology system which was developed to cater for the great demand for in-situ 3D surface measurement in Industrial 4.0. The system can be integrated into a wide range of machines to enhance precision manufacturing processes. Examples of applications include CNC machines and robotic arms.

State Key Laboratory of Ultraprecision Machining Technology, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

PETRONASModel-Based Engineering

A Revolutionary Prediction Tool for Pragmatic, Safe and Efficient Drilling

The 3D Dynamic Wellbore Stability Tool is a prediction tool developed to quantitatively predict wellbore failure, starting from the initiation stage, progression until stabilisation. It is an enhancement of current approach of 1D Wellbore Stability Model that only predicts the presence of wellbore failure during drilling activities.

PETRONAS

 

Navtech RadarNavigation and Surveillance Communication

ClearWay Automatic Incident Detection System

ClearWay provides accurate and reliable vehicle tracking and Automatic Incident Detection. Unlike traditional technologies, it accurately detects vehicles, pedestrians, animals, and debris in all temperatures, weather conditions, and darkness/smoke/fog/gas along an entire highway.

ClearWay enables highways agencies to implement “Smart” motorways, helping improve traffic flow and enhance safety on motorways. 

Navtech Radar

 

Hong Kong Productivity CouncilPower

3-step Zero Effluent Discharge Process for Food Waste Total Recycling

This novel process generates high purity biogas (~80% methane) from food wastes. Besides biogas, the new process also produces fish feed and waste oil for biodiesel production, leaving no residual waste for disposal. This can solve food waste disposal problem, generate renewable energy, reduce carbon emission and recover valuable resources.

Hong Kong Productivity Council

 

UbiqutekStart-up

Electricity to kill weeds offering organic alternative to chemical herbicides

Chemical herbicides are under pressure from increasing natural resistance and from regulators banning or restricting them due to health and environmental concerns. Using electrical to kill weeds by boiling them offers a sustainable alternative. Our next generation technology is innovative as it kills weeds but does not shock humans.

Ubiqutek

 

Department of Mechanical Engineering/Faculty of Engineering/National University of SingaporeSustainability

Composite Membranes for Air Dehumidification to Improve Building Energy Efficiency

A membrane-based technology to reduce air humidity has evolved. It is no ordinary air-conditioning technology. It is a first-of-its-kind foil-like membrane which sieves out water molecules at very high flux without needing heat regeneration.

It relieves the moisture condensation part of chillers to realize energy saving of 35% or more.

Department of Mechanical Engineering/Faculty of Engineering/National University of Singapore

The University of Singapore could not attend the ceremony, so the award was received on their behalf by IET Head of Communities & Events, Alex Taylor.

 

Navtech RadarTransport

ClearWay Automatic Incident Detection System

ClearWay provides accurate and reliable vehicle tracking and Automatic Incident Detection. Unlike traditional technologies, it accurately detects vehicles, pedestrians, animals, and debris in all temperatures, weather conditions, and darkness/smoke/fog/gas along an entire highway. ClearWay enables highways agencies to implement “Smart” motorways, helping improve traffic flow and enhance safety on motorways.  

Navtech Radar

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