Shortlist

Congratulations to those who have made it through to the shortlist. Don't forget to book your place to see the winners announced.

 

Army HQ

Army HQ

People are at the 'agile edge' of Defence. This innovation focused on approaches that will transform Army Training, hone the agile edge and enhance operational capability.



JHubMed

JhubMed

This Innovation project uses existing Commercial Off the Shelf Physiological Monitoring equipment and connects it via Military Communication bearers/networks to enable data flow through the Operational Patient Care Pathway. This Innovation enhances healthcare, continuity of care, improves survive ability and mitigates a number of clinical risks present on Operations/ aboard Ship.


Royal Navy

Project HECLA

HECLA is demonstrating how the collection of hydrographic data using autonomous underwater gliders can support live Anti-Submarine Warfare operations. By enhancing near-real time understanding of the battlespace, there is an opportunity to revolutionise the warfare discipline, colloquially known as "Awfully Slow Warfare" with machine speed decision making.


RAF

RAF Rapid Capabilities Office

For manned RAF platforms to operate in theatre safely and effectively in the presence of threats that are rapidly evolving requires countermeasures that can be produced and adapted as fast as the threats change. This innovation provided the armed forces with a stepchange for the UK countermeasures manufacturing capability..


Royal Navy

Royal Navy

CSgt McDonald independently recognised a shortfall in capability and without the need for direction, sough out a novel solution, re-purposing an off-the-shelf product to fulfil a task for which it was not originally designed. He successfully secured funding and trialled the system in a range of demanding environments.

BT

BT

It is vital for the UK Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) roll-out for ultra-fast broadband.

Previous paper based survey & desk based planning systems were too slow & error-prone for the pace of delivery needed. Orion relieves that bottle neck in being a directly in the field process.


BT and Power Operations Limited

BT and Power Operations Limited

GEM-NG builds upon and integrates some of the latest developments in the communications world including 5G, Multi-Access Edge Computing and Network Function Virtualisation and applies them to the energy sector, demonstrating how the overall solution enables advanced metering and control in smart energy grids.


BT

BT

The Internet of Things is the provisioning of devices with network connectivity to allow data sharing, enabling the creation of a range of applications that analyse IoT data to create actionable insight. Guaranteeing the security of IoT devices is one of the main challenges of the Information and Communication Industry.


Gas Sensing Solutions

Gas Sensing Solutions

Purpose designed LEDs photodiodes are used to produce extremely efficient CO2 sensors in terms of power consumption and response time, being semiconductor based with no fragile parts, they are very robust making them ideal for rugged IoT applications where remote battery or energy scavenging systems are employed.


JHubMed

JhubMed

This Innovation project uses existing Commercial Off the Shelf Physiological Monitoring equipment within the MOD and connects it via Military Communication bearers/networks to enable data flow (including vital signs, voice, messaging, video and stillframe photography) through the Operational Patient Pathway. This ground-breaking data transfer project fits this Award Category exactly.


Vodafone

Vodafone

Our solution comprises of an IoT module which communication between any electrical product and Vodafone's retail management platform. The module can work independently to the host product, and can be added to any electrical product to deliver one/two-way messaging for safety recall or smart functionality on our NB-IoT Network.

Darktrace

Darktrace

Random numbers are vital to many applications: insufficient entropy results in reduced performance or security, and is a significant issue for virtual environments. qRand solves the problem of entropy starvation by monitoring the computer's entropy pool and augmenting it with high speed entropy from a quantum random number generator.


Senseon

Electronics of the future, Inc

An increasing complexity of digital and mixed-signal systems makes establishing the authenticity of a chip to be a key problem. Our system is using a new terahertz testing technique for non-destructive identification of genuine integrated circuitsby measuring their response to terahertz and/or sub-terahertz radiation at the circuit pins.


Lockcode Limited

Lockcode Limited

The House of Lords identified priority risk areas for the UK from threats presented by climate change. Our educational Cyber Security Toolkit for Climate Change enables conservationists understand how to collect, store, process and exchange conservation data collected by eg drones and cameras, mitigating risks to industry, government and citizens.


QuintessenceLabs

QuintessenceLabs

Random numbers are vital to many applications: insufficient entropy results in reduced performance or security, and is a significant issue for virtual environments. qRand solves the problem of entropy starvation by monitoring the computer's entropy pool and augmenting it with high speed entropy from a quantum random number generator.


Senseon

Senseon

Senseon has made several technological breakthroughs that help companies autonomously detect and respond to even the most subtle and complex of cyber threats, without needlessly impacting business operations.

Aeristech Limited

Aeristech Limited

An Aeristech centrifugal compressor when used to pressurise the air-side of a fuel-cell costs less than half and uses some 40% less energy than the positive displacement compressor it replaces. As more than 25% of a fuel cell output is used to drive the compressor the savings are significant.



Boston University

Boston University

We leveraged the emerging technique of magnetic metamaterials to significantly boost current MRI performance. We developed low-cost metamaterials to greatly improve the signal-to-noise ratio, yielding marked improvement in image quality or patient throughput in clinical MRIs, without disrupting current MRI operation procedures or introducing potential side effects to patients.


Element Six Ltd

Element Six Ltd

The world's first continuous-wave, room-temperature solid-state MASER has been enabled by Element Six synthetic diamond. Using state of the art chemical vapour deposition techniques, Element Six produced single crystal diamond with an optimised level of nitrogen-vacancy (NV) colour centres, with background defects below the part-per-million level.


FanthomX

FanthomX

It is one of a series of upcoming technologies that makes use of Artificial Intelligence to enhance and change the way in which medical diagnosis and practices are conducted.



Hexigone Inhibitors Ltd

Hexigone Inhibitors Ltd

Corrosion costs the world economy ~ £2 trillion every year. We manufacture corrosion inhibitors that are globally unique; that protect products for longer; and that are comparatively safer and more sustainable. Our patented technology is based on ground-breaking science that delivers a highly disruptive technology to the coatings industry.


University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Livermore  National Lab

University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Livermore National Lab

CAL is a new form of additive manufacturing that offers higher quality and faster print times than conventional 3D printing processes. The high speed reduces energy consumption and production costs. CAL makes innovative use of materials through our novel formulations of optically transmissive printable resins. CAL therefore advances Manufacturing Technology.


University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Based on a principle of photoacoustic laser streaming, we prepared an Au-implanted plasmonic quartz plate as micropumps that involve no moving parts and microstructures. These laser-driven fabrication-free micropumps open up a generation of pumping technology and opportunities for easy integration and versatile microfluidic applications.

Coeo Labs Pvt. Ltd

Coeo Labs Pvt. Ltd

Saans is the world's first portable, infrastructure-independent, neonatal breathing support device. Saans requires minimal skill to operate, is powered through electricity, rechargeable battery, compressed gases, first-in-world, manual mode. Saans provides user-regulated pressure and flow, with the appropriate air-oxygen mixture, to a baby in a low resource setting including transport.


Diabeloop

Diabeloop

The DBLG1 System is an innovative device that manages blood sugars in an automated way. It impacts professional healthcare (point of care technology), e-health (patient healthcare data is uploaded to a platform for analysis), and M-Health (Diabeloop programmed the handset that uses a machine-learning algorithm to direct medical decisions).


JhubMed

JhubMed

This Innovation project uses existing Commercial Off the Shelf Physiological Monitoring equipment and connects it via Military Communication bearers/networks to enable data flow through the Operational Patient Care Pathway. This Innovation enhances healthcare, continuity of care, improves surviveability and mitigates a number of clinical risks present on Operations/ aboard Ship.


Osso VR

Osso VR

Osso VR is a clinically validated surgical training platform designed for medical device companies, practicing surgeons, residents and medical students of all skill levels that's challenging the medical training paradigm that has existed largely unchanged for the past 100 years.



University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Combined expertise from the University of Nottingham's Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Division of Child Health and Obstetrics resulted in a novel electronic engineering solution which save lives and improves patients' experience in a foetal and newborn setting, leading to a highly successful spin-out, Monica Healthcare Ltd.

Bar-ilan University and Yale University

Bar-ilan University and Yale University

Our light-based remote sensing technology detects localized hemodynamic activity in the brain (i.e. sensing blood-flow and seeing to which region of the brain it flows). We clinically demonstrated "mind-reading" capabilities by distinguishing between motor, visual and memory cortex of subjects participating in the clinical-trials and performing different types of tasks.


Heriot-Watt university

Heriot-Watt University

Our innovation has demonstrated a highly competitive engineering process to recover over 90% of waste heat from data centres and convert into zero-emission cooling and power provision. The innovation has reduced energy need for data centres with 50% creating a highly commercially competitive approach to sustainable urban computing.


Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Our software platform is highly relevant for the Information Technology category. Using large-scale smart meter/asset data, we develop advanced machine learning (specifically deep learning) algorithms to extract information about missing cable assets and voltage excursions, which enables achieving high prediction-accuracy, even if, as often the case, some data is missing.


Queens University

Queens University

AI has demonstrated super-human performance in complex tasks (playing GO etc). IBM, Intel, Google, Apple, have shifted their core technological strategies from "mobile-first" to "AI-first" with the focus better hardware to support new AI algorithms. Our innovation in IT is based on novel optoelectronic devices for AI hardware.


University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

We develop the first digitization tool that automatically generates 3D virtual models of existing industrial factories. Our solution heals the core pain point of spatial digitization: the labour intensive modelling time and cost. We achieve this by prototyping an automated approach that combines deep learning and inference rules.

Ocado University

Ocado Engineering

Ocado's automated, intelligent systems have transformed the complex global online grocery retail industry to achieve outcomes far beyond human scale. Our unique swarm robotics technology enables us to pick a typical customer online grocery order in around 5 minutes, down from 90+ mins, and up to 50 orders simultaneously.


Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The innovation utilizes swarm intelligent robotic algorithms to implement robot collaboration. The business model of warehouse is transformed from labor-intensive to unmanned operation. The operation is monitored on a real-time basis with the swarm robot control system. Benefits include better utilization of space, increase productivity and reduce labor cost.


Intuition Robots

Intuition Robots

ElliQ makes technology accessible and intuitive to use for aging adults, helping them overcome the digital divide. This is the first proactive Artificial Intelligence driven social robot designed to encourage an active and engaged lifestyle by suggesting activities and making it simple to connect with loved ones.


Queens University

Queens University

AI has demonstrated super-human performance in complex tasks (playing GO etc). IBM, Intel, Google, Apple, have shifted their core technological strategies from "mobile-first" to "AI-first" with the focus better hardware to support new AI algorithms. Our innovation in Intelligent Systems is based on novel silicon hardware.


Sencieve Ltd

Sencieve Ltd

IMS enables instant/rapid decision making. Enhancing prediction to support immediate identification of early signs of structural/geotechnical failure and fatigue. It minimises risks and saves time/money. Long-life, robust, reliable and near real-time monitoring allows automatic triggering of multiple parameters to provide "Big-Data" for a site.


The Regents of the University of  California

The Regents of the University of California

My innovation involves the use of artificial intelligence to develop smart 3D-printers capable of printing with minimal waste and high speed, resolving defects on the fly, and realizing innovative designs previously impossible. This model-based technique is instrumental to the production of high-performance materials, pushing the frontiers of additive manufacturing systems.

Cygnet  Texkimp

Cygnet Texkimp

The 3D Winder is the first robotic, high-speed winding machine of its kind in the world capable of manufacturing complex, high-performance car and aircraft parts quickly, accurately, cost-effectively and in high volumes. It replaces slower, more expensive technologies and responds to demands for lighter, stronger, more fuel-efficient carbon fibre composites.


Holovis

Holovis

ViX Assist is an innovative application of Augmented Reality that will reduce downtime in manufacturing facilities by reducing the mean time to troubleshoot and fix and machine challenges. This method also captures and maintains knowledge that needs to be passed down through generations of engineers, ensuring no skill gaps.


Holovis

Holovis

This innovative application of Augmented Reality combined with CAD accuracy is designed to enhance quality and consistency for tooling and buy off applications by improving right first time, checking the build quality against the design intent and even verifying accuracy of the parts provided by suppliers.



Tri-Y  Environmental Research Institute; Nanjing Bo Best Environmental Protection  Science and Technology Co. Ltd.

Tri-Y Environmental Research Institute; Nanjing Bo Best Environmental Protection Science and Technology Co. Ltd.

The innovation is the first product in the world to replace the present insulation materials that have a seriously negative impact on environment. It is newly developed novel environmentally green High Resistance Panels (HRP) for building insulation with paper honeycomb sandwiched between two aluminum foils and enhanced by "phononic co-crystals".


University of California,  Berkeley, and Lawrence Livermore National Lab

University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Livermore National Lab

CAL is a new form of additive manufacturing that offers higher quality and faster print times than conventional 3D printing processes. The high speed reduces energy consumption and production costs. CAL makes innovative use of materials through our novel formulations of optically transmissive printable resins. CAL therefore advances Manufacturing Technology.


University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Under the guidance of Prof. Chris Sutcliffe, my PhD project addressed the lack of quality control in metal 3D printing. This is one of the bottlenecks slowing down wider industrial uptake of the technology. A proof-of-concept prototype was developed to inspect the electron beam additive manufacturing process via electronic imaging.


University  of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

In an extremely Competitive Category the judges were impressed by the collaboration between Industry and Academia in tackling one of 3D Printings biggest problem.



Worchester Bosch

Worchester Bosch

The result of eight years development, the Greenstar Lifestyle range features slick new design, many innovative features and is available in combi, system and regular boiler types. For the design-conscious home owner, it is revolutionary: finally, you can proudly show off your boiler in your home.

Worchester Bosch

CC Hydrodynamics

We've used flexible mesh type shallow water equation models (developed for modelling water movements) with additional physics modules and our own bespoke developed tools to develop models to look at tailings dam failures. The purpose of the studies is to determine the consequences of failure for use in emergency planning.


Worchester Bosch

Leonardo

This submission details a high integrity MBE workflow which has been successfully deployed to achieve the delivery of a Design Assurance Level C (DAL C) certified navigation solution. This is the first time that this level of software integrity has been achieved using MBE by Leonardo in the UK.



Worchester Bosch

University of Kent and KROHNE Ltd.

Machine learning is applied to describe highly non-linear but reproducible error curves. The error curves can then be used to correct errors encountered in the Coriolis flowmeter under gas-liquid two-phase flow conditions. With the machine learning model implemented, this £10K flowmeter can match the performance of a £100-500K flowmeter.


Worchester Bosch

The Regents of the University of California

My innovation involves the use of artificial intelligence to develop smart 3D-printers capable of printing with minimal waste and high speed, resolving defects on the fly, and realizing innovative designs previously impossible. This model-based technique is instrumental to the production of high-performance materials, pushing the frontiers of additive manufacturing.


Worchester Bosch

University of Southampton

Accurate modelling is essential to improving materials and this innovation has applied mathematics to create an innovative and highly accurate simulation of anti-reflective black silicon surfaces. This will directly enable improvements in solar cell efficiency.



Worchester Bosch

University of Southampton

This work explores the implications of wholly random nanostructures on electromagnetic wave propagation within a multiphysics simulation environment. We can noticeably bypass inaccuracies drawn from linearity dependencies of traditional modelling. For the first time using the finite element method, the analysis of highly intricate nanostructured material surfaces is uniquely reported.

Load Share

There was some stiff competition between novel product innovations and a range of innovative trials this year, however the judging group was overall impressed by the novel technology from SmartWires for balancing power flows across overhead lines; and it's application by UK Power Networks in the "Load Share" project – although the technology has been developed and deployed in N.America already, the benefit and timeliness of deploying on the UK distribution networks was apparent to the judges, and well quantified by UKPN.


Megger

Megger

The Confidence Meter allows electricians to carry out measurements on electrical installations with unrivalled stability and accuracy. Such excellent performance was achieved by a combination of hardware (electronics), software and user interface. This technology is an example of how a multi-disciplinary approach can deliver significant improvements in productivity.


Oxford nanoSystems

Oxford nanoSystems

Oxford nanoSystems Ltd (OnS) is a pioneer in novel coating technologies for heat-exchangers in all areas of energy conversion. Our unique technology boosts efficiencies and makes current energy/electricity generation more environmentally friendly. We are working ambitiously towards new areas of expertise: revolutionizing electronics cooling and waste heat recovery.


RES

RES

The power space is going through an unprecedented transition, led by the introduction of new technologies such as energy storage. RESolve is the technology that manages and enables this transition with the ability to deliver the value from energy storage and couple it with both conventional and renewable generation sources.


UK Power  Networks and Smart Wires

UK Power Networks and Smart Wires

Smart Wires' Power GuardianTM and PowerLine Guardian® technology haven't been used before in GB. UKPN deployed them to balance power flows across three circuits, releasing about 95MW of network capacity without time-consuming, costly reinforcements, saving between £8-10M. They offer faster, cheaper and optimal planning and operation of power systems.


Western Power  Distribution

Western Power Distribution

The project developed, installed and trialled innovative new technologies and control systems to actively manage voltage and network power flows in the South West of England. These advanced techniques have released 230MW of unutilised network capacity, enabling the connection of new renewable generation at reduced cost to bill-paying customers.

Discovery Safety

Discovery Safety

The programme will deliver improvements in plateued safety performance through innovative analysis of chaotic data. Instead of creating new burdens on end users, it applies text mining, machine learning and other techniques to obtain intellgence to protect safety critical plant and address human factors issues.


Electricity North Wes

Electricity North West

Our innovative use of existing technology is helping us to reduce the risk of safety issues for our customers living in high-rise flats and other multi-occupancy buildings throughout the North West, and is replicable across the UK.



Gaist

Gaist

Cumbria saw some of the worst flooding of recent years in 2015/16-Resultingly, many bridges were damaged/destroyed causing widespread disruption and major inspection/repair projects incurring financial costs to the taxpayer. BridgeCat was created to safely and rapidly assess bridge scour in the national bridge stock and ensure safety for all users.


GroundProbe

GroundProbe

Underground mines can be unstable and collapse without warning, endangering production, equipment, but most importantly, human lives. Unforeseen collapses are the signal greatest risk to safety in a mine. Currently no monitoring system can detect sub-millimetre movement of rock and forecast the time of a collapse to ensure maximum safety.


HiLO Maritime Risk Management

HiLO Maritime Risk Management

HiLo is making the world a safer place with the maritime industry's first ever knowledge sharing platform powered by an advanced, first-of-its-kind statistical risk model. HiLo has broken down barriers in data sharing by creating a safe, anonymous platform where competitors can exchange their data for whole-fleet insights.


Senceive

Senceive

Senceive offer the world's leading wireless remote condition monitoring solutions. The uptake is now widespread and is fast becoming the "go-to" method of monitoring due to the huge benefits that it provides. Senceive are proud to be at the forefront of this innovative push for digital construction and smart cities.



Vianair  Inc

Vianair Inc

Vianair develops a software platform for airspace and airport system design and planning. A critical aspect of this is the evaluation of safety design rules and criteria. This process is currently cumbersome and inefficient. Vianair AIM ensures evaluation of safety criteria, while enabling system performance evaluation from a holistic perspective.

Bar-Ilan University and Joy  Hirsch from Yale University

Bar-Ilan University and Joy Hirsch from Yale University

Our light-based remote sensing technology detects localized hemodynamic activity in the brain (i.e. sensing blood-flow and seeing to which region of the brain it flows). We clinically demonstrated "mind-reading" capabilities by distinguishing between motor, visual and memory cortex of subjects participating in the clinical-trials and performing different types of tasks.


Coeo Labs

Coeo Labs

Saans is the world's first portable, infrastructure-independent, neonatal breathing support device. Saans requires minimal skill to operate, is powered through electricity, rechargeable battery, compressed gases, first-in-world, manual mode. Saans provides user-regulated pressure and flow, with the appropriate air-oxygen mixture, to a baby in a low resource setting including transport.


Hexigone Inihibitors Limited

Hexigone Inihibitors Limited

Corrosion costs the world economy ~ £2 trillion every year. We manufacture corrosion inhibitors that are globally unique; that protect products for longer; and that are comparatively safer and more sustainable. Our patented technology is based on ground-breaking science that delivers a highly disruptive technology to the coatings industry.


Orbex

Orbex

The Orbex Prime rocket has a novel architecture that eliminates the fundamental mass challenge of small launchers. It's made from a specially formulated lightweight carbon fibre composite and includes the world's largest 3-D printed rocket engine making it 30% lighter and 20% more efficient than other vehicles in the category.


Orbex

Orbex

We are delighted to award first prize to Orbex for their Prime orbital launch vehicle with 3D printed rocket engine. The panel particularly praised the level of innovation and value to humanity of all the 30+ entrants, with a special mention to Ouroots Africa for the concept of making disposable products such as straws by growing them.


Vivid Q Limited

Vivid Q Limited

For over 50 years, digital holography has been confined to universities and R&D centers using supercomputers due to the immense computational requirements of generating holograms. With VividQ's efficient algorithmic approach, we are now able to generate full 3D holograms in real-time using only a single GPU for the first time.

Heriot-Watt University Research Centre for Carbon Solutions

Heriot-Watt University Research Centre for Carbon Solutions

Our innovation entails the production of low carbon jet fuels through the integration of novel technologies, taking CO2 and wood pellets from waste biomass and a combination of co-electrolysis to produce a jet fuel that is negative in CO2 emissions compared to conventional jet fuel (A1) pathways.



Integrated Design Research Lab

Integrated Design Research Lab

This project integrates a photobioreactor within a building enclosure - a primay area for solar exposure- that provides on-site renewable energy production, building energy efficiency, and good air quality. The project is expected to realize energy security and pollution sinks toward the next generation of sustainable built environment.


Ugprime briquettes

Ugprime briquettes

This initiative recycles garbage to form briquettes, reducing diseases and other disasters associated with poor waste management. Provides cheap alternative energy source, solving demand for firewood, coupled with unsustainable harvesting of forests that increased deforestation, with Uganda's forest cover dwindling from 5 million hectares in 1990's to 3.5million by 2005.


UK  Power Networks and Smart Wires

UK Power Networks and Smart Wires

This year's winning entry stood out for embracing the full ethos of the awards. The brilliantly simplistic innovation resolves a need to address Plastic Waste and housing needs in Uganda, whilst providing employment and being truly sustainable and environmentally friendly.



UK  Power Networks and Smart Wires

UK Power Networks and Smart Wires

Smart Wires' Power GuardianTM and PowerLine Guardian® technology haven't been used before in GB. UKPN deployed them to balance power flows across three circuits, releasing about 95MW of network capacity without time-consuming, costly reinforcements, saving between £8-10M. They offer faster, cheaper and optimal planning and operation of power systems.


Upcycle Africa

Upcycle Africa

We transform the waste crisis in Africa into employment for marginalised groups of people while training the communties the skills of turning plastic waste into affordable homes.

Combat Eagle

Combat Eagle

The innovation supports mine emergency team to administer medication on an injured employee. if he is able to use first aid kit, the drone drops the kit next him. The drone can be used to monitor radiation in dangerous areas giving out radiation. This reduces risk on humans.



GroundProbe

GroundProbe

The GML was adapted from underground mine wall monitoring to civil projects where it helps reduce shotcrete usage/wastage in tunnel projects by up to 30%, having huge environmental and cost impacts to tunnel constructions. It significantly reduces the rework needed for tunnel constructions by providing real-time feedback to construction crews.


Joule Group

Joule Group

Core to our mission is "Creating a safer, more sustainable world through industry leading, disruptive, transformational technology." As part of this important mission we have developed an app based tool for fire safety compliance that automates the tracking of building safety. The app is called TFS-COMPLIANCE (Total Fire Safety Compliance).


National Chung Hsing  University

National Chung Hsing University

An innovative modular single-stage grid-connected fuel cell (FC) inverter system equipped with power management and remote monitoring interface is developed (Taiwan patent-award).The system AC output capacity can be modified by increasing or reducing the number of internal power modules; accordingly, the scale of power generation can be adjusted.


University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

The Line Field Optical Coherence Tomography (LF-OCT) is the most advanced optical non-invasive testing platform for ophthalmology. This project shows the application of LF-OCT in semiconductor packaging non-destructive testing, in which case we transfer the medical technology to semiconductor industry.

University of Liverpool

Aeristech Limited

An Aeristech centrifugal compressor when used to pressurise the air-side of a fuel-cell costs less than half and uses some 40% less energy than the positive displacement compressor it replaces.As more than 25% of a fuel cell output is used to drive the compressor the savings are significant.



University of Liverpool

BMT

This innovation is a completely new and pioneering concept for protecting maritime and transport assets by stopping unwanted small maritime craft/speedboats from getting close to them. It does not cause any damage so can be used by commercial companies without fear of legal ramifications.



University of Liverpool

Heriot-Watt University/Research Centre for Carbon Solutions

Our innovation entails the production of low carbon jet fuels through the integration of novel technologies, taking CO2 and wood pellets from waste biomass and a combination of co-electrolysis to produce a jet fuel that is negative in CO2 emissions compared to conventional jet fuel (A1) pathways.



University of Liverpool

Heriot-Watt University/Research Centre for Carbon Solutions

The judging panel considered this to be an innovative way of producing jet fuel that not only reduces carbon in its production but also reduces emissions when burnt. It is recognised that sustainable aviation is key for ongoing mobility and societal advancement without costing the earth and whilst this innovation is still too early for commercial exploitation the panel believed it showed significant promise.


University of Liverpool

MTR Corporation Limited

The systems provides additional real-time safety reminders to Train Captains and Pedestrians according to dynamic road situations, which brings safety to the railway operations. The design team consists of members below 35 years old, who took active participation in understanding the problems and developing solutions with new technologies and innovation.


University of Liverpool

Senceive

Senceive offer the world's leading wireless remote condition monitoring solutions. The uptake is now widespread and is fast becoming the "go-to" method of monitoring due to the huge benefits that it provides. Senceive are proud to be at the forefront of this innovative push for digital construction and smart cities.

Alcuris

Alcuris

Memo takes a multi-user-focused, systems engineering approach to address the global challenge of prolonging independent living. This industry-first interoperable telecare system captures and analyses real-time behavioural, health, social and economic data to improve quality of life, provide peace-of-mind and optimise pressured health and social care resources.


BT

BT

The Internet of Things is the provisioning of devices with network connectivity to allow data sharing, enabling the creation of a range of applications that analyse IoT data to create actionable insight. Guaranteeing the security of IoT devices is one of the main challenges of the Information and Communication Industry.


MTR Corporation Limited

MTR Corporation Limited

The systems provides additional real-time safety reminders to Train Captains and Pedestrians according to dynamic road situations, which brings safety to the railway operations. The design team consists of members below 35 years old, who took active participation in understanding the problems and developing solutions with new technologies and innovation.


Pinfold Technologies

Pinfold Technologies

The innovation was developed entirely by the applicant during his PhD at UCL. He went on to present the work at the International Ultrasound Symposium, has applied for an international patent, and is now working with Interson (www.interson.com), a world-leading ultrasound device manufacture, to develop a product under license.


University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Under the guidance of Prof. Chris Sutcliffe, my PhD project addressed the lack of quality control in metal 3D printing. This is one of the bottlenecks slowing down wider industrial uptake of the technology. A proof-of-concept prototype was developed to inspect the electron beam additive manufacturing process via electronic imaging.

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