MeDe Innovation wins Academic Collaborator award
September 8, 2017
MeDe Innovation’s collaborative approach to innovation has won the Academic Innovator award at The Engineer’s Collaborate to Innovate Awards in London on 7th September.
This prestigious award is presented to university departments that demonstrate excellence in innovation and collaboration across multiple projects.
Entries were required to demonstrate a sustained culture of innovation and collaboration with academic and business partners, and to be able to illustrate how their involvement in collaborative projects has contributed directly to their success.
Dr Josephine Dixon-Hardy, Deputy Director of the Centre said ‘The award reflects our well established ability to collaborate with both academics and industry, and is a well-deserved achievement for the team. We’re looking forward to the conference in December.’
Also nominated in this category were:
- Centre for Additive Manufacturing (University of Nottingham)
- Developing a UK Quantum Sensor Technology ecosystem (UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology)
- Innovative Mixed Reality Solutions for Defence, Aerospace and Healthcare (University of Birmingham’s Human Interface Technologies Team)
- James Watt Nanofabrication Centre (University of Glasgow’s James Watt Nanofabrication Centre)
- The Centre for Collaborative and Innovative Construction Engineering (Loughborough University)
Other awards were presented on the night, including ‘Young Innovator’ and ‘Energy, Efficiency & Sustainability.’ A full list of winners can be found on The Engineer website.
Entries were judged by a panel drawn from the highest levels of industry and winners were announced at a special Winners’ Party on 5 September.
The event attracted over 100 attendees from across the sector, and provided a great opportunity to network and celebrate achievements in engineering.
The Engineer Collaborate to Innovate conference will take place on Thursday 7th December in Coventry, and will include presentations from all winners on their current research and achievements. To book your place and find out more, please visit the website.
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