Entries are now open for the 2017 Collaborate to Innovate awards, celebrating the UK’s best examples of engineering collaboration. The awards were launched in 2016, coordinated by trade publication The Engineer. The closing date for entries is 26 May.
Judges are looking for examples of engineering collaboration wherever it occurs, whether between separate businesses, industry and academia, or between different academic groups. Entries should be innovative, truly collaborative, and likely to have a positive impact in their application area.
Entries are invited from projects which address engineering challenges across a broad range of areas including transport; health; energy efficiency and sustainability; information and connectivity; safety and security; and the built environment.
The 2017 competition sees the addition of two new categories: Academic Innovator (for a university department that demonstrates excellence in innovation and collaboration across multiple projects) and Young Innovator, which will spotlight collaboration between businesses and schools.
Shortlisted entries will be judged by a panel of experienced engineers. Winners will be announced in September and will present their winning entries at a one-day conference in December at the Lloyds Bank Manufacturing Technology Training Centre in Coventry.
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