The entry deadline for The Engineer's 2019 Collaborate to Innovate Awards has been

extended to 21st June 

Our annual search for the UK’s most exciting and innovative engineering collaborations is well underway. But if you haven't entered yet, there's still plenty of time to put your project forward for what's become one of the engineering sector's most prestigious awards competitions.


Now in its fourth year, Collaborate to Innovate - which is supported by ESPRC - was launched to uncover and celebrate great examples of engineering collaboration – a dynamic considered critical to solving many of the challenges and problems faced by society.

Winners celebrate at C2I 2018

The competition is open to any project, whether from industry or academia, that is truly innovative, represents a collaboration between two or more separate organisations and has had, or is likely to have, a demonstrable impact in its area of application.

For this year’s awards, entries are invited from projects addressing fundamental engineering challenges across nine categories including automotive; aerospace, defence & Security; Information, Data & Connectivity; Healthcare & Medical; Energy & Environment; Manufacturing Technology.


The awards also features an Academic Innovator category – for academic groups able to demonstrate sustained excellence in innovation and collaboration across multiple projects; and the coveted Young Innovator award, which celebrates collaborations between businesses and school students.



Networking at the C2I 2018 winners party

This year’s competition is supported by EPSRC and Engineering UK and sponsored by Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Comsol, Mazak and the High Value Manufacturing catapult.

The closing date for entries is Friday 10th May. Winners will be announced at an informal party in the city of London on Wednesday 6th November.

For more information on the awards, including the criteria for the categories and how to enter visit

Meet the judges

As in previous years, entries will be judged by some of the leading figures from the UK engineering community

  • Alan Newby, Director of Aerospace Technology and Future Programs, Rolls-Royce Plc
  • Neil McDougall, Managing Director, Frazer-Nash Consultancy
  • Abbie Hutty - STM and GTM Delivery Manager and Structure Supplier Operations Manager, ExoMars Rover Project, Airbus
  • Dr Kedar Pandya, Associate Director, Business Engagement and Industrial Strategy, EPSRC
  • Danielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering, University of Manchester
  • John Halton, Director for Business and Industry, Engineering UK;
  • Rosa Wilkinson, Communications Director, HVM Catapult.
  • Professor Andy Wright, Director of Strategic Technology, BAE Systems
  • Philippa Oldham - Head of National Network Programmes, Advanced Propulsion Centre