There's still time to enter The Engineer's 2017 C2I awards

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We're pleased to confirm that the deadline for entries to Collaborate To Innovate (C2I)  - The Engineer’s annual search for the UK’s most innovative collaborative engineering projects  - has been extended by a further two weeks until 23rd June. 

C2I is aimed at uncovering and celebrating the UK's best examples of engineering collaboration.

Launched in 2016, C2I aims to uncover and celebrate the UK’s most innovative collaborative engineering projects.

C2I is open to any project, whether from academia or industry, 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.


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 also 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 containing some of the UK’s most senior and respected engineers (see below).


Winners will be announced at an informal party in the city of London on 5 September, and the winners will present their entries at a one-day conference including keynote presentations in December at the Lloyds Bank Manufacturing Technology Training Centre in Coventry.

The closing date for entries is 23rd June


You can read all about our 2016 winners here


The Judges:

  • Alan Newby – Director of Aerospace Technology and Future Programs, Rolls-Royce
  • Professor Andy Wright, Director of Strategic Technology, BAE Systems
  • Professor Danielle George – University of Manchester
  • Prof Iain Gray – Director of Aerospace, Cranfield University
  • Alan Mucklow – Director for UK and Ireland, Yamazaki Mazak
  • Dr Chris Guyott – Engineering Director, Frazer-Nash Consultancy
  • Dr Jenni Sidey – Cambridge University
  • John Halton – Director for Business and Industry, Engineering UK

Collaborate to innovate is supported by EPSRC; Engineering UK; Frazer Nash Consultancy; Yamazaki Mazak; BAE Systems & Renishaw