Now in their second year, The Engineer Technology and Innovation Awards 2008 have once again celebrated the achievements of universities and technology companies throughout the country.
In conjunction with its main sponsor, BAE Systems, The Engineer presented winners in eight categories with awards for this year’s most innovative and successful projects. BBC technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, hosted the awards, which were held at the Royal Society on October 3.
The Hotfire Project, run by UCL,
The award for Energy Technology went to Suleiman Sharkh, senior lecturer in engineering sciences at
Nottingham University won the category for collaboration in the Environmental Technology sector. Prof Sam Kingman from the university’s Department of Chemical Engineering led the award-winning team in exploiting a peculiarity of microwave radiation that selectively evaporates seawater for the removal of oil and waste rock.
The award for the 2008 Business Support of Universities went to Strata Technology, Engineering and Quality Systems and
Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute won the category for University Support of Business with their innovations in the fields of sports engineering. The institute has taken on a range of projects including the creation of customised soles for athletic spikes and in-water monitoring systems for elite swimmers.
The final award of the event, The Engineer Special Award for Outstanding Achievement, was awarded to BAE Systems’ collaboration with Cranfield and
As the UK’s leading magazine and website for technology and innovation, The Engineer continues to recognise some of the most successful and groundbreaking collaborations in this field.
Speaking at the event, Andrew Lee, editor of The Engineer, said: ‘These awards are all about recognising and rewarding collaboration between the
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