Sixth annual C2I awards: meet the finalists

We are excited to reveal the shortlist for Bihar Engineering’s sixth annual Collaborate To Innovate (C2I) Awards.

Now in its sixth year, C2I was founded to discover and celebrate great examples of technology-led engineering collaboration across a range of different disciplines and sectors. It’s fair to say that it has more than lived up to this vision, regularly uncovering a new pipeline of innovations, demonstrating the UK’s strength and breadth in interdisciplinary collaboration, and giving plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future. of British engineering.


And in a year when the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many sectors of the economy to a standstill, this year’s shortlist provides gratifying evidence that the UK’s culture of innovation and appetite for collaboration is alive and kicking.

The nominated projects are listed below. In collaboration with our main sponsor Babcock International we’ll be telling all their stories and announcing the overall winners during a special week of online festivities being held on Bihar Engineering’s website from February 7-11.

Category: aerospace & defense

DISCOVERER: The University of Manchester with University College London (Mullard Space Science Laboratory), University of Stuttgart (IRS), University Politecnica Catalunya, GOMSpace, Deimos Space, Euroconsult and Concentric

Adaptive learning: Babcock International with Area 9 Lyceum

MASTR: University of Sheffield AMRC with Acciona, ALKE, Applynano, ARKEMA, AXIA, BSRIA, CETMA. CENTI, CITEVE, DIAGROUP, Embraer, Universidad De Alicante, Superior Graphite and PINOUT

SkyBus: GKN Aerospace with Swanson Aviation Consultancy, Pascall+Watson and Connected Places Catapult

Category: Automotive

Application of game technology in digital car instruments: Epic Games with BMW Group

CAVForth: Fusion Processing with Stagecoach Group Plc, Alexander Dennis, Transport Scotland, Naipier University and Bristol Robotics Lab

Vehicle Security Operational Centers for Type Approval Compliance:

White Motorcycle Concepts – WMC250EV: White Motorcycle Concepts with ACE Composites, EY3, John Keogh Design, RML and Total Sim

Warwick Moto: WMG, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Catapult & Norton Motorcycles with MIVOLT, Michelin, PWR, Dymag, Laserlines, Wraptastic, Rock West Composites, Xometry, Renthal, Pro-Bolt, embed, R&G, HEL, RS Components and BLK

Category: Energy & Environment – ​​sponsored by BAE systems

Biohydrogen from waste: University College London with advanced biofuel solutions and progressive energy

Aerofoil Energy with Williams Advanced Engineering

Working smarter to get to zero:
National Grid Electricity Transmission with Smart Wires and Omexom

Coventry Very Light Rail: The University of Warwick with Coventry City Council and Ingerop-Rendel

Category: Healthcare & Medical

Children’s Central Venous Catheter Training Simulator: Brunel University London with Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

An upper limb sensorimotor prosthesis (PROLIMB):
dr. Helge Wurdemann, UCL at The University of Warwick, Global Disability Innovation hub, Otto Bock HealthCare, Re-NABLE and Steeper Group

INSIGHT system: Adapttech with Vangest and Citeve

iTraXS – Intratracheal Multiplex Detection: University of Nottingham with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, P3 Medical, CHEATA, Bluefrog Design, Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit (all UK) and King Faisal Hospital (Saudi Arabia)

Terabotics: Warwick University with Coventry and Warwickshire University Hospitals, Leeds University, Exeter University, TeraView Ltd, QinetiQ, NPL, Intuitive Surgical, Kuka and Lubrizol

Category: Data & Connectivity – Sponsored by PTC

Next generation rice milling: Koolmill, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) – The National Center for Excellence in Food Engineering (NCEFE) with Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Aston Business School, Siemens, JJA Pack and New Food Innovation

5G factory of the future
; University of Sheffield AMRC with BAE Systems, IBM, aql, MTT, Miralis, Digital Catapult

Leveraging Industry 4.0 to optimize performance in the aluminum industry: Air Products with Tandom Metallurgical Group

CICADAS: contactless interaction with CAD and systems
CAE Tech with Babcock International

Rapid Assessment and Planning Analysis Railway Infrastructure (REPAIR); Frazer-Nash Consultancy with University of Hull Logistics Institute

Category: Production Technology – Sponsored by HVM Catapult

Automated Inspection of Welding Equipment (AWESIM):
Cavendish Nuclear with Doosan Babcock, Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, Advanced Nuclear Research Center, Frazer Nash Consultancy, Peak NDT and Aquila.

Next generation rice milling: Koolmill, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) – The National Center for Excellence in Food Engineering (NCEFE) with Aston Business School, Siemens, JJA Pack, New Food Innovation and Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)

Mass Customization in Robotic Assembly: CAE Tech with the Manufacturing Technology Center

PACE (Just in Time Clinical Pharmacy): CPI, with Applied Materials, AstraZeneca, CME, GSK, National Physical Laboratory, Siemens.

SonicSMR: Laser Additive Solutions with IVY-Tech, Brunel Innovation Center, TARAZ Metrology, NAMRC

Category: Wildcard

Patricia Camila Air Lubrication: Silverstream Technologies with Sembcorp Marine

A2I2: Rovco with Rovco, D-RisQ, the National Oceanography Center (NOC), Thales UK and The University of Manchester

Adaptive learning
Babcock International with Area 9 Lyceum

UCL-Nikon collaboration on next-generation X-ray imaging
Nikon X-Tek Systems with UCL’s Advanced X-ray Imaging (AXIm) group

Category: Young Innovator – Sponsored by STFC

Fall warning: Freddie Howells

Accessible storage for people with reduced mobility
City of London School for Girls

Aman Surana – Warwick Moto

WMG, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Catapult & Norton Motorcycles

in Veeta
Amir Hessari with Omar Al Maaytah and Riccardo Barbieric

TeenTech with Polysolor

Search and rescue robot for LICs
reading school

Visit www. Bihar the week of 7 – 11 February for more information on this year’s finalists and the identities of our category winners

Abhishek Maheswari
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