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Are you involved in a UK-led engineering project with innovation at its core? Are you collaborating with partners from other organisations or research groups to achieve this?

If so, now’s your chance to let the wider world know about your success and get the recognition you deserve, as The Engineer’s 2023 Collaborate to Innovate (C2I) Awards opens for entries.

现在在第八年,C2I unc成立over and celebrate some of the UK’s most innovative and inspiring examples of engineering collaboration.

Previous winners have included life-saving medical devices, ground-breaking autonomous vehicle projects, key innovations in clean power generation, and disruptive advances in aerospace technology.

The competition is open to any member of a collaborative engineering team. So, whether you’re a major OEM, nimble SME, or academic research group we’d love to hear from you.

As in previous years, entries will be judged by a panel of some of the UK’s leading engineers, and the winners will be announced in Feb 2024 at a special awards party at One Great George Street, London.

Submit your entry for this year’s awardsHERE. The closing date isFriday 6th October 2023.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

Jon Excell
Editor & Publisher – The Engineer


Rules and guidelines for entry

Entries are now being invited for 2023

In order for your submission to be considered, please adhere to the following rules and general guidelines for entry:

What our judges' say...

“The strength and diversity of the entries this year reflect the strength and diversity of our industrial sector”

Dr Richard Drake – CTO, Babcock International Group

“As ever it’s great to see the variety of ways that engineers can contribute to solving problems and improving the world we live in”

Alan Newby – Director Aerospace Technology & Future Programmes, Rolls-Royce plc

“It’s really heartening to see the amount of innovation that’s going on. This year, I particularly enjoyed the variety and breadth of topics that engineering is being applied to and the innovations that have been made to benefit society across the board.”

Abbie Hutty – Lead Systems Engineer, ispace

“Collaboration is the name of the game in engineering and all of this year’s entries showed good evidence of that, as well as a bit of left field thinking.”

Katherine Bennett – CEO, HVM Catapult

“I was impressed by the diversity of exciting and innovative ideas that are coming through, the strength of the collaborations that are helping to deliver that, and the fact that they are looking at all of the big problems we’re facing at every level”

Dr Rachel Bishop – Deputy Director, Research Base, UKRI

“Another strong year demonstrating engineering innovation and collaboration and its impact on society. This year, as we move towards net zero, the strength of innovation in net zero has really come to the fore across all of the categories. “

Professor Andy Wright – Independent Consultant

“This year’s awards show the importance of innovation and real evidence of impact”

Dr Isabel DiVanna – Senior Member, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

And the winners....

"As a growing business, for AEM to be recognised alongside some of the biggest names in UK industry was a fantastic boost. Winning both the Automotive and Grand Prix awards has also helped boost our profile, bringing in customers from as far away as South America and Australia."

Mike Woodcock – Chief Commercial Officer, Advanced Electric Machine Ltd

“C2I奖是最好的行业事件had the privilege of attending. They are less formal than most traditional awards events and consequently provide a more relaxed atmosphere in which to network and engage with other attendees. The result is an event which is, quite frankly, very good fun while at the same time celebrating some wonderful innovation.”

Andrew Rae - Professor of Engineering, University of the Highlands and Islands