Previous winners 1969-2015
Artemis Intelligent Power
For the innovation of Digital Displacement hydraulic transmission
Cobalt Light Systems
For the innovation of the Insight100 airport security liquid scanner
For the innovation of VNC Remote Access Software
Jaguar Land Rover - Range Rover Evoque: World Class British Design and Innovation
|2011||Microsoft Research, Cambridge - human motion capture in Kinect for Xbox 360|
|2010||Inmarsat - Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN)|
|2009||Arup – The Water Cube|
|2007||Process Systems Enterprise Ltd − gPROMS advanced mathematical modelling software|
|2006||Optos plc − Panoramic200|
|2005||CSR plc − single chip BlueCore™ family|
IBM − WebSphere MQ
WebSphere MQ software has helped businesses save billions of dollars by providing a failsafe means of exchanging business-critical information between computer systems, irrespective of their location and regardless of whatever hardware, programming language, operating system or communication protocol they use.
Randox Laboratories Ltd − Evidence®
The company has developed a fully automated diagnostic analyser (Evidence®) using protein biochip array technology. The Randox vision is to 'develop a complete diagnostic system that will provide more accurate patient diagnosis and enable selection of the most appropriate therapeutic treatment on an individual patient basis.'
CDT − Light-emitting polymers
In 1989, researchers at Cambridge University found that passing an electric current through certain polymers made them emit light. Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) was formed in 1992 to commercialise the technology that evolved from this discovery. CDT owns the fundamental intellectual property and expertise in light-emitting polymers, a form of Organic Light Emitting Diode.
Sensaura Ltd − for Sensaura 3D Positional Audio (S-3DPA)
A new three-dimensional audio technology, capable of reproducing sounds all around the listener – even above and below – using only two conventional stereo loudspeakers or a pair of ordinary headphones. The technology is based on over 11 years of research and development including recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios. It has been shipped on over 40 million PCs and soundcards worldwide and has now been selected as the 3D audio technology for Microsoft's Xbox™ video game system.
A schematic of a CRT For the Continuously Regenerating Trap (CRT™), an emission control device for trucks and buses, that simultaneously controls particulate matter, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions from diesel exhaust.
Awarded for the roof structure of the Millennium Dome, the largest tented structure in the world using straight tensioned cables and flat fabric. The structure weighs less than the air it contains and the technology developed has the potential to be used in the building of covered cities within extreme climate zones.
Norton Healthcare Ltd
For the Easi-Breathe inhaler, a novel breath-activated inhaler for the treatment of asthma. It automatically releases a measured dose of the asthma drug at exactly the right time for it to reach the lungs most effectively.
Whipp & Bourne − a division of FKI plc
For the compact, maintenance-free Gas-Filled Vacuum Recloser. This device will increase the reliability of the power supply networks in remote areas, greatly reducing the frequency of power cuts, while at the same time being easier to install and less environmentally obtrusive.
Rolls-Royce plc for the Trent aero-engine
Through innovative engineering and continued involvement in the development and exploitation of current and emerging technologies, Rolls-Royce has created a world leading aero-engine.
British Gas and Gill Electronic R&D - ultrasonic domestic gas meter
This outstanding engineering achievement was the result of a bold, forward-looking project with the objective of creating a solid-state meter with no moving parts.
Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) of Newcastle upon Tyne - the development of subsea cable and pipeline ploughs
SMD has become a world leader in its field through the innovative application of soil mechanics to underwater soil, the development of new control systems and the effective integration of many engineering disciplines.
For the process and production technology for manufacturing the ozone-benign refrigerant KLEA 134a.
For advancing the application of hydraulic fracturing technology used in the exploitation of oil and gas reserves
For the Nightbird night vision system
The Science and Engineering Research Council
For the design, construction and commissioning of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
For the 'intelligent pig', allowing internal inspection of operational pipelines.
For the Paintbox television graphics system and the Harry video editing system
Renishaw Metrology Limited
For the development of a range of accurate industrial measurement probes
Oxford Instruments Group
For superconducting magnet systems used in medical diagnostic applications
The National Institute of Agricultural Engineering
For forage conditioning machinery
For techniques for high energy X-ray examination of gas turbines during testing − Rolls-Royce plc
For the development of high-strength polymer grids used in the civil engineering and construction industries
Ruston Gas Turbines
For the Tornado and other industrial gas turbines
BP and Kaldair Limited
For the Indair/Mardair waste gas flare systems used on offshore platforms
Lucas CAV Limited
For the Microjector, a miniaturised fuel injector for car diesel engines
Johnson Matthey Group
For the development of catalytic systems for motor vehicle exhausts
Post Office Telecommunications
For the Prestel viewdata software system
Pilkington Brothers Limited
For the Triplex Ten-Twenty laminated windscreen for cars and aircraft
|1977||Royal Signals Research Establishment and Malvern Instruments Limited
For the Malvern Correlator which measures the movement of particles or molecules
No Award Made
For the semi-rigid rotor system and conformal gearing of the Lynx helicopter
British Railways Board
For developments in railway vehicle suspensions
The agricultural division of ICI Limited
For the development and manufacture of high-activity catalysts used in methanol production
For the Denovo tyre and wheel system
For the application of X-ray techniques for diagnosing brain disease
The Gas Council
For a range of gas manufacturing processes
For techniques enabling accurate surveying through permafrost in Alaska
Freeman, Fox and Partners
For the superstructure of the Severn Bridge
For the Pegasus engine used in the Harrier aircraft