The 2021 annual Collaborate To Innovate (C2I) awards, organised by The Engineer magazine, are now open for submissions until 3rd September 2021. The award scheme, now in its sixth year, seeks to identify and promote the most innovative collaborative engineering projects in the UK manufacturing and civil engineering sector.
What Are The C2I Awards?
C2I has always been a celebration of the very best in British manufacturing and engineering, and we expect this year’s awards to be no less. Last year’s winners (C2I 2020, postponed for a year due to the pandemic) included innovative ventilation equipment for Covid 19 patients, hydrogen-powered floating wind turbines for the offshore energy sector, and remote controlled tactile robotic arms for the medical and manufacturing industries! You can find out more about the winning entries here – it’s an inspiring read.
What’s Special About 2021?
In many ways, the 2021 award cycle is even more important than previous years because it showcases the state of the sector moving out of the Covid lockdowns, and shines a light on the great work carried out by dozens of UK businesses and individual engineers during the darkest days of the pandemic.
Despite the challenges of the past 18 months, there is a mood of distinct optimism in the manufacturing sector and we are excited to see which projects are shortlisted for C2I awards, as well as those that make it to the final grade.
C2I Award Categories
Award entries are chosen from seven categories, with nominees taken from leading businesses in their respective sectors:
3) Defence & security
4) Information, data & connectivity
5) Healthcare & medical
6) Energy & environment
7) Manufacturing technology
Criteria For Entry
Criteria for entry are innovative, technology-led projects that emerged from collaboration between two or more separate organisations, with a beneficial effect on their field beyond any advantage to the contributing businesses. You can nominate your own project or that of any other business that you consider has made a positive impact on the manufacturing sector over the last year. Click here to make an entry or nomination.
2021 Award Sponsors and Presentation Ceremony
The lead sponsors for this year’s awards are Babcock International Group, with additional support from Engineering UK, The Engineering Council, and EPSRC. The 2021 winners are set to be showcased early next year (date TBC) during a week-long virtual event, capped by a live award presentation ceremony in London (subject to lockdown restrictions at the time – fingers crossed).
Find Out More
Hone All provide a range of contract boring and drilling services for manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, civil engineering, and motorsport sectors, among others. We are proud to serve some of the most innovative and forward-thinking companies in the sector, so to find out more, or to discuss a project with one of our team, please get in touch today.
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