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2018 Biztech BrightSparc Winners :
The NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Award for best start-up technology business in MK and the SEMLEP region
CityLABS Innovation award for Milton Keynes
Best technology collaboration in MK or SEMLEP area
Best new B2B technology innovation in MK and SEMLEP region
Best start-up technology business - GoCode Academy
Best new business to consumer technology innovation - Visual Realms
Best new technology collaboration - Telematics Pro
Best new business to business technology innovation - Akeman Solutions
Best student technology project - Henry Patterson for Young & Mighty
Most Innovative Student Technology Project - WINNER: Chukwuagoziem Anosike for “Smart Household Bin”
The winner of this category will have displayed exceptional blue sky thinking to potentially create a technological solution to a real world problem. Current students will be expected to prove significant progress has been made on developing the idea in the last 12 months and have evidence of interest from industry. The winning project will more than likely be a team and will describe academic rigour as well as innovative and clear thinking about potential future commercial applications.
This award is sponsored byTransport Catpult System
Best academic and business research project - WINNER: The Open University for MK:Smart
Knowledge is power and this category seeks to shine a welcome spotlight on the very best examples of how exemplar pieces of research can help to resolve commercial sticking points. The winners of this category will be able to clearly describe the commercial imperative behind the research as well as how the conclusions have been translated into action. Entrants will need to describe the details of the research project and prove its commercial ramifications.
This award is sponsored by UCMK
Best technology-focused collaboration between academics and business WINNER: Milton Keynes College & Movey for The Movey Academy
This award seeks to celebrate unsung heroes who are combining the highly prized skills of both business and academia. Winners in this dynamic category will be able to clearly demonstrate how they have in the last 12 months transformed pure ideas into commercially viable real world solutions. They will be shining examples of the benefits of combining ideas with clearly defined entrepreneurial goals. The collaboration could be anywhere along the innovation spectrum, from conception to realisation.
Best B2B Technology Innovation WINNER: Zizo for Zizo
This award will recognise and reward a business that has within the last 12 months taken an exceptional innovative technological-based idea into the B2B sector. The winner or winners will be able to clearly demonstrate the problem that needed solving as well as the logical steps taken so far to bring the idea to fruition, including the overcoming of any significant obstacles. This technological innovation can be in software, hardware or both.
This award is sponsored by Milton Keynes Business Leaders
Best B2C Technology Innovation WINNER: Interdirect for Grand Central Birmingham
This award will recognise and reward a business that has within the last 12 months taken an exceptional innovative idea into the B2C universe. The winner or winners will inspire the judges with their story of exceptional business awareness and problem-solving skills as well as the steps taken to bring the idea to fruition, including the overcoming of any significant obstacles on the journey. This technological innovation can be in software, hardware or both.
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