The BrightSparc Award category for Best Business-lead Collaboration recognises an enterprise that has had an exceptional and innovative idea and has taken it to a specialist or specialists in the academic arena to test.
The winner, Cranenano, have clearly been able to demonstrate the commercial applications of the original innovative idea. This award demonstrates drive and ambition to lead a long-lasting collaboration and how conception and research and development can lead to long-lasting collaboration and explortation of opportunities.
Although still in the early stages, Cranenano demonstrated an innovative idea for produicing and enhanced barrier coating using nanomaterial. Working in collaboration with Cranfield University, Cranenano showed a clear assessment of the partnering needed, along with ongoing reviews to ensure best results are obtained.