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Collaborate To Innovate competition to celebrating successful and innovative collaborations in engineering

The Engineer magazine has announced that entries are open for its Collaborate To Innovate competition, offering exposure of collaborative projects at a its Collaborate to Innovate Conference, on 17 November 2016.

Partnered by EPSRC and the Advanced Manufacturing Catapult, the competition invites entries from projects that address engineering challenges related to the following broad themes: Transportation; Information, Data, Connectivity; Health & Wellbeing; Energy, Efficiency & Sustainability; Safety & Security and The Built Environment.

The winners will be asked to present their projects at The Engineer Collaborate to Innovate Conference, on 17 November 2016, to be held at The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Coventry.

For the transportation category, the award wishes to celebrate engineering innovations that are contributing to materials and systems that are making vehicles of all types smarter, safer and more efficient, to the infrastructure upon which they rely.

Shortlisted entries are invited from all levels of industry and academia, but must be collaborative and must demonstrate high levels of innovation.

Shortlisted projects are expected to meet the following criteria:

  • They must be genuinely Innovative (i.e. represent a new technology or a new application of technology.)
  • They must be a true collaboration between 2 or more teams (i.e. not a collaboration between different teams from the same organisation)
  • They must have an expected or demonstrable impact in their application area

The entry deadline is 3 June 2016.

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