CW Technology and Innovation Awards

Celebrating impact innovation, technology and thought-leadership

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The CW Technology and Innovation Awards aim to recognize outstanding technology firms and individuals. From innovative start-ups and outstanding achievers to the most impactful use cases within industry. This is your opportunity to showcase your very best products, services and stars within your organization.

The nominations will be reviewed, and semi-finalists will be invited to an online pitch session. The finalists will be chosen by a panel of experts. In 2020 this panel will be the CWIC committee and awards sponsors. Finalists will be informed a few weeks before the awards ceremony, which will take place at the CWIC on 22 September 2020. The winners will be chosen by public vote.

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Key Dates for your diary

Awards launched and Nominations open 13th July

Nominations close on 24th August

Semi-final takes place on 10th September where final 2 will be announced
Public vote for finalist opens 11th September
Public vote closes 16th September
Finalists need to be available on 17th September for prerecording
Winners will be announced at the CWIC 2020 on 22 September 2020

Award Categories

ghdSponsored by GHD
This award celebrates a product that has evolved its route to market. Once an end-product sold direct to consumer, it has now become a product as a service [PAAS]. The use of technological connectivity is at the heart of the product’s design. The winner of this award can clearly demonstrate the product life cycle, technology advancement and benefits for the customer.

Sponsored by Appleyard Lees
This award celebrates a start-up that has taken an innovative idea from grass roots through to implementation. The start-up must be able to prove unique value proposition and be seeking to drive growth within their technological field. The winner will evidence a ground-breaking idea that has made an exceptional, positive impact on society. Applications are welcome from registered businesses operating for less than 3 years.

PWCSponsored by PwC
This award celebrates an individual or company that champions diversity and inclusion. They embrace new ways of working to drive equality within their workforce. They promote an 'opportunity for all' ethos and encourage individuals to achieve their potential in their daily activities and long-term goals. A sense of inclusion is adopted throughout both the company culture and the products/services it provides to the end-user.

Sponsored by Intelsat
This award celebrates an organisation that owns a technology which delivers a positive impact on society. They can clearly articulate the benefits of their innovation within the community or on the environment. They seek to evolve their technology for the public-good and are able to describe their future plans to widen their impact within society.

Sponsored by Qualcomm
This award celebrates a company’s or individual contribution to Edge Computing development, R&D and/or best application of Edge technology.

Sponsored by Anglia Ruskin University
This award celebrates a rising star who has taken on major responsibilities to deliver a new project, product or service. They can prove substantial results which has boosted the company’s success within the demanding world of engineering excellence. Their dedication to the project has helped to make a real impact within their industry.

2020 SEMI-Finalists

Outstanding Woman Engineer of the Year

CW Technology & Innovation Awards 2020 Judges

  • Sheridan Ash

    Technology Innovation and Women in Technology Leader, PwC

  • James Chapman

    VP & GM, Voice & Music and Wearables, Qualcomm

  • Julia Gwilt

    Partner, Appleyard Lees

  • Tim Moore

    VP Smart Devices, ghd

  • Rhys Morgan

    Regional Vice President EMENA, Intelsat

  • Dr Jin Zhang

    Senior Lecturer, Computing & Information Science, Anglia Ruskin University

CW Technology & Innovation Awards Prizes

All semi-finalists up will receive:

In addition to this the winners will receive:

  • A CW Technology & Innovation Award trophy
  • 2 tickets for CWIC 2020
  • 2 tickets for CW TEC 2020
  • 2 tickets for CWIC 2021
  • Free access to all CW events for the next year - subject to availability
  • Opportunity to speak at a relevant CW event within the next year
  • Free sponsored content in CW Journal online editions


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