Do you know an award-winning young innovator?

Sep 20, 2021


The Engineer magazine’s annual search for the UK’s most innovative, collaborative engineering projects is now open for entries.

The Young Innovator award is part of The Engineer’s sixth annual Collaborate To Innovate (C2I) Awards competition and aims to uncover and celebrate the UK’s most talented young engineers.

Previous winners have included former Big Bang Competition winner Freddie Howells, who won the junior engineering category in 2020. The 14-year-old invented a home security system called ‘Fall Alert’ aimed to help those suffering from dementia. The Young Innovator award will celebrate the achievements of tomorrow’s engineers by shining the spotlight on outstanding school engineering projects. The category is open to individual pupils or school teams and the deadline for entries is 1 October.

EngineeringUK’s Director of Business and Industry, John Halton, is on the judging panel alongside representatives from across the engineering industry and Research Councils.

The Engineer’s editor Jon Excell said: “The Young Innovator prize provides a great opportunity for tomorrow’s engineers to introduce their ideas and projects to an audience of industry leaders. Previous winners have benefited from both extensive media coverage in The Engineer and generous offers of work experience from some of the UK’s leading engineering employers.”

C2I is supported by organisations including EngineeringUK, EPSRC, The Engineering Council, HVM Catapult, Babcock International Group, PTC and BAE Systems.

The closing date for entries is midnight on Friday 1 October and the winners will be revealed in early 2022 during a week-long virtual celebration as well as at a live event in central London.

Enter the competition here.

Find out more about the competition here.

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