Platinum Awards

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In November 2019 we were delighted to win Digital Catapult’s inaugural Platinum Award in the LPWAN test bed category.

Having been on a journey over the previous 18 months with Digital Catapult, we had learnt a huge amount and enhanced our solution offering. The Platinum Award was exciting to receive as added validation of the work we’d carried out and the efficacy of our solutions.

We know that IoT has a massive future and to have been recognised in this way gave us an extra boost (not that we needed one – we love what we do!).

We have been hugely grateful for the support and connections facilitated by Digital Catapult and are fully committed to continuing the engagement with them and collaborating with other tech organisations in the future.

You can read part of the release here or via the Digital Catapult web site – click here.

Digital Catapult’s Platinum Awards winners announced

In the last twelve months, 90 companies on Digital Catapult programmes have raised over £130 million in private investment and funding grants. Last night, Digital Catapult, announced the winners of its inaugural Platinum Awards, a prestigious new initiative that recognises and celebrates the most impactful advanced digital technology startups and scaleups, as judged by an eminent independent panel.

Jeremy Silver, CEO of Digital Catapult, said: “Our expertise is in designing facilities and programmes ahead of the market to help companies of all sizes collaborate at the leading edge of frontier technologies. The Platinum Awards celebrate the stars of our programmes, demonstrating how their innovative products, solutions and experiences are having an impact. They show how rich and talented the UK tech community is and we’re delighted that the Platinum Awards recognise their achievements. We’re thrilled to help these and all the companies on our programmes scale up faster and bring exciting new better targeted products to market. They are trailblazers opening new markets and new sectors and sharpening the UK’s global competitive edge.”

The ceremony, held in London, brought together a wide range of guests from across the UK’s digital community. Priya Guha, venture partner at Merian Ventures and member of the Innovate UK Council opened the event, and Grammy Award winner Imogen Heap presented the awards to the eight winning startups which have all been part of Digital Catapult’s programmes: CreativeXR, Augmentor, Machine Intelligence Garage, 5G Testbed Accelerator Programme, LPWAN Testbed, Immersive Labs and Cyber 101

Priya Guha and Imogen Heap were two of the eminent line up of judges for the first Digital Catapult Platinum Awards, which also included:

  • Sam Brown, Programme Manager, doteveryone
  • Scott Carey, Group Editor, IDG Media
  • Paul Clarke, CTO, Ocado
  • Alissa Dhaliwal, Head of Innovation, CBI
  • Marcus du Sautoy FRS OBE, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford
  • Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science; Non-Executive Director, Digital Catapult
  • Mark Melling, Head of RYOT Studio EMEA at Verizon Media
  • Rob Prevett, Co Founder & CEO, Disruption
  • Liz Rosenthal, Founder & CEO, Power to the Pixel; programmer, Venice International Film Festival; executive producer CreativeXR
  • Alexander Woolf, Director, Huddle

You can re-watch the live-streamed ceremony in full via Digital Catapult’s YouTube channel here