WRTI Technology Innovation Awards
Introduction to the Awards presentation 2013, by the Dean of the Maritime and Technology Faculty of Southampton Solent University Professor John Chudley and WRTI committee member Richard Little. See more.
Anna Katherina Hansen
WRTI chairman Mike Overy presenting the £250 First Prize in Computing to Anna Katherina Hansen for an Android timetabling application for students. This prize is funded by local company Senical. This app has been adopted by a university and is already available to the market. The judges were particularly impressed with the intuitive interface
Mary Thomson presenting the £250 First Prize in Engineering to Martin Middleton for the Coolant Recovery and Reuse system. The judges liked the excellent practical engineering and problem solving in this project, which is now in use and has considerable commercial potential. They also liked Martin’s determination to progress this idea under his own initiative and bring it to a successful conclusion.
Highly Commended award of £125 presented to Joseph Henshall-Coates for the Walking Aid. The judges considered that “this innovation directly meets a need and was a well researched working model with good worthwhile commercial potential”. The award is funded and presented by Rosy Jones, Head of Employability and Enterprise at Southampton Solent University.
There was also another Highly Commended award of £125 to David Crowther for his Electronic Puzzle Cube. The judges of this project were impressed with the innovative idea, the self generated electronics and the commercial potential.