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Collaborate to Innovate: Award Winner

Collaboration and Innovation

Through its collaboration across seven partners and the integration of heat pumps, fifth generation heat networks, thermal energy storage and Demand Side Management, the BEN project has a solution to two of the most pressing problems now facing engineers:

With the addition of a fuel cell calciner demonstrator, which can absorb CO2 from the atmosphere as it generates electricity, the BEN project has successfully demonstrated the path that can now be taken to a clean energy future.

Collaborate to Innovate Awards: Winner

The ENGINEER has announced that The BEN Project has been shortlisted for the Engineer 'Collaborate to Innovate' Awards 2018 in the Energy and Environment section – and won the award.

Collaborate to Innovate

The event provides a fascinating snapshot of some of the trends and technologies that are defining modern engineering and also highlights the degree to which industry and academia are collaborating to solve fundamental problems across a variety of sectors.

Collaborate to Innovate ICAX Award for BEN

From the biggest and boldest infrastructure projects to the most fundamental technology breakthroughs, effective collaboration is the lifeblood of engineering innovation, and through The Engineer we aim to uncover and celebrate some of the UK’s most inspiring, innovative and effective collaborative technology projects.

EPSRC is pleased to be a partner with The Engineer on Collaborate to Innovate. The awards recognise all aspects of engineering – from the biggest and boldest infrastructure projects to the most fundamental technology breakthroughs. Effective collaboration is the lifeblood of engineering innovation, and through C2i EPSRC will uncover and celebrate some of the UK's most inspiring, innovative and effective collaborative technology projects.

The competition is open to any collaborative group. Whether a major OEM collaborating with another large business, a tiny academic research group working with an equally tiny university spin-out, or if you're developing innovative technology we want to hear from you. Entry must be innovative, collaborative, and meet a technical challenge related to one of the broad category themes: Academic Innovator; Energy, the Environment & Sustainability; Healthcare & Medical; Information, Data & Connectivity; Defence, Security & Aerospace; Manufacturing Technology; Automotive; Young Innovator.

The 2018 Shortlist for Energy, the Environment and Sustainability

Shortlisted in the Energy and Environment section:

The Engineer 'Collaborate to Innovate' Winners' Awards Party was held at St Bart's Brewery, Smithfield, London EC1 on 6 November 2018 and the winner was announced as The Balanced Energy Network.