PraxisUnico Impact Awards

Business Achieved Award  -  SeeByte Ltd, Heriot Watt University

SeeByte won this award for its autonomous inspection of subsea cables and pipelines. SeeByte spun out of the university in 2001 and since has become a world leader in autonomous vehicle technology.  The company is now turning over $4 million and employs 40 staff.


Business Aspiring Award  -  Novacem, Imperial College

Novacem’s novel cement absorbs more CO2 than it emits during production.  The company is now working with Laing O’Rouke, and has the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions from the construction industry.


Collaborative Impact Award  -  GraftBolt, TrusTECH

GraftBolt is a collaboration between the NHS and the University of Manchester. The technology allows better reconstruction for anterior cruciate ligament injuries. 


KT Achiever of the Year Award  -  Dr John Pearson, University of Birmingham

John has created a shift in technology transfer strategy at the University of Birmingham. HIs input has driven the university to invest in bioscience companies, which has generated capital now being used as seed investment for new diagnostic companies coming out of the university.

The awards were presented by long time supporter of technology Maggie Philbin, of Tomorrow’s World fame.  She was fascinated by all the finalists and reckoned they would have made great Tomorrow’s World items. She reminded the audience of the importance of science education and urged us to do our bit to ensure young people get into STEM.

Posted on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 under Company News