We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
 
74,953 News Articles

ICT research competition winners announced

The awards are sponsored by the BCS, BT, HP and the BBC.

The winners of the UK ICT Pioneers 2012 Competition were announced this week.

The competion is organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and is open to all second and third year UK postgraduate research students in ICT-related subjects.

The competition is also sponsored by the BCS, HP, Imagination Technologies, ARM, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, BT and the BBC.

Researchers showcased their work before being awarded cash prizes of £2,000 in the competition's four categories. The overall winner was David Beesley from Imperial College London, who was presented with a bonus prize of an extra £1,000 by minister for universities and science David Willetts.

Willetts said: "We need excellent researchers like these finalists to be at the forefront of technological innovation, transforming basic science into benefits for our economy and society."

Award categories included 'technology everywhere', 'connected world', 'transforming society' and 'information overload'.

The winners were Joaquin Navajas Ahumada, University of Leicester; Sadeghi Mohammadreza, University of Manchester; Anand Sengodan, University of Glasgow; and David Beesley.

The category winners pitched their ideas in a 'Dragon's Den' format before a panel of industry experts and investors.


IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs 2014

IDG UK Sites

iPhone 5s review: why the iPhone 5s is still the best phone you can buy in 2014

IDG UK Sites

Passwords don't work: here's four ways to fix them

IDG UK Sites

Developers get access to more Sony camera features