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Deep Learning

2021 was a landmark year for deep learning. This award recognises the organisation or individual that has demonstrated the best innovation in deep learning approaches.

Open Source Technology

This award celebrates the best development in open source technology. This could include a revolutionary new release of an existing suite of open source tools, or a completely novel approach to the open source ecosystem.

General Intelligence

Whether you find it elusive, enticing, or unsettling, the race towards AGI is on. This award recognises the best innovation pushing the boundaries of generalisable AI, including facial recognition, mimic human handwriting and computational creativity.

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Computer Vision

Computer vision is quickly embedding itself in our devices, apps and vehicles. This award recognises the best innovation involved in any component of computer vision including acquisition, processing or analysing images.


Further examples include face recognition technology for bank card verification and security systems, facial scanning door entry, infrared binoculars scanning machines and empowering blind and partially sighted people lead their lives.

IoT and Sensors

The intercommunication of our devices enables improved insight extraction and efficiency. With this award, we highlight the best new innovation in the IoT sector, a product that will transform the way we interact with technology on a large scale.


Innovation in NLP spans disciples and sectors – from chatbots to content moderation to voice computing. This award is given to the innovation that has produced an impactful contribution to the field of NLP.

Robotics and Automation

This award celebrates a breakthrough innovation in robotics, focusing particularly on breakthroughs in manufacturing and hardware.


This award recognises the best creation and use of a computer model to understand a complex societal issue, with particular focus on simulations for health and climate applications.

Autonomous Mobility

Mobility is one of the most rapidly advancing industries of our time. As automation is empowering our vehicles, we wish to celebrate one company’s exceptional use of tech in advancing this sector and enabling us to reach entirely new levels of mobile flexibility.


Improved diagnostic tools can help save lives and prevent the spread of diseases that previously might not have been known to us. We wish to recognise the implementation of tech diagnostics by a company that foregrounds the importance of this field and works to harness its life-saving potential.


Extraordinary progress has been achieved in accelerating drug discovery and development in 2021. With this award, we want to recognise the company developing the best new tech solution emerging from the pharmaceutical industry.

Genetics / Personalised Medicine

The human genome still presents one of the biggest mysteries in medicine. To break down this molecular puzzle into pieces we can understand, we leverage the technological opportunities of our time. This award celebrates one such achievement and the potential for groundbreaking new knowledge it creates.

Sustainable FoodTech

Our consumption of food has a tremendous impact on the planet. Technology provides us with the tools to revolutionize our consumption habits in a way that limits the degradation of our environment and supports a sustainable lifestyle. This award highlights one company’s efforts in achieving this fundamental change.

Geospatial Applications

The way we are able to see our world has a huge impact on how we can shape it for the better. Cutting edge technology allows us an astounding variety of perspectives with which to view our planet.

Through more accurate data collection and analysis, these tools can help us understand the geography of a landscape better than ever before. This award highlights the best innovation in geospatial applications.


Our planet is a complex system, and its health is integral to ours. With every passing year it edges closer to collapse and as we set out into space, are we at risk of degrading other planets too? This award celebrates the company that is innovating space through AI and other emerging technologies.

Data Protection and Privacy

As the ubiquitousness and capabilities of technology are rapidly increasing, so is the risk of abusive and fraudulent activity when this technology is misused. With this award, we want to highlight the efforts of a company that champions online safety and helps set a security standard across the industry.

Creative Arts

Arts and technology seem to serve two very different purposes in our society, but what binds them together is the fundamental creativity of these fields. Through our award, we recognise a champion of this collaboration and a leader in the domain of creative arts.

Quantum Computing

As quantum supremacy continues to draw curiosity and skepticism across sectors and disciplines, this award recognises cutting edge innovations in the field.

Explainable AI

With technological innovation impacting every facet of our daily lives, algorithmic transparency is essential. The industry needs to recognise and reward companies that champion this trait in their work. This award aims to do just this, and hereby inspire others to uphold transparency.

Algorithmic Bias Mitigation

The impacts of algorithmic bias are profound, and there is an urgent need to address this issue. This award recognises an organisation or individual working to mitigate machine bias, through advocacy efforts or research innovation.


Virtual reality is rapidly transforming the way we consume online content and interact with this new environment. Our award highlights the best new VR/AR innovation and draws attention to the vast potential of this field.

Consumer Chatbot

This award recognises a company using the best chatbots to enhance customer experience.

Best Innovation Awards

Award Categories

Recognising inspiring leaders for their exemplary guidance, vision and the positive impact on individuals, organisations and their communities.

Recognising Leadership

Recognising the best in cutting edge innovation and the groundbreaking transformation leading us into the future and how we approach an artificially intelligent world.

Best Innovation

Recognising products and people who bring AI to life and by shaping our future will revolutionise our approach to real world problems.

Best AI Product

Recognising an incredible commitment to democratising the adoption, creation or regulation of tech at a global scale.

Global Goals

Recognising those who have contributed their services with a passion and commitment to knowledge, society, culture, or innovation.

Outstanding Achievements & Research Contributions

Recognising industry pioneers developing clean and sustainable technologies that provide immediate and practical solutions to climate change.

Best Climate Change Innovation

Our Startup Awards celebrate the best and most innovate Startups and founders making an impact in the world today. (Only open to Startup Programme members)

Startup Programme Awards
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