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Future Unicorn

This award is open to engineering and technology startups from across all sectors, including health solutions, smart home, academic, industrial and many more.

We encourage entries which can demonstrate that they have solved a worthwhile problem and achieved early commercial traction.

We want to hear about the problem that you have addressed, the technical novelty and innovation of your solution, and how this will significantly change the world for the better.

The judges particularly want to see evidence that you have got beyond the "idea" stage and have evidence demonstrating that the rest of the world sees value in what you are doing.

A shortlist and winner will be selected by our judging panel.



  • Pilgrim Beart, CEO and Co-Founder, DevicePilot


  • Paul Rawlinson, Managing Director, TBG Solutions
  • Les Williams, Retired Engineering Manager UK, Benelux for Arrow Electronics
  • Damien Coyle
  • Simon Mead, Chief Executive Officer, CW (Cambridge Wireless Limited)
  • Sam Presley
  • Dr. Maurizio Pilu, VP Digital Innovation, Lloyd's Register
  • David Crawford, Professor Digital Media, Ravensbourne University London
  • Shakeeb Niazi FBCS CITP FIOEE FIET, Founder & Chair, The Society for Entrepreneurial Education and Development