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Protecting Society & Saving Lives

Trained to operate across the spectrum from cutting edge technology to complete technological isolation, the Armed Forces & Emergency Services routinely develop innovative solutions generated by this novel challenge space.

This category seeks to recognise a member or a team within the armed forces or emergency services, who has developed an innovative concept or delivered an innovative product that has had the greatest impact in enhancing operational capability, improving conditions for personnel or increasing environmental sustainability of operations.

The judging panel is especially interested to receive entries that include collaboration across governments, academia or industry.

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



  • Stuart Laws, Assistant Head in the Defence, Innovation Directorate Ministry of Defence


  • Matt Cox, Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy Ministry of Defence
  • James Pomeroy, Group Health, Safety, Environment and Security Director, Lloyd’s Register
  • Wing Commander Marcus Stow OBE, MStJ Chief Operating Officer, JHubMed
  • Capt (RN) Keith Stephenson, Assistant Head, Challenge and Facilitate (Defence Innovation Unit) Ministry of Defence
  • Mamta Singhal, Council Member, IET