Ia New

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 an individual, a team or a collaboration 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.

Please consider how you can demonstrate the benefits of your innovation in your entry form.  A shortlist and winner will be selected by our judging panel.


Mamta Singhal CEng, MIET, MBA - Chair 

Sustainability Packaging Program Manager 
Diageo's Global Sustainability Team 

Matt Cox

Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy
Ministry of Defence 

Capt (RN) Keith Stephenson 

Military Lead at the Defence Innovation Unit 
Ministry of Defence 

Prof Claire Lucas

Professor of Engineering Teaching and Learning
King’s College London

Stuart Laws

Assistant Head, Defence Innovation Directorate
Ministry of Defence