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Winners of the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2022 revealed

The winners of the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards have been revealed.

A celebration of the extraordinary talent across a host of science and technology sectors was held at Hinxton Hall, on the Wellcome Genome Campus, on Wednesday evening (May 11).

The winners and highly commended finalists in the 2022 Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards on stage at the end of the ceremony. Picture: Keith Heppell

The event began with a networking reception before the awards ceremony in the Francis Crick Auditorium, attended by around 250 business leaders, entrepreneurs and scientists.

Editor Paul Brackley, who hosted the event and chaired the judging panel, said: “It was a wonderful evening, full of stories of innovation and ingenuity.

“The judging panel had a very challenging task selecting the winners from the record number of entries we had for our fifth annual awards, and it was terrific to showcase all of our finalists.”

The ceremony began with the unveiling of the winner of the inaugural In Search of Wonder Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Waterbeach creative agency JDJ Creative.

Prof Sir Mike Stratton speaks at the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Prof Sir Mike Stratton speaks at the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell

It went to Prof Sir Mike Stratton, a cancer genomics pioneer whose discoveries have aided the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, while setting the foundation for more personalized cancer treatments.

Earlier this year, Prof Stratton announced that he would be stepping down as director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute and CEO of the Wellcome Genome Campus after 12 years in the post.

After accepting the award, Prof Stratton delivered the guest speech for the event, describing highlights from his career and the power of genomics, before the highly commended and winning finalists were revealed in 15 further categories, as detailed below.

Paul added: “I would like to congratulate all of our winners and thank our sponsors for their support of this celebration of Cambridge science and technology.”

The awards ended with the announcement of the winner of a bespoke £1,500 IP prize, courtesy of Cambridge full service IP firm Appleyard Lees.

It went to Ever Resource, the Cleantech Company of the Year winner, which has next-generation recycling solutions in the fields of metals and batteries, carbon and fuels, and chemicals for industry.

The awards were also broadcast live on the Cambridge Independent’s Facebook page – you can watch the feed here.

We’ll have lots more from the awards soon – including a souvenir supplement in the Cambridge Independent, out from May 18. Follow #SciTechAwards on Twitter.

The winners of the 2022 Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards

The Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2022 were held at Hinxton Hall on the Wellcome Genome Campus.
The Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2022 were held at Hinxton Hall on the Wellcome Genome Campus.

In Search of Wonder Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by JDJ Creative

  • Professor Sir Mike Stratton

Start-up Company of the Year

Sponsored by Kao Data

  • Winner: iKVA
  • Highly Commended: Creasallis

STEM Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by CityFibre

  • Winner: Form the Future from Cambridge LaunchPad
  • Highly Commended: My STEMM Future from Wellcome Connecting Science and Wellcome Sanger Institute

Employer of the Year

Sponsored by COEL

  • Winner: Domino Printing
  • Highly Commended: Abcam

Researcher of the Year

Sponsored by AstraZeneca

  • Winner: Dr Robert Finn, section head, genome assembly and annotation, and team leader, microbiome informatics, EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Highly Commended: Dr Gemma Mudd, Bicycle Therapeutics

AI Company of the Year

Sponsored by Appleyard Lees

  • Winner: C2-Ai
  • Highly Commended: OKRA.ai

Cleantech Company of the Year

Sponsored by Woodfines Solicitors

  • Winner: Ever Resource
  • Highly Commended: Camnexus

Enterprise Skills Award

Sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Center at Cambridge Judge Business School

  • Winner: Owlstone Medical
  • Highly Commended: Wellcome Genome Campus

Medtech Company of the Year

Sponsored by Sagentia Innovation

  • Winner: Medovate
  • Highly Commended: Kalium Health

Biotech Company of the Year

Sponsored by Chesterford Research Park

  • Winner: bit.bio
  • Highly Commended: Arecor Therapeutics

The Award for Innovation

Sponsored by Illumina

  • Winner: Evonetix
  • Highly Commended: The Milner Institute

The Tech for Good Award

Sponsored by Allia Future Business Center Cambridge

  • Winner: 52 North Health
  • Highly Commended: Audio Intelligence

CEO of the Year

Sponsored by Bidwells

  • Winner: Mark Kotter, bit.bio
  • Highly Commended: Sarah Howell, Arecor Therapeutics

The One to Watch

Sponsored by cofinitive

  • Winner: electronRx
  • Highly Commended: Cambridge Future Tech

Technology Company of the Year

Sponsored by the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Anglia Ruskin University

  • Winner: Congenic
  • Highly Commended: Focal Point Positioning

Life Science Company of the Year

Sponsored by BioStrata

  • Winner: CN Bio Innovations
  • Highly Commended: Microbiotics

£1,500 IP Prize winner from Appleyard Lees

The sponsors of the 2022 Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards
The sponsors of the 2022 Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards

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