New award aims to nurture innovation

Posted on 26 Oct 2017 and read 595 times
New award aims to nurture innovationDrives and control specialist Bosch Rexroth is launching an Innovation Award to nurture innovation in the UK engineering sector.

Specifically focused on mobile applications, the competition will offer entrants the chance to bring their new mobile-machine concepts to life.

All innovations must incorporate Bosch Rexroth’s BODAS control system, and competition entries will be marked on creativity, practicality and complexity.

The BODAS system consists of a hardware and software kit and is designed to work in conjunction with mobile machinery.

The individual crowned the ‘Innovation Champion’ will receive a complete BODAS control system, together with 100hr of design support to help turn their innovation into reality.

The top prize also includes hardware, software and product training for up to five people. There are also prizes for second and third place.

Chris Hudson, national sales manager for mobile applications at Bosch Rexroth, said: “Manufacturing in the 21st century remains a key element of economic growth, trade, productivity and development.

"In fact, most innovations are introduced first in the manufacturing and engineering sector, making it a hub for technical change and economic growth. If you think your idea has the potential to transform the industry, then now is your chance to prove it.”

The Innovation Award is open to engineers aged 18 and over (and resident in the UK or the Republic of Ireland) who are working for manufacturers of — or suppliers to — the construction, agricultural, materials-handling or on/off-highway vehicles industry.

All entries must be submitted before 22 December. The winners will be announced in January.

Further details can be found at the Web site (

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