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16 November 2016 | The Brewery, London, UK


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Information Technology Award Winner 2016


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Virtual reality simulator for hip replacement surgery to improve patient safety

Our hip replacement simulator enables surgeons to practice on a virtual engineering-based hip model. Our simulator improves surgeon accuracy and skill helping the NHS to reduce training costs and freeing consultancy time. With the aging population, 66,000 hip replacements are performed in the UK annually. Our simulator improves 20% of surgeries which dislocate.

Bournemouth University and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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The judging panel commented:

“The panel felt this was an excellent entry that is receiving international acclaim in the important application of 3D technologies within the global health industry.”


Also shortlisted:


3D Repo Bid4Free online tendering platform

Bid4Free is an open source online 3D platform for the construction industry where subcontractors can tender for projects at no additional cost. We removed all non-value adding activities so that members can return more tenders more accurately and most importantly for free.

3D Repo, Balfour Beatty and FIS

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Foreign Workers Centralised Management System (FWCMS)

Foreign Workers Centralised Management System is a national-scale customised migrant management solution implemented throughout Malaysia & Malaysian labour-source-countries. It is a holistic end-to-end migrant management solution consisting of multiple scalable modules designed to manage the totality of processes involved in employing migrant workers including recruitment, workplace management, monitoring and repatriation.

Bestinet Sdn Bhd

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The Threads intelligent message hub

Threads combines a whole company’s digital messages – emails and telephone calls – into one intuitive, easily-searchable web-based resource. Threads uses artificial intelligence to analyse and create “threads of discussion” and automatically maintain contact and project records. By analysing all conversations, Threads can extract information otherwise hidden from individual users.


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GlobalGateway: Trulioo’s Identity verification verifies 4 billion people in seconds

Trulioo's GlobalGateway enables businesses to perform on-demand ID verification for more than 4 billion people in over 50 countries via 200 data sources. GlobalGateway helps businesses comply with Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer identity verification requirements, enabling businesses to evaluate new and existing users through one, single portal.


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Information Technology information


 Category scope

Information Technology has become much broader in scope than the traditional view of computing. Today, Information Technology is concerned with the development of applications and how the underlying technology transforms the way organisations and people work and live.

Entries to the Information Technology category are welcomed from research, development, demonstration or early life phases of a new idea. Entries are welcome from both commercial and academic organisations.

We want to hear about innovations that are demonstrably capable of commercial exploitation and or provide advantages for society at large.

Typically innovations will be set in a context under one or more of the following headings:

  • IT efficiency
  • Business efficiency
  • Information security
  • Systems management
  • Software development
  • Big data
  • Infrastructure transformation