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16 November 2016 | The Brewery, London, UK


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Model-Based Engineering Award Winner 2016


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Holistic electro-mechanical drivetrain design simulation product

Romax Technology’s innovation is simulation software for designing integrated e-powertrains with a holistic electro-mechanical approach. The software enables users to optimise their design and development process, saving time and cost within it, whilst ensuring quality and accuracy of design.

Romax Technology

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The judging panel commented:

“This innovation puts models right at the centre of the design process, bringing electrical and mechanical design teams together. This multi-disciplinary and multi-criteria way of working will produce great benefits for many products and industries.”


Also shortlisted:


Virtual reality based training simulator to improve safety and durability in hip replacement

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, 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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Working area optimisation for field resources with iPatch

iPatch designs geographical boundaries for field operations using advanced optimisation models, such as evolutionary computation and fuzzy logic, allowing optimal deployment of technicians to tasks, minimising travel, maximising utilisation and on-time delivery. Tool is fully operational in BT improving service delivery and reducing carbon emissions nationwide over the past year.

British Telecom

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Kinewell Layout Optimisation of Cable (KLOC) software for offshore wind

The KLOC software optimises the geographic electrical connections that link offshore wind turbines to a substation with subsea cables, collecting the power before sending it to shore. It is estimated to save up to £30m per GW of installed capacity through more economically efficient cable placement and reduced electrical losses.

Kinewell Energy

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High-resolution quantitative scanning electron microscope dopant profiling technique

A comprehensive model for doping contrast in the scanning electron microscope has been developed which has been calibrated by a series of measurements to establish the underpinning mechanisms.

This integrates a Monte Carlo model, a ray-tracing algorithm and a semiconductor-based finite-element model to be exploited for high-resolution quantitative dopant profiling.

University of Cambridge

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Model-Based Engineering information


Category scope

The Model-Based Engineering Award will recognise projects, at any stage of development, where modelling has been used in the design, implementation or test of products, software or services.

Entries are encouraged from, but not limited to, the following areas:

Modelling and simulation

  • Creating mathematical or conceptual models
  • Using simulation for optimal design and increased performance

Testing, verification and validation

  • Use of modelling to rapidly design tests
  • Verification of test coverage
  • Acceleration of testing and verification processes to eliminate errors before full-scale production

Implementation and delivery

  • The reuse of models in the implementation stage of the design process
  • Use of techniques to make rapid design iterations possible
  • Improving the quality of the end product