Fuel3D: shortlisted for Innovate UK award
March 21, 2016
Fuel3D shortlisted for Innovate UK award
Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, today announced it has been shortlisted in the inaugural Innovate UK Small Business Innovation Awards for its work in developing a medical 3D scanning solution for new markets. The awards, run by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, recognise Britain’s most exciting cutting-edge growing companies.
Three phases of SBRI Healthcare funding have enabled Fuel3D to expand rapidly and apply its technology into a range of different markets around the world, beginning with the development of a 3D wound measurement system.
It has since applied the technological learning from that project for the broader 3D market and now brings the benefits of point-and-shoot 3D imaging to consumers, professionals and businesses with advanced 3D scanning systems like its latest product: SCANIFY.
Fuel3D has been shortlisted in the “Innovation leading to new markets” category. The categories are:
Innovation leading to business transformation
Innovation leading to new markets
Innovation leading to productivity improvement
Innovation attracting investment
Inspirational innovation award
Dr Ruth McKernan, chief executive of Innovate UK said: “British companies, such as Fuel3D, are preparing for the future with their ground breaking innovations. They are building new industries, creating new jobs, and driving productivity. These awards celebrate the best of British innovation and I congratulate all the fantastic nominees.”
“Following the hugely successful decision to expand our development beyond medical applications, our 3D scanning products and services are now delivering game-changing capabilities in a wide range of sectors across the world,” said Stuart Mead, CEO of Fuel3D. “But we wouldn’t be where we are now without the support of Innovate UK and SBRI Healthcare. They saw the potential of the technology before anyone else.”
Jo Johnson MP, the universities and science minister, will present the awards at a ceremony in Parliament on October 13th.