The finals of the first Leicestershire Live Innovation Awards 2019 were held at the King Power stadium in Leicester on 3rd April 2019, and Rubitek Solutions was among the nominees in the Innovation in Education & Training category.
There were 10 categories reflecting the diversity and accomplishments of the city and county's top innovators and more than 200 guests attended as the awards were announced by TV presenter Des Coleman.
The nomination demonstrates the impact the company has made since it was established just 11 months ago. The company provides cloud-based software platforms to support apprentices and their employers throughout the learner journey.
Founder Kerry Linley said: “It was a fantastic evening that really celebrated all that is innovative in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was wonderful to network with other forward-thinking businesses and support organisations. We were thrilled to make it through to the finals and we really can't complain too much about coming second place to Mira Technology Institute.
The awards also gave us a great opportunity to talk to the sponsors and other finalists about Rubitek, and why the work we do is so important. We even managed to give out a formal quote for additional software licenses!”
Rubitek is a finalist in the Leicestershire Live Innovation Awards 2019
Award winners were:
Digital Innovation of the Year – Meater: The world’s first wireless smart meat thermometer.
Innovation in Services – Draycir: Uses Intelligent Document Recognition, linked to cloud technologies, to speed up document throughput.
Innovation in the Creative Sector – Art-AI Festival 2018: The event brought world-leading artists to the city last May to celebrate a new art-science form to highlight the various roles of artificial intelligence to the general public.
Research Leadership Award – National Space Centre chief executive Chas Bishop
Innovation in Technology – Bake in Space: Trying to recreate the complete production cycle of breadmaking in space.
Innovation in Construction – Blueprint Interiors: Ashby specialist workplace design and fit-out contractor is focused on employee well-being.
Young Innovator of the Year – Elliot Butler, Tap Dash: Loughborough University design and technology student designed an innovative fitness product for people who are visually impaired and physically disabled.
Innovation in Manufacturing & Engineering – Fashion UK: The childrenswear brand has used innovation in its designs including sounds and lights, colour changing prints, reversible sequins, 3D glasses activated prints and functional chalkboard prints.
Medical & Health Innovator of the Year – ChatHealth
Innovation in Education and Training – MIRA Technology Institute: A collaboration between education and industry designed to address skills shortages in the new disruptive technologies surrounding connected and autonomous vehicles and electric cars.
Lifetime Achievement Award – Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys
Innovator of the Year – ChatHealth