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Leaders in innovation and technology adoption have two extra weeks to ensure their achievements are recognised by the wider industry at this year’s TechFest Awards.

Entrants now have until 23 July to complete the entry process to be in with a chance of picking up one of the coveted trophies at the awards later this year.

“There are 15 categories open to entry this year with nine Best Use of Technology awards covering everything from artificial intelligence through to whole life performance and health safety and wellbeing,” said NCE editor Claire Smith. “In the awards to celebrate company achievements, there are the Built Environment, Natural Environment and Transport Infrastructure Champion awards, as well as the Technology Provider Trailblazer and Technology Leader Trailblazer categories.

“The role of SMEs and start-ups in bringing new technology to market and driving real change in the construction sector is recognised by our Innovation Incubator Award.”

The eligibility period for the 2021 event has been extended as a result of the pandemic preventing the 2020 awards from going ahead so innovations put into use between January 2020 and July 2021 may enter the awards. Entrants to last years’ award are able to resubmit their 2020 entries but are urged to check the category criteria as some aspects of the process have been updated.

Judges lined up to review the entries include Highways England head of innovation Annette Pass, HS2 director of innovation Howard Mitchell and National Grid head of innovation Iliana Portugues. Click here to see the profiles of the complete judging panel. 

Winners are set to be announced at a gala ceremony on 2 December at the Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge hotel, which will follow on from the full day conference at the same venue.

Full details about the categories, criteria and judging processes, along with outline details of the daytime conference, are available on the event website –


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