ip21 was delighted to sponsor the 4th annual ‘Cofinitive #21towatch’ campaign, that culminated in a prestigious award ceremony earlier this month. The event took place at the impressive and distinguished Cambridge Union, as a large crowd enjoyed attending the first in-person version of the event for two years.
The competition focuses on recognising ‘people’, ‘companies’ and the ‘things’ that are created by them. Over several months, nominations from emerging and outstanding new science and tech initiatives across the East of England and Cambridge region were all carefully assessed on 5 criteria: Innovation, Challenge, Influence, Viability and Memorability, before 21 worthy winners were honoured at the special event on 3rd March. Achieving this recognition has been a valuable and significant launchpad for winners from previous years.
Associate Director Cristina Penine and IP Specialist Rachel Daniel were proud to represent ip21 at the ceremony and support Antobot, a client of ip21, who were one of the well-deserved winners in this year’s cohort for the prized accolade. Antobot are a start-up working on sustainability-focused robotic solutions in agriculture, making use of their core technology: the universal Robot Control Unit®. Faye Holland (the founder of Cofinitive) called the work of Antobot “a game changer for agricultural robotics”.
Huge congratulations to Howard Wu (CEO of Antobot – pictured with Cristina and Rachel) and all the team at Antobot, along with the rest of the worthy winners at this year’s competition. It will be exciting to see how this year’s cohort continue to expand the boundaries of innovation in their respective fields in the years to come. The sponsorship period for nominating candidates for next year’s awards will open in September 2022.
Dr Rachel Daniel, IP Specialist for ip21 Ltd