The winner of the 2017 competition was selected and announced at the Final on 29 September 2017 at the Royal Academy of Engineering.
The overall winner and recipient of the JC Gammon Award, selected by the judges according to the criteria published, was Nick Schweitzer, founder of Klydo and inventor of a machine learning tool which helps brands uncover future ideas. Nick was the runner up in 2016, learned from the experience and came back with an improved pitch.
A People's Choice cateogry was also introduced in 2016, selected by an open public vote online. The winner was Brittany Harris with her company Qualis Flow.
The runner up was Jack Pearson of EngX.
The winner of the 2016 competition was selected and announced at the Final on 22 September 2016 at the Royal Academy of Engineering.
The overall winner, selected by the judges according to the criteria published, was Michael Tougher, with his product 'Dots'. Michael received the JC Gammon Award.
A People's Choice cateogry was also introduced in 2016, selected by an open public vote online. The winner was Marc de Vos with his company Bar Analytics.
The runner up was Nick Schweitzer of Metadrift.
The winner of the 2015 Launchpad Competition and JC Gammon Award was selected at the Final event held on 29 September 2015 at the Royal Academy of Engineering.
The winner was James Roberts, with his company MOM Incubators. You can read more about James in his Hub Member profile.
The runners up were George Edwards (Gas-Sense), Sorin Popa (Stent Tek), and Amanda Campbell (Comp-A-Tent).
The first Launchpad Competition Final was held on 23 September 2014 at the Royal Academy of Engineering.
The JC Gammon Award was presented by HRH the Duke of York to Dr Niall Kent of UCL and Dr Alessia D’Onofrio, for their project, Improving bone substitutes used in dental surgery, and their company, Aerograft.
You can read more about their inspiration and how the JC Gammon Award has helped them in this case study.
Full details of the Launchpad Competition at the Enterprise Hub website