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  • Best Innovation in Deep Learning
  • Best Innovation in Open Source Technology
  • Best Innovation In Artificial General Intelligence
  • Best Innovation In Computer Vision
  • Best Innovation In IoT and Sensors
  • Best Innovation In NLP
  • Best Innovation In Robotics and Automation
  • Best Innovation in Simulation
  • Best Innovation in Autonomous Mobility
  • Best Innovation in Diagnostics
  • Best Innovation in Pharma
  • Best innovation in Genetics / Personalised Medicine
  • Best Innovation in Sustainable FoodTech
  • Best Innovation in Geospatial Applications
  • Best Innovation in Space
  • Best innovation in Data Protection and Privacy
  • Best innovation in Creative Arts
  • Best Innovation in Quantum Computing
  • Best Innovation in Explainable AI
  • Best Innovation in Algorithmic Bias Mitigation
  • Best innovation in VR/AR
  • Best Innovation in Consumer Chatbot
  • Best COVID-19 Innovation

Best Innovation in Deep Learning

2020 was a landmark year for deep learning. This award recognises the organisation or individual that has demonstrated the best innovation in deep learning approaches.

Best Innovation in Open Source Technology

This award celebrates the best development in open source technology. This could include a revolutionary new release of an existing suite of open source tools, or a completely novel approach to the open source ecosystem.

Best Innovation In Artificial General Intelligence

Whether you find it elusive, enticing, or unsettling, the race towards AGI is on. This award recognises the best innovation pushing the boundaries of generalisable AI, including facial recognition, mimic human handwriting and computational creativity.

Best Innovation In Computer Vision

Computer vision is quickly embedding itself in our devices, apps and vehicles. This award recognises the best innovation involved in any component of computer vision including acquisition, processing or analysing images. Further examples include face recognition technology for bank card verification and security systems, facial scanning door entry, infrared binoculars scanning machines and empowering blind and partially sighted people lead their lives.

Best Innovation In IoT and Sensors

The intercommunication of our devices enables improved insight extraction and efficiency. With this award, we highlight the best new innovation in the IoT sector, a product that will transform the way we interact with technology on a large scale.

Best Innovation In NLP

Innovation in NLP spans disciples and sectors – from chatbots to content moderation to voice computing. This award is given to the innovation that has produced an impactful contribution to the field of NLP.

Best Innovation In Robotics and Automation

This award celebrates a breakthrough innovation in robotics, focusing particularly on breakthroughs in manufacturing and hardware.

Best Innovation in Simulation

This award recognises the best creation and use of a computer model to understand a complex societal issue, with particular focus on simulations for health and climate applications.

Best Innovation in Autonomous Mobility

Mobility is one of the most rapidly advancing industries of our time. As automation is empowering our vehicles, we wish to celebrate one company’s exceptional use of tech in advancing this sector and enabling us to reach entirely new levels of mobile flexibility.

Best Innovation in Diagnostics

Improved diagnostic tools can help save lives and prevent the spread of diseases that previously might not have been known to us. We wish to recognise the implementation of tech diagnostics by a company that foregrounds the importance of this field and works to harness its life-saving potential.

Best Innovation in Pharma

Extraordinary progress has been achieved in accelerating drug discovery and development in 2021. With this award, we want to recognise the company developing the best new tech solution emerging from the pharmaceutical industry.

Best Innovation in Genetics / Personalised Medicine

The human genome still presents one of the biggest mysteries in medicine. To break down this molecular puzzle into pieces we can understand, we leverage the technological opportunities of our time. This award celebrates one such achievement and the potential for groundbreaking new knowledge it creates.

Best Innovation in Sustainable FoodTech

Our consumption of food has a tremendous impact on the planet. Technology provides us with the tools to revolutionize our consumption habits in a way that limits the degradation of our environment and supports a sustainable lifestyle. This award highlights one company’s efforts in achieving this fundamental change.

Best Innovation in Geospatial Applications

The way we are able to see our world has a huge impact on how we can shape it for the better. Cutting edge technology allows us an astounding variety of perspectives with which to view our planet. Through more accurate data collection and analysis, these tools can help us understand the geography of a landscape better than ever before. This award highlights the best innovation in geospatial applications.

Best Innovation in Space

Our planet is a complex system, and its health is integral to ours. With every passing year it edges closer to collapse and as we set out into space, are we at risk of degrading other planets too? This award celebrates the company that is innovating space through AI and other emerging technologies.

Best innovation in Data Protection and Privacy

As the ubiquitousness and capabilities of technology are rapidly increasing, so is the risk of abusive and fraudulent activity when this technology is misused. With this award, we want to highlight the efforts of a company that champions online safety and helps set a security standard across the industry.

Best Innovation in Creative Arts

Arts and technology seem to serve two very different purposes in our society, but what binds them together is the fundamental creativity of these fields. Through our award, we recognise a champion of this collaboration and a leader in the domain of creative arts.

Best Innovation in Quantum Computing

As quantum supremacy continues to draw curiosity and skepticism across sectors and disciplines, the award recognises cutting edge innovations in the field.

Best Innovation in Explainable AI

With technological innovation impacting every facet of our daily lives, algorithmic transparency is essential. The industry needs to recognise and reward companies that champion this trait in their work. This award aims to do just this, and hereby inspire others to uphold transparency.

Best Innovation in Algorithmic Bias Mitigation

The impacts of algorithmic bias are profound, and there is an urgent need to address this issue. This award recognises an organisation or individual working to mitigate machine bias, through advocacy efforts or research innovation.

Best Innovation in VR/AR

Virtual reality is rapidly transforming the way we consume online content and interact with this new environment. Our award highlights the best new VR/AR innovation and draws attention to the vast potential of this field.

Best Innovation in Consumer Chatbot

This award recognises a company using the best chatbots to enhance customer experience.

Best COVID-19 Innovation

Since the Corona crisis started there has been a hive of activity on the innovation front. Many new ideas and startups are colliding to help protect and predict the way our societies can handle these types of crisis. This award recognises the best innovation addressing COVID-19.

Submission Form

FAQ

Entry into is open to any company, team or individual. Joint entries where teams and clients have developed and delivered innovations collectively are accepted. Entries from outside the UK are welcome.
For the Climate Innovation series: Please remember that if successful, you will be selected to do a short pitch during CogX Festival 2021 so only enter if you are comfortable and available to do this.

We do not charge to enter any of our awards

Submissions will close on the 30th of April but the first 100 qualifying entries will receive a little surprise!

Please go to the categories and there should be a link at the bottom that will lead you to the form. Any questions please email [email protected]

Absolutely, we have over 70 awards so please submit for any you are eligible for.

Unfortunately not, you would need to re-submit but you can email the awards team to let us know which entry to put forward.

The shortlist will be announced via all CognitionX social channels online. The announcement will be made circa 24th May. You will also be notified by email.
For Climate Innovation series: W/c 24th May you will be emailed by the awards team to prepare for the pitching on our virtual stage during CogX festival (14-16th June)

Main awards: You will be notified during CogX festival (14th-16th June). Keep a lookout on our festival agenda and emails about when this announcement will take place.
For Climate Innovation series: The winners will be announced within the sessions on our Start-up Stage CogX festival (14th-16th June). Keep a lookout on our festival agenda and emails about when this series will take place.

Blog post about our 2020 winners: https://cogx.live/blog/awards-2020-winners/

The Climate Innovation series is launching for the first time this year so there is no previous example. However, it is closely modelled on our successful COVID-19 Innovation series which you can watch an example of here: Pitches for Society https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=349W_V8kbjM&t=6s
Pitches for Recovery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Meis21gWSj4
Pitches for Health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c610prhigPw&t=9s
The final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px2g0SjdPAI&t=5s