These Awards bring together 200 founders, investors, journalists and innovation specialists for an extraordinary innovation event. An elite independent judging panel of pioneers, investors and sector specialists has the impossible job of selecting their Innovator of the Year, and Product of The Year from a shortlist of 50 nominees: pioneering medical technologies, to artificial intelligence, to robotics, big data, IOT, blockchain, and financial services.
The Penrose Awards are a showcase of world-class entrepreneurs & innovations.
It is an opportunity to get a birds-eye view on disruptive new technologies, and meet emerging entrepreneurs, with extraordinary potential. 50 Nominees are competing in these awards for Product of the Year and Innovator of the Year. Nominees range from pioneering medical technologies, to artificial intelligence, to robotics, big data, IOT, blockchain, and financial services.
Keynote Speaker – Billionaire Entrepreneur Vernon Hill. Founder of Commerce Bank, and Metro Bank Plc.
Metro was the first new high street bank to launch in the UK for +150 years. In just 6 years, it has opened 42 branches & listed on The London Stock Exchange. Vernon will be sharing his vision for better banking, alongside his own dramatic innovation story.
Innovation Panel Discussion with Jeremy Brown (CEO, Sense Worldwide) & Jonathan Margolis (Technology Specialist at The FT).
- The Innovator of The Year 2015 was What3Words: now +£50m valuation, backed by Intel, as a global addressing ID technology that could revolutionise the way we distribute goods & services. The majority world have no address; a major stumbling block to development. W3W has since become the national postal addressing system for Mongolia. CEO & Founder, Chris Sheldrick returns to these awards as a judge for 2016.
- Product of The Year 2015 was Zap&Go – a miniature consumer-ready supercapacitor, made of graphene, capable of charging a mobile phone battery in minutes. The technology is designed to be applied to power tools and cars as it’s next evolutionary step, eliminating the lag between battery depletion and full charge.
The Penrose Awards are designed to champion pioneer entrepreneurs; putting extraordinary innovations in the spotlight. They were piloted in 2015 by London Innovators, with IBM as strategic partner, as part of London Tech Week.