2018 Award

Clicks and Links with the VR Bicycle Simulator

The judges said

Innovative application of linking the physical activity of riding a bike to the virtual world, allowing the exploration of virtual space in a novel way

Entrant's description

CL has developed a Virtual Reality Bicycle Simulator (VR Bike for short) that consists of a physical exercise bike, paired with a VR headset and a virtual model of part of the city of Manchester. The bike uses real-world scan data from cities and gives the user freedom to ride a virtual bicycle through these environments. The inputs for the bike are translated into the virtual world, combining this hardware with a VR headset means that a user can realistically simulate the experience of cycling around a city.

Shortlist

  • Glow New Media with SafeTeam Guardian
  • Nuvo with Artificially intelligent digital mortgage broker
  • Cybertill and MUSTO with The Mobile Digital Store
  • Mashbo with PropertyCloud
  • Digital Training Solutions with Digital project to support aid workers in Syria

Criteria

Submissions should demonstrate exceptional innovation in the successful application of original, new, or advanced digital technology to achieve commercial or other objectives.


2017 Award

Geek Talent with redefining career advice with GoCareer

The judges said

This entrant is developing exciting technology that will become increasingly important.

Entrant's description

Our tech team worked with over 20 students from three local colleges to create our career platform which was re-launched as GoCareer in Jan 2017. The platform re-imagines career advice and ensures that students receive high quality information on the local labour market, showing the skills and popularity of the careers in the Digital Tech and Creative Digital sectors. We are actively closing the skills gap using our data to inform the education system on the skills the local and national labour market require through our portal, defining the trailblazer standards which all students will study.

Shortlist

  • vTime - The VR Sociable Network
  • Clicks and Links with COOP shop floor training
  • R.O.EYE with Harvey's - using SingleView for digital media planning
  • Silverchip with The Palaeontological Association with the Virtual Natural History Museum (V-NHM)
  • Geek Talent with redefining career advice with GoCareer

Criteria

Submissions should demonstrate exceptional innovation in the successful application of original, new, or advanced digital technology to achieve commercial or other objectives.

 

Most Innovative Application of Technology was a new award in 2015, replacing Best Application of Technology and the Big Chip Imagination Award.

Click here to see the full history of the Best Application of Technology award.

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