Two Plymouth Science Park tenants are celebrating after winning at this year’s Tech South West Awards, which took place as a live digital ceremony on Thursday November 25.

BMT won the Tech Research award, for their work around investigating the use of external batteries positioned outside submarine pressure hulls.

Whilst Moortec, whose technology is used to design almost every chip on earth, won the Plymouth Tech Cluster award, an award given to stand out organisations or individuals in each of the tech cluster areas that work with Tech South West.

From over 145 entries, a total of six Plymouth Science Park companies were shortlisted for the annual awards, which showcases the best innovation and talent across the region’s tech sector.

Over 200 businesses and individuals from across the region’s tech industry tuned in to the annual ceremony, held for the first time online, and presented by Devon-based naturalist and broadcaster Nick Baker.

Ian McFadzen, CEO at Plymouth Science Park, said: “This year’s Tech South West Awards proved that despite the challenges faced in 2020, there are plenty of innovative and thriving tech businesses to celebrate in the region.

“We were delighted to see Plymouth Science Park tenants dominating the shortlist, with six companies shortlisted, and we would like to extend our congratulations to them all, especially to BMT and Moortec who won the Tech Research and Plymouth Tech Cluster awards respectively.

“This year we were proud to sponsor the Tech Company of the Year (revenue under £5m) award which was awarded to Neighbourly, a platform that helps businesses make a positive impact in their communities by donating volunteer time, money and surplus products, all in one place.”

Simon Gould, Managing Director, BMT, said “We were delighted to receive the Tech Research award, recognising our work which tackles the most complex engineering and programming challenges to optimise asset performance, sustainability, and efficiency within the defence, transport, renewable energy, infrastructure, risk management and maritime transport industries.”

Dan Pritchard, Co-Founder of Tech South West, said: “The tech sector has stayed strong in an incredibly difficult year, with its businesses making up a vital and growing part of the economy and some incredible and inspiring work taking place.

“From Cornwall and Devon to Bournemouth, Bristol and Wiltshire, we have an exceptional array of talented winners of this year’s Tech South West Awards.”

The main ceremony is also now available to view online:

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