FUEL3D named as finalist for Barclays Award for Innovation in the Oxford Trust Enterprise Awards 2018

FUEL3D named as finalist for Barclays Award for Innovation in the Oxford Trust Enterprise Awards 2018


Fuel3D, a world-leading 3D technology innovator has been selected as a finalist for The Oxford Trusts 2018 Enterprise Awards. Fuel3D is shortlisted for the Barclays Award for Innovation which is awarded to a company that has spotted an opportunity in the tech market and has successfully created a business that benefits wider society and the economy.

There are three different award categories which recognise and celebrate the breadth of innovative companies and entrepreneurs working in the science and technology industry in Oxford. The awards are run in partnership with Venturefest Oxford. This year’s shortlist encompasses a diverse mix of future high growth companies spanning computer vision, healthcare, aerospace technology and autonomous vehicles with names including Oxford Nanopore Technologies and Oxbotica.

George Thaw, CEO of Fuel3D said: “I’m delighted Fuel3D has been shortlisted for the prestigious Barclays Award for Innovation. Our multi-skilled team of computer vision, machine learning, data science and development experts puts us at the forefront of innovation in 3D technologies, pioneering the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in the 3D measurement of human and organic forms.”  

Fuel3D is leading the way in disrupting the industry’s approach to pre-clinical oncology research, bringing it into the 21st Century with its ground-breaking BioVolume® platform for tumour measurement in pre-clinical oncology trials. BioVolume has been designed to improve the transparency and veracity in the collection and storage of trial data to reduce the time to market of new drugs and will be integral in saving and improving millions of lives.

Fuel3D’s cutting-edge 3D retail platform is shaping a new future for customer experience. It has been designed to enable retailers to harness the power of 3D human form data to customise and personalise products and set their brands apart from the competition. Current applications include measuring facial fit for customised eyewear, sleep apnoea masks and personalised cosmetics and skincare.

The 2018 Enterprise Awards will be presented at an evening reception on Wednesday 12th September at Oxford Brookes University, after Venturefest Oxford. This year’s shortlisted companies are as follows:

Barclays Award for Innovation
Fuel3D – https://www.fuel3d.com
Consultant Connect – https://www.consultantconnect.org.uk
School Space – http://school-space.org

Advanced Oxford Breakthrough Technology Award
Oxbotica – https://www.oxbotica.ai
Oxford Nanopore Technologies – https://nanoporetech.com
Reaction Engines – https://www.reactionengines.co.uk

Triteq Young Entrepreneur Award
Adelie Health – www.adeliehealth.com
Brill Power – www.brillpower.com
Oxford nanoSystems – https://oxfordnanosystems.com

The Oxford Trust was established by Oxford’s first true entrepreneurs Sir Martin and Lady Audrey Wood in 1985, founders of Oxford Instruments – the first spin-out company from the University of Oxford. The Trust has been a part of, and supported, the local innovation ecosystem for the past thirty years. It was the Trust that helped establish Venturefest Oxford 20 years ago, started the Enterprise Awards in 2005, set up the region’s – and the UK’s – first innovation centre, and runs the Oxford Centre for Innovation to support start-up science and tech businesses.


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