Intelligent Plant - The Inform Prize 2023 - Attendee Registration Form

Things are a little bit different this year where we welcome some friendly rivalry between our local universities:

Robert Gordon University and University of Aberdeen

Join us on Wednesday 27th September at the Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel & Spa

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What is The Inform Prize?

Launched in 2014 and funded by Intelligent Plant to encourage students to think about how they might communicate their ideas and research findings to local employers, and promote interaction between industry and academia.

Students are initially tasked with creating a digital solution to a real life problem. Their ideas will be presented in video format to a panel of judges, where they'll give a demonstration of their product in action, they'll also take part in a question and answer session before the judges go on to decide who the winners are.

The Inform Prize 2023 will see entries from students studying computer science and business.

This Year's Sponsors

Proserv “Proserv is delighted to sponsor the Inform Prize. It was an honour to attend last year and to meet the talented teams involved. This is an excellent initiative promoting creativity, collaboration and communication. These skills are vital to successful innovation and ones which are core to Proserv’s own ethos.

“As a controls technology company that has been providing solutions to clients across the energy sector to optimise performance, improve efficiencies and extend the operational life of critical infrastructure for 60 years, we recognise that digital expertise and capabilities will be intrinsic to delivering the transition in the years to come”.

Davis Larssen, CEO, Proserv

Repsol Sinopec "Repsol Sinopec's sponsorship of this year’s Inform Prize exemplifies our commitment to driving positive change in the energy sector through innovation. As an established energy company, Repsol Sinopec recognises the value of promoting collaboration between industry and academia, which is a core objective of the Inform Prize. By supporting this initiative, we want to actively encourage the development of ground-breaking technology solutions that leverage data to optimise industrial processes and enhance efficiency.

This sponsorship not only aligns with our mission of empowering employees to be the workforce for the present and future but also demonstrates our commitment to advancing technology and fostering a sustainable future for the energy sector".

David Newton, Business Improvement Manager, Repsol Sinopec.

Harbour Energy Harbour Energy is the largest independent UK oil and gas producer,. We have a leading position in the UK as well as interests in Indonesia, Vietnam, Mexico and Norway. Our strategy is to continue to build a global, diversified oil and gas company focused on safe and responsible operations, value creation and shareholder returns.  Across our operations we are committed to achieving our goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035 with respect to our scope 1 and scope 2 emissions. In addition, we are well positioned to use our existing skills and infrastructure to help deliver the UK’s CCS goals and more broadly the country’s emissions reduction targets.

Leap Automation "Leap is an AI powered robotics company based in Aberdeen Scotland. We are making robotics more affordable and accessible with our cutting edge software stack and own robot hardware. Our tech is enabling manufacturers to become productive and solve critical labour shortages".

Ben Bamford, Co-CEO, Leap Automation

This Year's Categories

There will be multiple prizes up for grabs this year:

Prize Who can compete? Value
Grow Prize: "Best Idea" Aberdeen University & Robert Gordon University £800
Inform Prize: "Best Presentation" Aberdeen University & Robert Gordon University £800
Impact Prize: "Most Impact" Robert Gordon University only £800
Enhance Prize: "Best Implementation" Aberdeen University only £800

On the Day

The itinerary is as follows:

  • 10am - 12pm Business Engagement
  • 12pm - 1pm Lunch
  • 1pm - 1:05pm Welcome by Jen Scott - Opportunity North East
  • 1:05pm - 1:10pm Welcome by Platinum sponsors
  • 1:10pm - 3:30pm Presentations and Q&A
  • 3:30pm - 4pm Awards
  • 4pm Close

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Take a look at last year's Inform Prize in the video below.