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Congratulations to the BIG Awards Live Final Winners!

The BIG Awards celebrates the next wave of startup talent and the best of British innovation. This year’s awards, the third iteration of the technology focused competition, highlighted startups working towards solutions in the area of application enablement, security, and real-time analytics, in particular ideas centered on Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

We received some fantastic entries for this year’s Cisco BIG Awards and are delighted to now reveal our winner and two runners-up! The grand finals took place at The Deck – National Theatre, on the Southbank in London, and the winners will now receive more than $250,000 worth of prizes.

Announcing the best of the Britain’s most engagement inventions and extraordinary innovations – past and present!

BIG Awards Finalists

Hats off to Nwave! They won first place and stole the show with an impressive wireless network platform for M2M communications and the IoE. Nwave picked-up a cheque of $100,000, in a total prize package of $220,000 that includes 12 months of mentoring and advice from Cisco and its partners, including PR, marketing, tax/investment and legal assistance. A fantastic prize!

i2i Pipelines, an advanced electromagnetic sensor startup picked up second place, and EMD, who harvests energy from the environment with sensor/transmitter devices, took third place. It’s fair to say, there were some outstanding entries this year and choosing the winners gave the judges a few headaches. i2i Pipelines and EMD picked up cheques for $25,000 and $10,000 respectively as part of their total prize packages, which also include mentoring and support.

Asset Mapping walked away with the inaugural People’s Choice award. For the first time in the BIG Awards, the public had the chance to have their say in our category – with voting taking place on the day, and in the build up to the finale on social media.

Congratulations to all our winners and finalists! A BIG thanks to everyone who has participated to make the BIG Awards a growing success.


The BIG Awards
Live Final

March 17th

  • The BIG Awards Launch

June 1st

  • Close for Entries

July 13th

  • Announce Semi-Finalists

July 29th

  • Meet The Mentors Event

August 10th

  • Semi-Final Round 2 Submission Deadline

September 28th

  • Announce Finalists

October 22nd

  • The BIG Awards Live Final