Six Plymouth Science Park Companies shortlisted for prestigious Tech awards

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Six companies at Plymouth Science Park have been shortlisted for the annual Tech South West Awards.

More than 145 entries were received for the prestigious event, which showcases the best innovation and talent across the region’s tech sector.

Plymouth Science Park has more finalists than any other science park in the region.

Ian McFadzen, CEO at Plymouth Science Park, said: “We are delighted to see Plymouth Science Park tenants dominating the shortlist, with six talented tenant companies being shortlisted for six awards across a range of categories from International Success through to the Sustainability and Health Tech Awards.”

Moortec and Chess Dynamics are shortlisted for the International Success Award. Moortecprovides monitors and sensors for silicon chips, helping to increase their reliability and performance.Chess Dynamics offers surveillance, tracking and gunfire control technology to naval, land and commercial customers.

Moortec is also shortlisted for another two awards; Best Workplace Tech Award and Best Scale-up Award, alongside fellow PSP tenant Rowe IT who provide software engineering, solution architecture and systems integration to the public and private sectors.

Strategic Development Manager at Moortec, Mark Geary said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for not one, not two, but three Tech South West Awards. From our headquarters in Plymouth we work at the forefront of the latest technology developments, our highly skilled engineers develop the latest cutting-edge in-chip technology, working with well-known brands and clients from across the world.”

BMT Defence, which provides engineering and scientific services to industry, commerce, policymakers, regulators and public sector operators, has been shortlisted for the Tech Research Award.

Sustainability is a key driver for a number of Plymouth Science tenants. Frontier Technical is shortlisted for the Sustainable Tech Award for their work on a new approach to sustainable floating energy systems, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and providing energy access for coastal communities across the world.

Israeli medical-technology start-up Eye Controlwhich recently expanded to PSP, usesartificial intelligence-powered eye-tracking and technology to help locked-in and ventilated patients communicate through eye movements,has been shortlisted for the Health Tech Award.

Around a 1000 people work in the 95 companies based on the Plymouth Science Park campus, making use of the world-class office, laboratory and research facilities.