It’s been a very exciting few months here at Open Bionics HQ and we’re thrilled to have won a handful of awards including a $1 million UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good, Start-Up Of The Year at the British Engineering Excellence Awards and a Bristol Health & Care Award for Best Innovation.
In February this year the Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed presented co-founders Sammy and Joel with the UAE AI & Robotics International Award for Good. Over 1,600 technologies for good applied and after competing against the top 10 best assistive technologies the judges chose our bionic hands. This was a real achievement as we now have the funding to push our hands through the final stages of medical testing and finally get them to everyone who needs one.
In October, at the British Engineering Excellence Awards, co-founder Joel picked up a Start-Up Of The Year Award, which celebrates tomorrow’s companies and technological successes. The judges were impressed with our commercial relationships struck with leading multinationals as well as the NHS. They said: ‘with significant interest from investors, clinical trials in progress and plans to start manufacture soon, Open Bionics is poised to make a major impact.’
And at the end of October, co-founder Sammy attended the Bristol Post Health and Care Awards, which aim to shine a light on the unsung heroes of Bristol’s public and private healthcare system. We won an award for Best Innovation, beating off fierce competition from the BrAMS (Bristol and AVon MS Centre) Rehabilitation Service and the Bristol Adult Cystic Fibrosis.
We couldn’t have achieved any of this success without our super talented team who are working tirelessly to develop bionic arms. Give us a follow on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram or sign up to receive emails and be the first to hear about our behind-the-scenes work and latest cutting-edge advancements.