TTP named overall winner at iDEA 08

The design and technology company was named overall winner at this year’s Innovation & Design Excellence Awards

The Technology Partnership was named the overall winner at this year’s Innovation & Design Excellence Awards (iDEA). The Melbourn-based company scooped the coveted Sagentia Innovation & Design Excellence Award, as well as being named Best Design Consultancy at this year’s awards – held last Friday at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. Other winners and nominees were Brandon Medical (Best Small Company), Industrial Design Consultancy (which won the Product Design Innovation and the Design Collaboration awards), Wideblue (Breakthrough Product Award), Pulsar Process Measurement (Design Cycle Time Reduction Award), Kinneir Dufort and Siemens Automation & Drives. Now in their fourth year, the Innovation & Design Excellence Awards recognise and reward the key role played by mechanical and electronic design engineers in the creation of new and successful products. The awards are organised by the magazines Eureka and New Electronics (part of Findlay Publications), and Cranfield School of Management. The judges recognised the breadth of TTP’s entries – which encompassed electronics and mechanical design, for industries ranging from printing to veterinary medicine. TTP’s unique approach to business, and growing range of platform technologies, allowed it to compete for business in a multitude of high tech industries. Category sponsors included Sagentia, Cambridge Consultants, Autodesk, Prototype Projects and the Electronics Leadership Council. For a full list of winners, go to