This year’s awards, organised with the Cabinet Office and TechHub, focused on the field of augmented intelligence.


Winners were named in three categories – digital public services (won by, digital defence enablement (won by Archangel Imaging) and digital retail (won by Cortexica) – with each successful firm receiving support from BT to co-develop their technology and trial their product either within the firm or with customers.

Speaking at an event showcasing this year’s winners, Manzoni, who is also Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet Office, said the innovations being developed by these firms were key to the future of the civil service, and government wants to encourage SMEs, in particular in the tech sector.