Carbon8 Systems and the University of Greenwich were presented with the Times Higher Education Award for their Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology at a glittering gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 23 October 2008.

Judging the category, Peter Ringrose of the Technology Strategy Board said, “This is an excellent example of academic research applying novel technology and directing it at a very relevant application. This is how innovative knowledge transfer should work, and due credit should go to those involved in a truly collaborative piece of work involving university researchers and industry culminating in the creation of a start-up company with significant future potential.”