We’re delighted to reveal the shortlisted entries for the South West Digital Awards 2018. The shortlist comprises of a real mix of talent – from individuals and startups to fully-fleged, internationally operating businesses all based across the South West, from Bristol & Bath to The Isles of Scilly.

The awards will be presented on 27th September at Plymouth School of Creative Arts. Tickets are available here!

App of the Year

Young Innovator

Sponsored by

Nikita Coombes, Ben Baber-Hale & Joel Stoddard-Turvey
Fujitsu Operation Innovation Winners 2017

Nikita, Joel & Ben won Fujitsu’s Operation Innovation last year, having developed a project around solving real world problems through Internet of Things  (IoT) technology.

Their product, ExPlus+ (Experience Plus), aims to support the learning of students with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). The team’s goals were to address three issues hindering the learning experience of ASC sufferers; inadequate staffing to due limited funding, the cost of specialist staff and adding value to students’ experience.

Utilising Fujitsu’s Sensing Band, which senses the wearer’s vital signs, the team’s concept allows teachers to track the emotions of students with ASC. Teachers can then take action to change the environment and ensure students are comfortable. 

Just like Fujitsu, we were blown away by the ingenuity of the team from South Devon College and are pleased to announce them as the winners of the Young Innovator award at the South West Digital Awards 2018.

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On the night, shortlisted candidates, sponsors and guests will enjoy a menu of locally-sourced, gourmet street food, uniquely created by Exeter’s Pickle Shack. As well as welcome drinks provided by Dorset’s Conker Spirit. In addition, winners will walk away with a bottle of Conker Spirit’s handcrafted Dorset Dry Gin and a trophy created in partnership with Plymouth College of Art.