OXEMS Wins Acclaim at 2013 UK Energy Innovation Awards

May 14, 2013

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Kevin Gooding of Oxems receiving the award for Best University Technology at the UK Energy Innovation Awards from Ellen Bennett, editor of Utility Week

One of the Innovation Martlesham’s latest incubator graduates was among the winners at the 2013 UK Energy Innovation Awards in April, run to celebrate technologies which are helping to deliver a sustainable low-carbon future.

Oxems (Oxford Electromagnetic Solutions Limited) won the Best University Technology category for the creation of the world’s first commercially viable passive solution for locating, identifying and managing buried street based utility assets.

Picking up the award on behalf of Oxems, Chief Executive Kevin Gooding said: “Now that we’ve proven the technology in trials it’s great to have the hard work recognised as we begin rolling out the system. This is our first award win and we’re delighted and hope it will open a few new doors for us. It’s early days for our technology but it’s been trialling well so we are looking forward to the future.”

The Oxems underground asset management solution is a designed-for-purpose, integrated combination of tags affixed directly to underground assets, state-of-the-art detectors for use in the field and a comprehensive database that automatically updates with any intervention. The solution increases underground network visibility for electricity, water, gas and telecom companies, meaning that any repairs can be easily and accurately targeted; saving valuable time and resource.

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