CLEO: Cisco router in low Earth orbit - awards won by work related to CLEO - Times Higher Awards 2006
The University of Surrey and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) won the Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology category of the Times Higher Education Supplement Awards 2006. This was the first year this award was given, and to a unanimous decision by the judges. The finals were held at the Park Lane Hilton hotel in London on 15 November 2006, where Avengers and Bond girl Dame Diana Rigg presented Sir Martin Sweeting with the award.
The creation of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) and its use by the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters were vital in winning this award. The nomination was made by Lloyd Wood, who had gained familiarity with the DMC by working with SSTL on the CLEO Cisco router in Low Earth Orbit.
- Glittering evening for gold standard featuring gallery of award photos, Alan Thomson, Times Higher Education Supplement, 24 November 2006, pp. 8-9.
- Award recognises University spin out success, SSTL space blog, 17 November 2006.
- SSTL wins national award for Innovation and Technology, SSTL press release, 17 November 2006.
- SSTL wins national award for Innovation and Technology, University of Surrey press release, 16 November 2006.
- THES awards 2006 - list of winners, 15 November 2006. See p. 20.
- THES awards 2006 - list of finalists, September 2006. See p. 28.
- Times HE Supplement Award, SSTL blog post, 29 September 2006.
- Nomination of SSTL, Lloyd Wood, 2006.
- Detailed innovation and technology requirements: This award is designed to recognise and promote technological breakthroughs at institutions in either products or services that have the potential to significantly enhance the operations of business, industry or the public sector.