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SPARKIES shortlist focus: one to watch in 2013

Being shortlisted for ‘the one to watch for 2013’ means our judges thought the nominees below showed significant signs of making waves from the regional digital scene this year.

Our judges were looking for a nominee that has seen tangible achievements to date, and has the potential to see further growth, success and development on a large scale in 2013.

The Innovation Centre sponsors the ‘One to Watch in 2013’ category. This was a highly competitive category with over 30 entries, and our judges had a hard time selecting the very best for our shortlist:

Cahootify is a radical new way for creatives, consultants and changemakers to recruit each other for projects. The site is launching soon and will allow users to upload work descriptions, and other to express an interest in them. By matching projects with potential collaborators the site aims to democratise the social recruiting space.

CiteAb is an antibody search engine, allowing scientific researchers to quickly find antibodies that will be right for their work. Currently large amounts of time and money are wasted on the ‘wrong’ antibodies. CiteAb, an website inspired by researcher Dr Andrew Chalmers, overcomes this by matching search results with academic citations, so researchers can choose an antibody that has been proven to work.

myHealthPal is a healthcare initiative created to explore the use of everyday technologies to allow people to better manage their own conditions. By making use of touch screen devices the platform visualises health to illustrate the impacts of various lifestyle choices on medicine effectiveness. Underpinning the primary function are the myHealthPal CareCircles that enable users to create a support network who can see in real-time how they are managing by viewing their timeline to review any event types they are permitted to see.

All three shortlisted nominations show the potential for high-level impact and impressed our judges. The winner will be announced at The SPARKies awards ceremony on 20 March at Komedia.

 

About Katrina

Founder of Pepper PR & Marketing, a company specialising in marketing and event management for the digital and tech sector. On the BathSPARK organisation team and involved in running the SPARKies, the south west's best tech awards.

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