We are pleased to announce that the HVM Catapult Sit Ski has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Collaborate to Innovate Manufacturing Technology award.

The HVM Catapult Sit Ski project was completed as a collaboratively delivered technology demonstrator of low-cost sensors and analytics, advanced composites, additive manufacturing and advanced design tools, showing that the HVM Catapult’s collective capability can improve performance in a niche area which is new to the organisation.

Earlier this year, aspiring Paralympic alpine ski racer Scott Hiller zoomed past a major milestone to complete its first alpine testing in one of the world’s most demanding ski resorts, Chamonix in France.

The ultimate goal of the project is to encourage innovators in manufacturing to embrace the possibilities of our technology capabilities and realise that we can make the unthinkable happen.

The five centres involved in this HVM Catapult cross-centre project were the National Composites CentreThe Manufacturing Technology CentreThe Advanced Manufacturing Research CentreWMG and the Centre for Process Innovation.