The DTI scheme will award four special prizes for: best TCS programme; best application of social or management science; best application of knowledge and technology; and engineering excellence.

The final judging will take place in London on 5 December, where Ducker representatives will display parts of the project and make a short presentation.

Participating in the DTI Scheme allowed the company to recruit a graduate design engineer and provided the opportunity to introduce 3D computer aided design and finite element analysis.