LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards 2021
In it’s third year, the LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards 2021 will celebrate the very best technology, services, digital advances, and creative thinking that the region has to offer. We want to celebrate the individuals, teams, businesses and public sector bodies that are leading the way in research and development and in manufacturing techniques, software and digital technologies. Alongside this we also want to honour the engineers and construction specialists who are shaping our world.
The awards which are headline sponsored by Morningside Pharmaceuticals, University of Leicester and De Montfort University launched on Friday, November 20, 2020. After the nomination closing date on Friday, April 9, 2021, three finalists will be shortlisted into each category by the judging panel. The shortlisted finalists will then present their innovations at the virtual finalists and sponsors event on Tuesday, June 8 before the winners of each category are selected.
The virtual awards will be streamed live on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 7pm via the Awards Room.
To register for your free ticket please contact [email protected]
Fri 20 Nov
Fri 9 Apr
1st Judges Meeting
Tue 20 Apr
Virtual Finalist and Sponsors Event
Tue 8 Jun
2nd Judges Meeting
Thu 10 Jun
Thu 24 Jun
please click here to see the 2020 winners and finalists
At Morningside innovation is at the heart of our business, as we have a history of using innovation to bring greater choice to both pharmacists and patients, by developing new ways for patients to take their medicines.
We’re delighted to be the Headline Sponsor of the LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards once again, which is a great way to recognise some of the ground-breaking innovations taking place in our county.
Every year the Innovation Awards become more relevant to Leicestershire businesses’ health and growth. Not to mention the prosperity of our local communities. Investing in innovation delivers a number of important benefits, such as improving customer experiences, increasing efficiency and productivity, as well as scaling-up new ideas and gaining a commercial advantage in a competitive world.
Businesses which seek to make continuous improvements, close the biggest gaps and identify the newest opportunities; are often the ones that will have the most sustained success.
We would like to invite Leicestershire businesses and innovative start-ups to apply for the awards. As trailblazers for innovation in our county you will play a vital role in the area’s economic and social future.
Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Chairman and Founder.
University of Leicester
The University of Leicester is delighted to be the joint headline sponsor and two category sponsors of the LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards 2021.
For nearly 100 years, the University of Leicester’s pioneering research and innovation has transformed lives by delivering local, national, and global impact. As the University enters its second century, innovating for positive change will continue to play a role at the heart of our activities.
Innovation is a key enabler to our goal of being Citizens of Change. We believe in developing strong partnerships with organisations from across both the public and private sectors, and supporting them to innovate, grow and flourish.
We have invested in the Leicester Innovation Hub, a dedicated incubation and innovation space to support businesses to launch great ideas. We are also developing Space Park Leicester in collaboration with local, national and international partners, which will provide state-of-the-art, high-tech facilities for research, development and manufacturing.
The ideas and creativity displayed by the finalists of the Innovation Awards are truly inspiring and I hope that these awards will encourage more businesses and innovators to follow in their footsteps.
Professor Nishan Canagarajah, President and Vice-Chancellor
De Montfort University Leicester
This year has shown us just how important innovation, new ideas and new ways of thinking are to the way in which we live and work. Leicestershire is home to great ideas, inspiring entrepreneurs and pioneering businesses, and at DMU we’ve used our expertise in digital innovation to support them to adapt and thrive in the ‘new normal’.
The LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards are an opportunity to showcase the people with the ideas that could change our lives. We look forward to celebrating with them.”
Professor David Mba, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)
Please click on the categories below to reveal the criteria for each award.
Innovation in Technology
Innovation in Services
Digital Innovation of the Year
Innovation in Design
Innovation in Construction
Innovation in Manufacturing and Engineering
Innovation in Education and Training
Medical and Health Innovator of the Year
Innovation in Schools
Innovation in Space
University Student Innovation
Lifetime Achievement Award
Innovator of the Year
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