King Power Stadium
Filbert Way, Leicester, LE2 7FL
Leicestershire Live Innovation Awards 2019
The Leicestershire Live Innovation Awards 2019 will celebrate the very best technology, services, digital advances, and creative thinking that Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have 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. We also want to honour the manufacturers, engineers and the construction specialists who are shaping our world. As well as celebrating the winners there will also be an expo featuring guests speakers sharing their expertise in innovation and technology and a chance for some of the county’s most exciting product developers and innovators to showcase their work.
Sat 22 Dec
Nomination Closing Date
Mon 11 Mar
Fri 15 Mar
Expo & Awards
Wed 3 Apr
One business which has won awards for its innovative approach is Loughborough based Morningside Pharmaceuticals, which specialises in manufacturing and supplying generic and branded medicines to UK hospitals and pharmacies, as well as globally through aid agencies.
In 2017 Morningside won the Innovation in Generics category at the UK Pharmacy Business Awards, for using innovation to embrace challenges with heavy investment towards launching new niche generic molecules.
In 2010 Morningside was the first company to launch the generic version of the contraceptive pill in the UK. An innovative approach has also been taken to bring choice to both pharmacists and patients, by developing new ways for patients to take their medicines, whether it be slow release formulations or using different delivery methods.
Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Chief Executive of Morningside Pharmaceuticals, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting this year’s Innovation Awards because one of the keys to any successful business is continuous improvement in line with customers’ needs. Innovation embodies the improvement of something that has come before, and it’s the companies that do this best, which are the ones that will ultimately have sustained success.
"This often means considering measured risks, such as taking a holistic approach to the whole business while ensuring investment is made in people and training. Ultimately the businesses which seek to make continuous improvements, close the biggest gaps and identify the newest opportunities.”
To find out more about more about Morningside Pharmaceuticals visit www.morningsidepharm.com
De Montfort University Leicester
Universities are hubs of innovation, research, fresh perspectives and new ideas - and De
Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is no exception.
DMU is proud to be part of the business community in Leicestershire, working closely with
established firms and start-ups alike to help them grow their businesses and identify new
“We believe there are so many innovative companies in Leicestershire that may not get the
recognition that they deserve,” said Dana Brown, DMU’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise)
and Dean of DMU’s Faculty of Business and Law. “Whether it is new ways of working, new
products or start-ups finding new audiences and customers, I’m sure there will be some
excellent entries for this competition.”
DMU’s research is always relevant to the real world, delivering tangible benefits to
communities and the economy. Examples have included testing the driving range of electric
vehicles, analysing customer psychology for retailers and contributing to new Government
guidelines for endometriosis patients.
Last year, DMU joined forces with Brunel University London, Nottingham Trent University
and industry bodies to lead a £4.68 million project called Impacting Business by Design. The
project will work with SMEs to commercialise ideas and innovations to bring ideas to life and
help boost the UK economy.
DMU’s aptly-named Innovation Centre supports start-ups across Leicester by providing free
co-working space and organising regular monthly networking events.