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Festival will shine light on change makers at Innovation Awards

23 November 2022

Nominations for the Leicestershire Innovation Awards are now open! These Awards are one of the highlights of the Innovation Festival, led by the Business Gateway Growth Hub that takes place from 6 to 17 February 2023.

There are a variety of awards to enter for any business, small or large that wants to showcase its achievements. Innovation comes in many forms. It’s about thinking differently about a challenge whether that’s reducing costs, reaching new customers or cutting carbon emissions. It could be anything that’s helped the business move forward and grow so all Leicestershire companies and individuals are invited to submit one or more nominations.

The Awards will celebrate the very best technology, services, digital advances, and creative thinking that the region has to offer. Previous winners have used the awards to raise their profile, attract new employees, and have gone on to develop national and international success.

Categories include:

  • Innovation in Med Tech & Life Sciences
  • Innovation in Sport, Well-being & Accessibility
  • Innovation in Sustainability
  • Innovation in Creative
  • Innovation in Logistics & Exports
  • Innovation in STEM Industries
  • Innovation in Education & Community
  • Innovation in Space
  • Innovation in Food & Drink
  • University Student Innovation
  • Innovator of the Year (not open for nominations, chosen from the category winners)
  • Outstanding Contribution Award (not open for nominations, chosen by the judging panel)

Nominations must be submitted by 8 January 2023. More details can be found at this link:

The Awards are sponsored by University of Leicester, De Montfort University and Morningside Pharmaceuticals.