14 October 2019 Guildford Innovation Awards 2019

Oct 25, 2019

Inspiring tomorrow’s solutions today

 The Guildford Innovation Awards have been designed to celebrate what Guildford does best – Innovate!  They are independent and impartial and recognise the inspirational innovations across a spectrum of sectors in the borough building upon the theme of supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects.

Awards timeline

Entry Deadline – 31 October
Judging Period – November
Event – 4 December

Award Categories

Innovation in Retail – sponsored by Experience Guildford. This award highlights businesses demonstrating successful implementation of change through innovation in retail strategy, products, procedures or technology.

Caring for the environment – sponsored by Dunsfold Park. Open to all innovations in the fields of engineering, science and technology that demonstrate a contribution to genuine sustainability or innovation across a number of sectors including but not limited to – the rural environment; energy-saving technologies; improving the quality of urban life.

Innovation in Healthcare – sponsored by The Whiteley Clinic. This award recognises research and development within animal and human health.

Innovation in the Voluntary and Charity sector – Sponsored by Tunsgate Quarter. This award is for an innovation by or for the voluntary sector, either designed or delivered by an organisation based in Guildford Borough, that addresses a genuine social need.

Innovation in the Creative Industries Sector – sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys. Open to organisations whose primary function is the delivery, development or production of the arts or creative services. This award will recognise the contribution the Arts industry makes to the economy and includes but is not limited to music, gaming and entertainment.

Emerging Technologies ‘Tomorrows World’ – sponsored by Butt Miller. This award focusses on emerging and enabling technologies across all sectors of industry and areas of research.  This is the category for inspirational solutions for tomorrow’s challenges, recognising the best of a ‘work in progress’.

Young business of the Year – sponsored by The HR Dept Woking and Guildford. This award recognises companies trading for less than 24 months by the closing date of the Awards.  It highlights the most inspiring launch and early development of a technology, product or service.

Digital Marketing – sponsored by Red Hot Penny. This new award aims to showcase the digital marketing agencies, consultancies or in-house teams and their interactive campaigns, promotions, creativity, communications or content.

Shooting Star – sponsored by Polystream. An award for young people (maximum age 25) who demonstrate outstanding innovative talent or promise.  Nominations will be accepted from the nominee, an associate or employer.

In addition we will make an award for Most Outstanding Innovation – Sponsored by Kyan. This award will be given at the discretion of the judges to an individual, company, project or technology that in the judge’s opinion most successfully demonstrates creativity and innovation.  The winner will have applied for one of the above awards.

You can enter the awards here: Innovation Awards Entry Form

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