Are you innovating in business, manufacturing or tech? Then you may well be able to apply for the 2016 awards and you could win £10,000.
If you or your business are a pioneer in your field or have created something unique to transform your marketplace, you may be the next Merseyside Innovation Awards winner.
In order not to miss out on those innovating in more established businesses we have two categories this year:-
Merseyside Innovation Award (up to £1m turnover)
This award is for companies with revenues up to £1m; the judges are happy to consider businesses which are in the pre-revenue stage as well. The award will celebrate an innovative product or process which has been developed, or is in development, and will seek to understand the degree of innovation that has taken place, how it is protected (if applicable) and the impact of the product or process on the business and Merseyside. There is a prize for this category, which includes £10,000 cash and £2,000 of consultancy services from the event sponsors for each of the runners up. Finalists will be invited to pitch to a panel of judges at the Merseyside Innovation Awards in June 2016.
Merseyside Innovation Award (£1m to £25m turnover)
This award is for companies with revenues between £1m and £25m. The award will celebrate an innovative product or process which has been developed, or is in development, and will seek to understand the degree of innovation that has taken place, how it is protected (if applicable) and the impact of the product of process on the business and Merseyside. The winner will be selected from a shortlist of entries and will be presented with their award at the Merseyside Innovation Awards in June 2016.
Entry is by the same simple registration registration form and the same terms and conditions apply.
This will be our 20th birthday! During that time, the most forward thinking businesses in Merseyside have come together to recognise and reward commercial creativity through the awards. We have been privileged to see some amazing innovation across a wide spectrum of sectors with potentially far reaching impact. We're sure this year will provide us with the same diversity and look forward to being amazed by just what can and has been achieved in the region.
Have a look at our past winner's section and competitor area to see just a sample of previous entrants.
First Prize for applicants with turnover below £1m is £10,000 cash.
Runners up will be offered specialist business support worth up to £2,000.
For companies with turnover in excess of £1m, the winner will receive the Prestige Award that rewards and recognises innovation in more established businesses.
Any Merseyside-based individual or company with turnover below £25m with an innovative product or service is eligible to enter.
Enter before 30/04/2016 for your chance to win!