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Our thanks go to all participants in MIA 2016!

We'll be getting ready for 2017 soon!

A wonderful event!

The final on Thursday 30th was an excellent evening with three strong finalists, each of whom could have been a worth winner! Even as we left the event, Rob McLoughlin, our compere for the evening, was urging us to consider who we might encourage to apply next year. We will be opening for advance registration for 2017 soon, so please take a little time to consider if this could be you or someone you know. 

Are you innovating in business, manufacturing or tech? Then you may well be able to apply for the 2017 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 2017.

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 2017.

Entry is by the same simple registration registration form and the same terms and conditions apply.  

Have a look at our competitor area to see just a sample of previous entrants. 

 

Contact

Cara Bartlett

0151 255 2300

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.

We're not open for entries at the moment, but check back later for MIA2017

win 10K