Award Categories

Award Categories

Best Start-up Biotech

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  • Recognises the best start-up biotech company, formed for less than two-years, and that has raised substantial financial support (£1m-£20m)
  • The winner will be developing innovative products that are both novel and disruptive, and will have established early-stage news flow
  • There must be proof of financing raised and on-going deals in the pipeline, and evidence of a commercialisation strategy

Best Emerging Biotech

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  • Recognises the best emerging biotech company, between two and five years old, and having raised more than £10million in the 18 months prior to the event
  • The winner will be developing innovative, disruptive and novel products, and have evidence of a well developed R&D strategy
  • There should be evidence of commercial planning and progress

Best Established Biotech

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  • Recognises the best established biotech company, that has a valuation of more than £50million
  • The winner will have achieved large-scale success with innovative, disruptive and novel products and consistent and prominent news flow
  • There will be evidence of substantial commercial progress
  • Nominees should have a compelling justification for being recognised in 2016

Best Start-up Medtech

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  • Recognises the best start-up medtech company, who have been formed for less than two-years and raised seed or grant funding for product development.
  • The winner will be developing innovative products that are both novel and disruptive, and will have established early-stage news flow
  • There must be proof of financing raised and on-going deals in the pipeline, and evidence of a commercialisation strategy

Best Emerging Medtech

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  • Recognises the best emerging medtech company who are between two and five years old, and have raised significant growth capital of c. £500k+.
  • The winner will be developing innovative, disruptive and novel products, and have evidence of a well developed R&D strategy
  • There should be evidence of commercial planning and progress

Best Contract Organisation

  • Recognises the critical support services provided by Contract Research Organisations across the pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech industries
  • Key areas of support that will be recognised include biopharmaceutical development and manufacture, biologic assay development, commercialisation, preclinical research, clinical research, pharmacovigilance, clinical trials management, and clinical trial support

Best Emerging UK Synthetic Biology Company

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Kindly note that this award is being exculsively judged by SynbiCITE.
Nominees in this catergory will be available by the end of August.

  • This award recognises the emerging industrial or synthetic biology company that has the most promise
  • Entrants will be assessed on capital raised, level of innovation and their likely disruptive impact

Best Implementation of Digital Healthcare

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  • Recognises the company that best used information and communication technologies to address a specific health problem or challenge
  • The areas of activity can include both hardware and software solutions and services

Best UK Life Sciences Incubator

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  • Which incubator provides the best service to start up and emerging companies?
  • Areas of assessment include location, facilities, resources, business support, exposure to investors and networking opportunities.

Highest Impact Investor

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Kindly note that this award is being exclusively judged by ITSIG (Information Technology Special Interest Group).
Nominees in this category will be available by the end of August.

  • This award recognises the highest impact investor in unquoted or private companies in early stage development
  • The award is open to angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate venture capitalists and will be judged not only on the level of financing offered but also the general support and business development provided

Outstanding Achievement Award

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  • The judges will choose an overall winning company from the pool of applications
  • They will be looking for the most novel and innovative company whose technology are causing significant disruption in their field
  • This award is not open for submissions

Best Public-Private Collaboration

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This award celebrates a public-private collaboration that has delivered most value in the 15 months prior to the Award

Special Recognition Award 

This award will be presented to a pioneering individual whose continued support throughout life sciences has enabled the growth and development of many emerging companies.

This award is not open for submissions