Award Entry

How to Enter

To enter an award, please complete the form below in full and submit as directed. If you wish to enter more than one award, please complete one entry form at a time.
If you wish to nominate another company for an award, please email the events team directly at events@obn.org.uk.
Entries will be assessed by an independent judging panel and three finalists will be selected and invited to attend the awards presentation.
The deadline for all award entries is Friday 30 June 2017.

Entry Form

Select the award category you wish to submit an entry for. Scroll down to fill out your details along with a detailed submission. Note: to enter for multiple awards, please fill out a seperate form for each.

Award 1

Recognises the best start-up biotech company, who have been formed for less than two-years and have raised substantial financial support of between £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 evidence of financing raised, on-going deals in the pipeline, and of a commercialisation strategy.

Award 2

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

Award 3

Recognises the best established biotech company that has a valuation of more than £50 million.  The winner will have achieved large-scale success with innovative, disruptive and novel products, consistent and prominent news flow and evidence of substantial commercial progress. 

Award 4

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.

Award 5

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, with evidence of commercial planning and progress.

Award 6

This is a new award for 2017 which aims to recognise the critical support services provided by Contract 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.

Award 7

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

Award 8

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. 

Award 9

Recognises the incubator that 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

Award 10

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.

Your details:

Name of applicant*
Job title*
Company name*
Email Address*
Telephone number
Name of company nominated*
Nominee contact and details (if available)
Please provide a supporting submission for your entry here, ensuring the entry meets the criteria as mentioned for each award above. Please do not exceed 750 words:
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