Nominations open for the 2023 Leicestershire Innovation Awards


Nominations have opened for the 2023 LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards, celebrating and championing the best new ideas and products in the city and county.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a headline sponsor for the awards, which are now in their fifth year. There are 10 categories in this year’s competition, and applications can be submitted from now until January 8.

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Katie Normington said: “We are proud to be a sponsor for the Leicestershire Innovation Awards.

“Every year they showcase some of the incredible ideas and companies which we have in the city and county and it is always a highlight in the business calendar.

“DMU is here to support innovation in all its forms, empowering businesses and innovators to develop their ideas through collaboration.

“We are determined to do all we can to ensure the city and county can achieve its ambition to become a powerhouse for innovation and creativity.”

The 2023 categories are: 

  • Innovation in Med Tech & Life Sciences
  • Innovation in Sport, Wellbeing & Accessibility
  • Innovation in Sustainability
  • Innovation in Creative
  • Innovation in Logistics & Exports
  • Innovation in STEM Industries
  • Innovation in Education & Community
  • Innovation in Space
  • Innovation in Food & Drink
  • University Student Innovation
  • Innovator of the Year (not open for nominations, chosen from the category winners)
  • Outstanding Contribution Award (not open for nominations, chosen by the judging panel

Click here to enter the 2023 Innovation Awards

 The 2023 ceremony takes place at the National Space Centre, in Leicester, on February 16, part of the fifth annual Leicestershire Innovation Festival.  

DMU, Morningside Pharmaceuticals and the University of Leicester are the 2023 headline sponsors. Category sponsors are Acute Business Advisory, Intelligent Energy, Loughborough University and the MIRA Technology Institute.

Reach PLC events manager Paige Jackson, who is organising the awards, urged businesses to enter as soon as possible.

She said: “The awards will celebrate the very best technology, services, digital advances, and creative thinking that the region has to offer and will bring to a close the Innovation Festival 2023.

“Previous winners have used the awards to raise their profile, attract new employees, and have gone on to develop national and international success.”

Posted on Thursday 24th November 2022

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