Guildford Innovation Awards 2018 - supported by Kyan

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The Guildford Innovation Awards 2018 have been designed to celebrate what Guildford does best - innovate! The awards ceremony took place at the Guildhall on Monday 3 December.

Award winners

Innovation in Retail - sponsored by Experience Guildford
Winner: SaidSo

Sustainability Award - sponsored by Dunsfold Park
Winner: Smart Separations

Innovation in Healthcare - sponsored by Whiteley Clinics
Winner: Human - True Invivo
Winner: Animal - The Pirbright Institute

Innovation in the Voluntary Sector and Corporate Social Responsibility - sponsored by Guildford Borough Council
Winner: Streeva

Innovation in the Creative Industries Sector - sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys
Winner: Media Molecule

Emerging Technologies - sponsored by InterFocus, Presented by Guildford Borough Council
Winner: University of Surrey

Young Business of the Year - sponsored by University of Surrey Student Enterprise
Winner: B4SH

Young Innovator of the Year (25 and under) - sponsored by Gold-i
Winner: Ben Luxmore

Most outstanding innovation - sponsored by Kyan
Winner: Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation in partnership with the University of Surrey

These awards are aimed at building upon the success of the 2017 Innovate Guildford programme, celebrating inspirational innovation across a spectrum of sectors in the borough and promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths ('STEM') subjects. They were open to individuals, businesses and social enterprises located in the Guildford Borough, with eight categories and a ninth, special award for 'Most outstanding innovation' whose winner will be drawn from all categories.

Categories

  1. Innovation in Retail - sponsored by Experience Guildford
    This award highlights businesses demonstrating successful implementation of change through innovation in retail strategy, products, procedures or technology.
  2. Sustainability Award - sponsored by Dunsfold Park
    Open to all innovations in the fields of engineering, science and technology that demonstrate a contribution to genuine sustainability or innovation across a number of sectors including but not limited to - the rural environment; energy-saving technologies; improving the quality of urban life.
  3. Innovation in Healthcare - sponsored by Whiteley Clinics
    This award recognises research and development within animal and human health.
  4. Innovation in the Voluntary Sector and Corporate Social Responsibility
    This award is for an innovation by or for the voluntary sector, either designed or delivered by an organisation based in Guildford Borough, that addresses a genuine social need.
  5. Innovation in the Creative Industries Sector - sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys 
    Open to organisations whose primary function is the delivery, development or production of the arts or creative services. This award will recognise the contribution the Arts industry makes to the economy and includes but is not limited to music, gaming and entertainment.
  6. Emerging Technologies 'Tomorrow's World' - sponsored by InterFocus
    This award focuses on emerging and enabling technologies across all sectors of industry and areas of research.  This is the category for inspirational solutions for tomorrow's challenges, recognising the best of a 'work in progress'.
  7. Young business of the Year - sponsored by University of Surrey Student Enterprise
    This new award recognises companies trading for less than 24 months by the closing date of the Awards. It highlights the most inspiring launch and early development of a technology, product or service.
  8. Young Innovator of the Year (25 and under) - sponsored by Gold-i
    As the name suggests this category focuses on the innovative creativity of young people up to and including 25 years of age.  
  9. Most outstanding innovation - sponsored by Kyan
    This award will be given at the discretion of the judges to an individual, company, project or technology that in the judge's opinion most successfully demonstrates creativity and innovation.