Merseyside Innovation Awards offers one regional business a £10,000 prize


For the 22nd year, the Merseyside Innovation Awards are now open for submissions, which will see one applicant win £10,000 in the accolades’ final later in the year.

Renowned for celebrating creativity across Merseyside, the Merseyside Innovation Awards has a long history of contributing to the economic development of multiple businesses and the region as a whole.

The Merseyside Innovation Awards seek to recognise companies large and small and between January and May one winner a month will be selected. Three entrants will go into the final in July with the winner receiving the £10,000 top prizes and each runner-up winning £2,500.

Last year, Marlan Maritime claimed the prize, narrowly beating gas safety-monitoring company Gas Tag and virtual reality social media app, vTime.

Commemorated for its coastal surveillance and innovative use of radar in monitoring tidal patterns, Marlan Maritime provides engineers, conservationists and councils with up-to-date information about the ever-changing patterns of shorelines.

2018 will see the return of the Prestige Award, specifically for larger businesses with a turnover of £1m to £25m, which in 2017 was awarded to EMS Healthcare, a mobile healthcare provider, in recognition of the vital services they provide to users across the region.

For further information about the Merseyside Innovation Awards and to find out how you can apply in 2018, click here. Potential applicants can also discover more about the Merseyside Innovation Awards by attending one of two networking lunches:

  • Tuesday 6th February: 1pm – 2pm, Liverpool Science Park
  • Tuesday 10th April: 1pm – 2pm, Daresbury Science Park