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INNOVATION / PROJECT AWARDS 

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR - SPONSORED BY  Better Placed

We’re hunting for the past 12 months’ most exciting and revolutionary technical innovation. This award will go to the innovative product, platform or service which has dramatically changed one sector - or many!

BEST HEALTHTECH INNOVATION

Technology can have a huge impact in healthcare, and in recent years many enormous changes have been brought about in health and wellbeing. The winner of this award will have launched a technologically brilliant solution which has improved healthcare, boosted health metrics, or simply helped people’s recovery.

BEST FINTECH INNOVATION - SPONSORED BY  Verlingue

This award will recognise the technological solution which has been implemented into the vast world of financial services and processes, and made its mark. Whether it’s payment processing, banking, security or any number of other innovative solutions, we’re on the lookout for people changing finance in 2021.

BEST RETAIL INNOVATION

Tech has already changed retail immeasurably - but there remain many new and thrilling in-store and online innovations changing how shopping looks. This award will go to the innovation that’s had the biggest impact on how consumers behave, making their shopping experience simpler and helping retailers in the long run.

BEST MANUFACTURING INNOVATION

Manufacturing is an area that’s always thrived on disruption, and recently ideas like robotics and automation have made their mark. This category is for the past year’s most revolutionary change within manufacturing which has measurably bolstered efficiency, safety and output.

BEST ADTECH INNOVATION

Through digital innovation, advertisers can better understand their audiences and the success of their campaigns while intelligently targeting new consumers. This award will go to an innovation which has made programmatic advertising simpler and reached individuals in new and imaginative ways.

BEST MARTECH INNOVATION

Marketing technology allows organisations to build relationships with existing and new customers, through software and other tools which make marketing teams’ lives easier - and we’ll present this award to a novel and forward-thinking Martech innovation that’s solved the problems of marketers everywhere.

BEST EDTECH INNOVATION

We’re looking for the digital innovations improving learners’ lives - from early years all the way to adulthood. Technology has the power to make education more accessible, effective and fun, and this award will identify the innovation which has provably succeeded in doing just that.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE YEAR

Have you undergone or enabled a revolutionary digital transformation? This category is looking to recognise the projects which have changed the way an organisation looks and operates through digital solutions. Both those who have undergone their own digital transformation and consultancies or agencies handling it for another are eligible to enter.

APP OF THE YEAR

This category is intended to find a new-to-the-market mobile app which has had a tangibly positive impact. Across ecommerce, entertainment, transport, leisure, dating and more - we’re looking to reward the best app from the past year.

GREEN TECH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

If your tech innovation has offset environmental impact through its work, this award could be yours. The category aims to recognise those forward-thinking innovators who don’t just solve problems, but ensure sustainability through their work.

 

TEAM / BUSINESS AWARDS 

SMALL TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR

This award is for tech organisations that turnover up to £5m across all sectors and can demonstrate their growth and performance over the course of the last year - as well as ensuring a great culture and positive impact.

MEDIUM TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR

The Medium Tech Company of the Year award will go to an organisation turning over between £5m and £20m across all sectors, whose performance has been remarkable, with provable metrics for success and impact on a regional, national or even global scale.

LARGE TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR 

This category will recognise a company with a turnover above £20m across all sectors, that uses technology in a variety of ways and can prove its impact on a large scale. We’re looking for big organisations committed to doing the right thing, remaining agile, and supporting both partners and staff.

SAAS COMPANY OF THE YEAR 

This award is for the creator of a Software-as-a-service product which is relied upon and trusted by a wide range of organisations. We’re looking for a company which can demonstrate resilience, high growth, client support and innovation above all.

ECOMMERCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

We’re looking for an organisation which is skilled at enabling and smoothing online commerce for sellers and consumers. However you do it, we’re looking for those companies at the forefront of one of the North’s most thriving sectors - ecommerce.

TECH START-UP OF THE YEAR

Companies aged less than 3 years whose focus is on disruptive tech solutions are eligible to enter this category, which will reward a start-up which has made a huge contribution to its sector, finding its niche and solving a unique problem in a creative way. We’re looking for agility, imagination, foresight and brilliance.

BEST TECH INCUBATOR

A tech incubator can be the source of endless great ideas, housing new start-ups and nurturing scale-ups into fully fledged tech institutions. We’re on the hunt for the hub which has had the biggest impact - making a huge difference to entrepreneurs and their businesses, and creating a healthy, positive community that enables top work.

TECH TEAM OF THE YEAR

This award will be given to the internal team or department of a tech company which has had the greatest impact. We want to learn more about the pivotal teams in an organisation and why they matter so much to the company’s ultimate success.

TECH PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR

This category is recognising the tech PR companies helping start-ups, scale-ups and larger tech businesses reach new and engaged audiences. We’re searching for the tech PR agencies with the dedication and expertise to make a tangible difference to their tech-focused clients.

CLOUD TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

We’re looking for the top provider of cloud services in the region, who ensure and enable excellence in IT via the cloud. The winner will be able to show demonstrable success, a commitment to users, and enviable financial metrics.

TECH FOR GOOD AWARD

We’re recognising an innovator whose solution has had a positive impact where it matters over the course of the last year. The Tech for Good Award will be presented to a business or individual who can demonstrate the positive social impact of their innovation.

RAPID GROWTH AWARD

This award is for a tech company which can display the fastest rate of growth over the course of the past year. The winner will be a tech organisation of any size which can provide concrete evidence of its huge and sustained positive growth.

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS 

TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

This category looks to reward the past year’s top entrepreneur working in the region. We’re looking for individuals who’ve overcome significant challenges, introduced novel solutions, and done everything they can to support their team. The winner of this award will be decided through a combination of judges’ scoring and a public vote.

All individual awards are free to enter - use discount code CELEBRATE2021.

TECH MENTOR OF THE YEAR

Have you got a mentor in the tech sector who’s changed your life for the better? This award is for a figure whose support and passion have had an irreversible impact on an entrepreneur or group, and given a great deal of their time over to giving advice, making introductions, and helping their mentees overcome the obstacles in their way. The winner of this award will be decided through a combination of judges’ scoring and a public vote.

All individual awards are free to enter - use discount code CELEBRATE2021.

"WINNING THE INNOVATION AWARD AT THE PROLIFIC NORTH TECH AWARDS 2020 - A TRUE CELEBRATION OF AMAZING TECHNOLOGY IN ALL SORTS OF CATEGORIES - WAS A FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AND REAL RECOGNITION FOR OUR TEAM AND THEIR WORK."

Matt Hunt, Chief Client Officer, Apadmi - 2020 award-winners

PROLIFIC NORTH TECH AWARDS 2021 SPONSORS