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Deadline extended and £10k prize fund announced for Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards

23rd April 2018

The deadline for entries to the Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards has now been extended to Friday 18 May 2018. The announcement comes alongside news of a £10,000 prize fund for the MidTECH award in the form of ‘development awards’.

Applications are open to teams from healthcare, industry, academia and the not-for-profit sector. The awards are organised by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN).

This year, as with last year, the MidTECH Award for Best NHS-Developed Medical Technology Innovation will come with a prize fund of £10,000 – with up to £5,000 for the winner and the remainder split between runners-up.

The category list in full:
• Supporting Self Care and Prevention of Illness Innovation Award;
• MidTECH Award for Best NHS-Developed Medical Technology Innovation;
• Digital or Artificial Intelligence Innovation of the Year Award;
• Mental Health Innovation Award;
• Advanced Diagnostics, Genomics and Precision Medicine Award;
• Health Start Up of the Year Award.

The awards will be presented at a glitzy ceremony at the WMAHSN’s annual stakeholder event in July and reflect the WMAHSN’s dual aim of improving health and creating wealth. As well as a trophy, winners will receive promotion of their win through print and digital channels, support from WMAHSN’s communications team to raise their profile, mentoring and support to adopt the innovation across the region and a winner’s logo for email signatures and websites.

The closing date for all entries is 12 noon on Friday 18 May 2018. If you have any queries, please contact Tammy on tammy.holmes@wmahsn.org or call 0121 371 8061.

A full list of awards criteria, as well as the application forms, are available on the Meridian platform. Sign-up is required but access to Meridian is free and open to everyone.

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