Nominations for the annual Meridian Awards – a Celebration of Innovation – are now open.
Last year, teams from healthcare, industry, academia and the not-for-profit sector vied to take one of the coveted healthcare innovator awards organised by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN).
The awards will be presented at a glitzy ceremony at the WMAHSN’s annual stakeholder event in the summer, and reflect the WMAHSN’s dual aim of improving health and creating wealth.
This year the categories are:
• MidTECH Award for Best NHS-Developed Innovation
• Economic Development Award
• Digital or Artificial Intelligence Innovation of the Year Award
• Patient Safety Award
• Advanced Diagnostics, Genomics and Precision Medicine Award
• Adoption of Innovation Award
• Meridian Award
A panel of experts will assess the entries, with shortlisted entries invited to attend the ceremony in July. As well as a trophy, winners will receive promotion of their win through print and digital channels, support from the WMAHSN 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. Those shortlisted for the MidTECH Award will have a chance of receiving a share of a £10,000 prize fund which will be decided by an expert panel. Read more.
Awards criteria, as well as the application forms, are available on the Meridian platform here.