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About the New Horizons Awards 2018

To coincide with the Marine-i New Horizons event on Thursday 12th July 2018, we will be staging a unique business awards ceremony.

Our aim is to shine a spotlight on some of the exceptional business talent and technological innovation that is operating in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly today.

This is a fantastic opportunity to see the achievements of your business recognised in front of a prestigious audience of leaders from government, industry, academia and the media.

The Award Categories

The Marine-i New Horizons Awards have been created as a means to showcase the wealth of technology capability in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and to help inspire further technology innovation.

Nominations are invited to identify the individual, or business, that has made an outstanding contribution to marine technology innovation in Cornwall against any of the following three award categories:

  1. The Cornwall First Award: For the individual, or organisation, that has in the judges’ opinion made an outstanding Research, Development & Innovation (RDI) contribution to putting Cornwall on the map in their particular field of business.

  2. The Technology Innovation Award: For the individual, or organisation, that in the judges’ opinion has made an outstanding contribution to technology innovation or has developed an outstandingly innovative technology.

  3. The Business Growth Award: For the individual, or organisation, that has in the judges’ opinion made an outstanding contribution to the growth of their business sector in Cornwall.

Who can enter?

The awards are open to marine technology businesses with less than 250 employees and annual turnover not greater than £44 Million.

They should either be based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly or, if they are not based there, their business must bring economic benefits to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

How to enter

Nominations must be made on the Marine-i New Horizons Awards nomination form. Click here.

Nominations can be made by the business that is entering for the award or by a third party on their behalf.

The nominations will be assessed by an independent panel of judges and an independent adjudicator against each of the following criteria: originality; applicability to the selected award category; novelty of innovation; and depth of technology challenge.

The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Closing date for entries: Midnight on 2nd July 2018

The Awards Ceremony

Shortlisted companies will be informed on Friday 6th July 2018 and invited to the awards ceremony and prize giving at the New Horizons event on Thursday 12th July 2018 at China Fleet Country Club, Saltash, Cornwall.

Shortlisted companies will be asked to prepare some slides and have a few words ready for an acceptance speech. Award winners will receive a certificate and trophy at the awards ceremony and will be announced on the Marine-i website. Award winners will also be named in a Press Release and on Marine-i social media, together with accompanying photographs from the awards ceremony.

The certificates and trophies will be presented by a world-leading innovator in technology, Richard Noble OBE, who famously smashed the World Landspeed record with Thrust2.

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