Established in 2005, The Oxford Trust Enterprise Awards recognise and celebrate the breadth of innovative science and technology companies and entrepreneurs working in the region. The awards acknowledge the hard work of those who are just starting out on their innovation journey as well as established businesses that have become successful and had a major positive impact on the regional economy.
Over the past thirteen years, around forty individuals and businesses have won an Enterprise Award and previous winners include Oxbotica, Immunocore and Adaptix. The Awards, run in partnership with Venturefest Oxford, have gained an increasingly positive reputation as an event of value to the entrepreneurial community and beyond. Going forward we want to continue to build on this reputation by maintaining the successful format while also developing an event that feels fresh, exciting of value to our stakeholders and attendees, and reflects the evolving innovation landscape in our region.
The 2018 Enterprise Awards on Wednesday 12th September at Oxford Brookes
The 2018 Enterprise Awards will celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and lifetime achievement. We will also be introducing a new award for Breakthrough Technology – which recognises a technology that will positively affect our economy, improve our lives, or influence our culture.
The Award ceremony will be held at Oxford Brookes the 12th September after Venturefest Oxford and the award categories will be as follows:
- Young Entrepreneur Award – recognising and celebrating the founder/s of science and tech companies in Oxfordshire.
- Technology Breakthrough Award – this new category highlights a product or technology that could be a game-changer in the field that it operates.
- Award for Innovation – is given to a company that has already spotted an opportunity in the tech market and has successfully created a business that meets this need and benefits wider society and the economy.
- The Oxford Trust Lifetime Achievement Award – celebrating an entrepreneur who has made an outstanding contribution to innovation and society during their lifetime and had a major impact on enterprise and economy.
You can find out more about the 2017 award winners here