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 fourteen years, around forty individuals and businesses have won an Enterprise Award and previous winners include Oxford Nanopore, 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 and of value to our stakeholders and attendees, and reflects the evolving innovation landscape in our region.
The 2019 Enterprise Award winners were:
Triteq Young Entrepreneur Award:
This award celebrates the outstanding performance of the young founder/s (under 40) of an innovative science and tech company.
Winners: Liberty Foreman and Katerine Willetts, DynamX Medical
Oxford Innovation Start-up Award:
This new award recognises the outstanding performance of an Oxfordshire tech start-up that has been trading for one to three years as of March 31, 2019. The business must demonstrate outstanding performance, particularly over the past 12 months, in a number of aspects including commercial success, impact on society and clear plans for growth.
Advanced Oxford Breakthrough Technology Award
This category highlights a product or technology developed in Oxfordshire that could be a game changer in its field.
Barclays Award for Innovation
This award is for a company that has developed an opportunity in the tech market and successfully created a business that benefits wider society and the economy. Companies should have been operating for more than three years.
Winner: Oxford Space Systems
Barclays Special Recognition Award for Innovation
In 2019, Barclay’s awarded a further prize to an innovative company that has made an outstanding contribution to employment and the local economy.
Winner: Oxford Biomedica
The Oxford Trust Outstanding Achievement Award
The Trust’s awardcelebrates an entrepreneur or influencer who is making, or has made, an outstanding contribution to innovation and society and had a major impact on enterprise and our economy.
Winner: Professor Lionel Tarassenko