The Oxford Trust Enterprise Awards

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 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 of value to our stakeholders and attendees, and reflects the evolving innovation landscape in our region.

The 2018 Enterprise Awards winners were:

  • Triteq Young Entrepreneur Award – recognising and celebrating the founder/s of science and tech companies in Oxfordshire.
    Alexander Reip, Oxford nanoSystems 
  • Advanced Oxford Breakthrough Technology Award – this new category highlights a product or technology that could be a game-changer in the field that it operates.
    Oxford Nanopore Technologies 
  • Barclays 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.
    Consultant Connect 
  • The Oxford Trust Outstanding 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.
    Professor Sir John Bell

You can find out more about the 2018 award winners here.





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