Award Categories


Data Science/AI Innovation of the Year

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The judges are looking for nominations from individuals or teams working in the Data Science Ecosystem, that can demonstrate their research and application of Data Science/AI and how this has been recognised within the industry.

Defence/Maritime Innovation of the Year

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The judges are looking for nominations from an individual or organisation that has made innovative improvements within the Defence / Maritime sector.

Manufacturing Innovation of the Year

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The judges will be looking for nominations from companies in the manufacturing sector that best demonstrate a modern, efficient and innovative approach.

Digital Innovation of the Year

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The judges will be looking for nominations that can demonstrate how companies have developed a unique design or innovation which has accelerated their digital journey or that of a client.

Health Innovation of the Year

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The judges will be looking for nominations from companies who can demonstrate how innovative research has benefited the health sector within their community.

Community Innovation of the Year

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The judges are looking for nominations from an organisation or individual. Nominees will need to demonstrate how they have innovatively made a social change to improve their community.

Environmental Innovation of the Year

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The judges are looking for nominations that can demonstrate creativity in providing a solution to current environmental issues and the need for sustainability.

Education Innovation of the Year

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The judges are looking for nominations from those who provide support to companies or educational establishments to assist with the day-to-day running of their business, such as time on admin and more time being effective in their environment.

Young Innovator of the Year

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The nominee will have made an impact with their own company or within Portsmouth digital eco-system at a young age. (up to 21 years)

Innovative Business of the Year

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This award is the ultimate accolade for all our entrants and the winner will be chosen from each of the category winners. The judges will be looking for the company/person who has shown the most enterprise, passion and drive in taking their business forward through innovation.