Final call for entries to the 2018 Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards



Enter via an online form for your chance to win.

Have you entered the Cambridge Independent's Science and Technology Awards yet?

Entry is due to close on Monday July 16.

A celebration of companies across the science and technology sectors, the awards will be judged by an expert panel and a ceremony will be held on November 1 at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre Hotel.

To enter, fill in a simple online form on the Cambridge Independent's website.

The awards feature a host of categories: 

  • Start-up of the Year, sponsored by Regus
  • Researcher of the Year, sponsored by AstraZeneca / MedImmune 
  • AI Company of the Year , sponsorship available
  • Biotech Company of the Year, sponsored by Appleyard Lees 
  • Medtech Company of the Year, sponsored by Chesterford Research Park
  • Cleantech Company of the Year, sponsorship available 
  • Agritech Company of the Year, sponsored by SmithsonHill
  • Games Company of the Year, sponsored by Woodfines
  • The One to Watch, sponsored by Cofinitive
  • CEO of the Year, sponsored by Grant Thornton
  • Technology Company of the Year, sponsored by COEL 
  • Life Sciences Company of the Year, sponsored by BioStrata

Companies can enter more than one category at one time, and individuals can nominate themselves, or be nominated. 

Two new sponsors have joined the awards since they were launched: Chesterford Research Park and office design and fit-out specialists COEL.

Park manager Katherine Maguire said: “Chesterford Research Park is delighted to be supporting the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards.

“The park is home to life science companies that have made a real difference and today scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs work side by side on the development of life-changing drugs, technologies and devices within our sustainable environment.

“We are particularly proud to sponsor the Medtech Company of the Year category to showcase the ground-breaking work that is being pioneered within the Cambridge biotech cluster."

Barnaby Clark, sales director at COEL, said: “COEL is delighted to be supporting the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards. With over 30 years of trading in Cambridge, we feel privileged to have seen many of our clients grow from ambitious start-ups to respected multinational organisations.

“COEL provides a full turnkey solution to office and laboratory design and build. We have had the pleasure of working with many companies in the science and technology community, ensuring that their workspaces provide the environment they need to help them succeed. We look forward to congratulating those who are successful on the night and hearing about the exciting new developments being made across all of the sectors.”

Editor Paul Brackley said: "We have been very pleased to welcome Chesterford Research Park and COEL as sponsors of our awards and it has been great to see so many high quality entries coming through. There is still time for you to enter.

"The awards were tremendously successful last year and we have broadened them with new categories for 2018.

"If you have any queries about entering, or about the awards, you can get in touch with me at"

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