Following hundreds of entries, a shortlist across 14 categories has been drawn up.
It represents an array of great talent - emerging and established - from across the Cambridge region in fields from biotech to cleantech, AI to medtech, and features individual categories for Researcher of the Year and CEO of the Year.
This year, a Covid-19 Response Award captures some of the incredible individual, collective and company-wide responses to the pandemic.
The judging panel for the awards features independent experts across a range of fields and sectors, from business leaders to specialists.
Winners would normally be revealed at an autumn ceremony, but the pandemic means that has been delayed until the new year at a date to be confirmed.
In the meantime, you can enjoy a nine-page celebration of the finalists in the Cambridge Independent (out from Wednesday November 11 and in the shops all week, or also available as an e-edition on this website or via subscription). This tells the remarkable stories and successes of each of these entrants.