QUEEN’S AWARDS FOR INNOVATION

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are one of the most prestigious awards in the world a UK business can win. The Queen’s Awards only have four categories open for nominations and a notoriously rigorous criterion to fulfil.

INNOVATION

To enter the Innovation category you must;

  • have a product or service that hasn’t been sold before
  • have had your product/service on the market for a minimum of 2 years
  • have recovered the initial investments in the innovation of the product through sales or be able to show that you will recover the full amount in the future
  • be able to show outstanding commercial success because of the innovation over 2 years or continuous commercial growth over 5 years

In addition, your innovation should be one of the following:

  • invention, design or production of goods
  • performance of services
  • marketing and distribution
  • after-sale support of goods/services

Take a look at our inforgraphic below to find out if you’re eligible or watch our short video explaining the criteria.

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PREVIOUS WINNERS

Take a look at some of the winners of the Queen’s Awards for Innovation from previous years;

Ultrahaptics Limited – providing unique technology which uses ultrasound to project sensations through the air and onto a user’s hands. Ultrahaptic have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation for their innovative core technology and their ongoing commitment to innovation.

SwimTrek –  organising open water swimming holidays and excursions for enthusiasts and triathletes. SwimTrek were awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation for recognising a gap in the market and developing a one of a kind holiday experience, resulting in outstanding commercial success.

Domino Printing Services – providing a range of printing services to the food, beverage and health and beauty industries. Domino were awarded their 6th Queen’s Award for their A-series i-Tech printing range of industrial jet ink printers.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT QUEEN’S AWARD CATEGORY FOR YOUR STORY

The awards are rigorous, but certainly not impossible to win — so long as you fit the criteria for the chosen category and sub-category, have a compelling narrative, and can tie up your strategy, your story, and your results in a way that shows you are outstanding. If the Innovation category isn’t the right fit for you, take a look at the other categories available for you to enter;

ARE YOU READY TO WIN A QUEEN’S AWARD?

Find out if you are ready to enter the awards and how likely you are to succeed in the Innovation category by contacting us today. Arrange your FREE consultation call with our CEO and Awards Expert Donna O’Toole who will provide an honest assessment of your chances of winning.

You can find out more about the awards here or find out about our Queen’s Awards for Enterprise service here.

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