Meridian Awards - A Celebration of Innovation 2019 - Entries now open!

Nominations for the annual Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards are now open.

Last year over 40 teams from both healthcare, industry, academia and the not-for-profit sector vied to take one of the coveted healthcare innovator awards organised by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN).

The awards will be presented at a glitzy ceremony at the WMAHSN's annual awards evening on 18th July, and reflect the WMAHSN's dual aim of improving health and creating wealth. To be eligible to enter you will have had some contact or support with the WMAHSN and/or the Meridian Innovation Health Exchange.
Those shortlisted for the MidTECH Award will have a chance of receiving a share of a £10,000 prize fund which will be decided by our expert panel.

This year the categories are:
  • MidTECH Award for Best NHS-Developed Innovation
  • Economic Development Award
  • Digital or Artificial Intelligence Innovation of the Year Award
  • Patient Safety Award
  • Advanced Diagnostics, Genomics and Precision Medicine Award
  • Adoption of Innovation Award
  • Meridian Award

A panel of experts will assess the entries, with shortlisted entries invited to attend the ceremony in July. As well as a trophy, winners will receive promotion of their win through print and digital channels, support from WMAHSN communications team to raise their profile, mentoring and support to adopt the innovation across the region and a winner’s logo for email signatures and websites. Please click here to access the application form or click here to read the full criteria. This year we are asking for a 30 second video as part of your application, please see the video guidance for more information.

Simply complete the appropriate application form and return it to Tammy Holmes ( by 12 noon on Friday 19thApril 2019 to apply