Applications have now opened for the LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards 2021.

Now in it’s third year the awards celebrate “the very best technology, services, digital advances, and creative thinking that the region has to offer”.

Nominations close on Friday, April 9, 2021. The shortlisted finalists will then be visited by the judges, and present their innovations at the finalists and sponsors event on Tuesday, June 8 before the winners of each category are selected.

Last year’s winners included creators of a school book impregnated with seeds that children can plant, an exhibition design agency which works all over the world and a Leicester company that designs a product to keep household goods smelling fresh.

The overall innovation of the year award went to flood warning startup Previsico – picked by the judges because of the important role it has the potential to play in so many people’s lives.


The 2021 categories are:

Digital Innovation of the Year

Innovation in Services

Innovation in Design

University Student Innovation

Innovation in Technology – Sponsored by De Montfort University

Innovation in Construction

Innovation in Schools

Innovation in Manufacturing and Engineering

Medical and Health Innovator of the Year – Sponsored by Morningside Pharmaceuticals

Innovation in Education and Training

Innovation in Space – Sponsored by University of Leicester

Lifetime Achievement Award – Sponsored by University of Leicester

Innovator of the Year – Sponsored by University of Leicester


To enter and to find out more information, click here.