Nominations are now open for the 2023 LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards, celebrating and championing the best new ideas and products in the city and county.

The fortnight of events is due to take place in February with a focus on SMEs with “new to business” ideas which increase productivity.

There are 10 categories in this year’s competition, and applications can be submitted from now until January 8. You can apply here.

The 2023 categories are: 

  • Innovation in Med Tech & Life Sciences
  • Innovation in Sport, Wellbeing & Accessibility
  • Innovation in Sustainability
  • Innovation in Creative
  • Innovation in Logistics & Exports
  • Innovation in STEM Industries
  • Innovation in Education & Community
  • Innovation in Space
  • Innovation in Food & Drink
  • University Student Innovation
  • Innovator of the Year (not open for nominations, chosen from the category winners)
  • Outstanding Contribution Award (not open for nominations, chosen by the judging panel

Following the entry closing date on Sunday 8th January, three finalists will be shortlisted within each category by a judging panel.

The winners will then be announced at the awards, which takes place on Thursday 16th February 2023 at the National Space Centre.