Celebrating scientific innovation emerging from the Universities of the Great West

Innovation and the great West




As a centre of world leading academic expertise and innovation excellence, the Great West has been identified as a key region in the UK Industrial Strategy, with the area supporting thriving activity across Life Sciences, Advanced Engineering, and Quantum Technology.

The inaugural Launch: Great West awards will be held in Bristol in June 2019, providing the opportunity to showcase the scientific commercialisation activity in the region. The event will champion spin-outs and start-ups spanning all fields of science and bring together the innovation community for an evening of celebration, inspiration, and building connections.

Award categories will recognise the recent successes and potential of scientific companies at all stages, as well as the members of the community and organisations supporting these businesses.

The Launch: Great West awards will act to raise the public profile of the region as a vibrant and supportive hub for the commercialisation of science.

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When: Thursday 6th June 2019

Where: Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel , Broad St, Bristol BS1 2EL

What: Dinner and awards ceremony

Dress Code: Black tie



Explore this year’s award categories


Meet this year’s sponsors

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