Celebrating scientific innovation emerging from the Universities of the Great West

Launch: GW Nomination Form

Nominate your future Launch: GW winners using the options below!

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Start-up Awards


Further details and guidelines for each award category are provided in the forms linked below. Please note, you may apply for one or multiple of these categories.

Applications will be accepted from any science-driven start-up or spin-out based in the Great West.

If you haven’t yet explored this year’s Launch: GW award categories, we recommend you do so here.

Innovation Champion Award

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Know a deserving candidate for the Innovation Champion Award? Recommend them below and we’ll send them a nomination form:

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Judging Process

Submit your nomination before the deadline of midday Monday 15th April 2019 using the forms linked above. Applications will be assessed by a judging panel comprising representatives from Launch: GW sponsors and leading figures in business and innovation communities. The panel will produce an initial shortlist of the finalists for each award category to be announced on the Launch: Great West website. Award winners will be announced at the Launch: GW Awards ceremony on Thursday 6th June 2019.

Launch: Great West award winners are expected to display significant potential or achievement in one or more key areas. This includes the ingenuity of their scientific innovation, the capabilities of their team or company, their potential for impact or growth, and evidence of significant milestones achieved to date. The scope of the Launch: Great West Awards is to celebrate science-driven ventures based in the South West of England and South Wales. Unfortunately, we cannot accept nominations for companies that are solely software-based, without demonstrable scientific innovation. If you are unsure about your eligibility or have any questions relating to your application please contact us at awards@spin-up.science.