Celebrating scientific innovation emerging from the Universities of the Great West

What does your ticket include?

  • Arrival drinks at the Innovation Showcase.

  • 3 course dinner followed by coffee.

  • Evening award presentation with renowned host.

  • Business development opportunities with attendees.

  • Take home Awards brochure.

The LAUNCH: Great West Awards will attract an audience from across the UK, including start-ups, scientists, VIPs, and members of the academic and professional communities.

   18:00 Thursday 6th June, 2019

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

Dress code: Black Tie

*You may have noticed our Start-up/Student Ticket option. Launch: Great West aims to lower the barrier to entry into the science innovation network; perhaps you're not an angel investor but a start-up getting off your feet. If our standard ticket price is out of your reach, you may be eligible for our concession rate.


We are happy to offer a concessionary rate to people who meet the following criteria:

Employees of early-stage companies

• Capital raised to date: less than 10 million GBP.
• Company size: less that 20 employees.
• Company incorporated: less than 3 years ago.


• Individuals currently in full or part-time education.


Where your money is going:

We run the Launch: Great West Awards on a break-even basis. If any surplus is made this will go back into running resources for the local science innovation community including future Launch: Great West Awards.

I’m a finalist – what do I do now?

If you’re a finalist at the event – congratulations! As per the terms and conditions that were laid out prior to you entering, all finalists are expected to book a minimum of one ticket and have a representative present in case you’re a winner. If you have any questions, please contact us on awards@spin-up.science.

Important things to note:

  • Event is black tie / evening wear.

  • All bookings are subject to availability.

  • A booking is only confirmed once payment has been received.

  • Purchased tickets may be cancelled or refunded, subject to an administration fee.

  • We reserve the right to refuse a booking or to cancel a booking with a full refund.

  • The menu is fixed, with vegetarian and other dietary options available by prior-arrangement.

  • Arrival drinks are included.  Additional drinks and wine may be purchased separately.

  • We reserve the right to ask individuals to leave in the event of inappropriate behaviour.

  • Any proceeds from the Launch:GW event are invested back into the scientific start-up community.  

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