About the Merseyside Innovation Awards

The Awards aim to recognise and reward the use of innovation as a means of boosting growth and profitability.

The Awards are open to individuals or companies with less than 50 employees who are based within Merseyside. They will be eligible to win 10,000 in cash, 4,000 worth of legal, business, accounting or design consultancy; support from some of the region's leading business advisors; and publicity for the idea.

Chair of the judging panel, Brian McCann, of Vanguard said: "Over the last few years the number of applications has soared. Merseyside is a breeding ground for many world-class innovations and the next few months will be an exciting time as we examine all the entries and select the shortlist. I would urge anyone with a great idea or product to fill in an application form and see what happens."

Each monthly winner will receive a commemorative certificate and a licence to use the Awards for marketing purposes.

We are pleased to announce that this year the Merseyside Innovation Awards has added a new category, sponsored by the Year of Health and Wellbeing, 2010. A prize of 1000 is available for the most innovative product, service or scheme that contributes to health and well being.

Please visit the Press Room to find out about the annual finalists and monthly winners.

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