28 Sep 2013
Organisers are gearing up for the launch of the Merseyside Innovation Awards 2014, the 19th time the accolades will have been held.
The awards recognise pioneering businesses across the county and seek to find services and products which will revolutionise industry and commerce.
The overall winner of the 2014 awards will win £10,000 in cash and £4,000 of legal, business, PR, accounting or design consultancy as well as advice from leading business advisers.
Last year's overall winner from Nanoflex, based in Daresbury, which secured the award for its high-performance electrodes used in the electrochemical industry.
Awards founder Brian McCann, partner and director of MC Vanguard Corporate Finance, said: "The sponsor group is ready to launch the Merseyside Innovation Awards for 2014. As the economy continues to recover on Merseyside, we are looking forward to seeing some very exciting applications this year.
"With competition expected to be fierce I would encourage entrepreneurs to enter early. We want to leave no stone unturned in our quest to spotlight the greatest innovations in the region."
Each month the Merseyside Innovation Awards judging panel – made up of award sponsors BBC Radio Merseyside, Brabners, Insider Media, Kenyon Fraser, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool LEP, NatWest, University of Liverpool Management School, MC Vanguard Corporate Finance, Village Software, Butters Innovation, WP Thompson, C-Tech Innovation and the North West Fund – will select a monthly winning submission.
At the end of the entry period, the monthly winners will be selected from all applications that have been received and three finalists will be chosen. They will be invited to give a presentation to the judges at the final taking place at the Crowne Plaza next July when one of them will be crowned Merseyside Innovations Award winner 2014.