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Hard Tech Investment of the Year

Recognising the founders and early stage investors whose disruptive innovations in research-intensive and capital-intensive sectors such as health & life sciences, engineering and manufacturing are driving the future economy

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Key Criteria:

We are looking for innovative businesses with the capability to disrupt the market and the capacity to achieve high growth.

This award is open to any UK early stage company that has used disruptive innovation in “HardTech” (research-intensive and capital-intensive sectors such as health & life sciences, engineering and manufacturing) to drive towards the economy of the future. The award recognises both the business and the investors behind it and so nominees should have received early stage investment in the past 12-18 months. The business must be able to show how the equity investment is supporting the further development of the technology, product or service, how it is supporting commercialisation and how the investors have brought added value and support to the growth of the business/team.