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

Sponsored by

Finalists

Backed by

Individual Investors

Backed by

Zero Carbon Capital & Individual Investors

Backed by

Southern Angels Investor Club, Carbon13 & Individual Investors

Backed by

Sky Ocean Ventures

Backed by

Hoxton Ventures, Crista Galli Ventures, Compound Ventures, Fly Ventures, Softbank Emerge, SOSV, Harvard Business Angels & Individual Investors

Backed by

Local Globe, Founder Collective, Box Group, True Gloval & Individual Investors

Backed by

Foresight Williams Technology

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.