Please see the following descriptions for more information on each category.
Every sector and industry is different. Not just in terms of competition but in the tactics and strategies required to stand out from the crowd and achieve your goals. In each of the application based categories we will be looking for the thinking and approach specific to the needs of that sector and the client’s or company’s goals. Whether that is a robust and well thought through technical implementation, an innovative use of data, or a creative use of tech to achieve incredible results. Judges will be looking for applications that demonstrate excellent results which meet or exceed objectives using innovative or creative implementation. You’ll need to show defined objectives, innovative creative solutions, clear ROI and demonstrable results.
BEST APPLICATION OF TECH - MANUFACTURING
BEST APPLICATION OF TECH - HEALTH
BEST APPLICATION OF TECH - FINANCE
BEST APPLICATION OF TECH - RETAIL / ECOMMERCE
BEST APPLICATION OF TECH - TRANSPORT
BEST APPLICATION OF TECH - SECURITY
BEST APPLICATION OF TECH - PUBLIC SECTOR
BEST USE OF DATAData is key to all effective tech implementation, judges are looking for an innovative use of data which has delivered clear and exceptional results and produced exceptional ROI or improvement in communication, process or been a source of tech for good.
INNOVATION AWARDRecognition of incredible innovation within tech that is ground breaking or disruptive and has created exceptional results or has delivered clear and exceptional results and produced exceptional ROI or improvement in communication, process or been a source of tech for good.
TECH DEAL OF THE YEARRecognition of an exceptional deal in the North, celebrating excellence in funding, private equity and M&A activity.
TECH ADVISORS OF THE YEARAn award for the North’s leading advisors to the tech industry in the North, this can be lawyers, accountants, corporate finance companies, investment bankers.
TECH FUND OF THE YEARAn award celebrating an exceptional fund who have made key and successful technology investments in the North in the past year.
TRANSFORMATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AWARDSAn award to recognise a company or organisation who have successfully transformed an element of their business or operation through successful application of technology. Judges will be looking for demonstrable evidence and results of real, quantifiable transformation through innovation.
TECHNOLOGY FOR GOOD AWARDAn award to recognise the application or use of technology for good, be that social impact, CSR, charitable means, judges will be looking for innovative uses of technology that impact positively on individuals or the environment that they aim to help.
BEST TECH ACCELERATOR
We want to celebrate all tech companies regardless of their size and shape. Every tech company faces its own challenges, so tell us how you have overcome yours, the triumphs you had and why you should be considered for one of these prestigious awards. Judges will consider growth and profitability, innovation, the quality of work or product delivered, company culture and employee development and training.