Lanarkshire’s Innovation in Business Award

Sponsored by Commsworld

This category is looking for innovative initiatives that bring organisations closer to future proofing their business models.

This category is open to all businesses that have successfully developed innovative products, technologies or services; adapted an existing one for new markets, or have developed innovative business processes, models or ways of doing business.

Entrants will show a high degree of creativity and dynamism and will be exploring ways to exploit their innovation to its fullest potential.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:

• Creation of a new innovative product, process or service, or a new way of working or adaption of an existing development within the circular economy in the last three years.
• Clear written description of the development (layman’s terms as far as possible) and its background, including any details of protection obtained.
• Commercial relevance of the development and actual or projected commercial success, demonstrating how this initiative has helped future proof the business.

i. Describe the innovative product, process or service, adaptation of an existing or development of a new way of working developed within the last three years. (maximum of 450 words)

ii. Provide a clear description of the development, its background, including any details of protection obtained (maximum of 450 words)

iii. Outline the commercial relevance of the development and projected commercial success, demonstrating how this will future proof your business and also future plans or strategies for research and development in the next three years. (maximum of 450 words)

iv. Outline any additional information that would also support your case for your business to win this award. Examples could include awards you have won, challenges you have overcome, fair working practices, accreditations and sustainable development practices. (maximum of 400 words)

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