OBN Awards Entry 2022

OBN Awards 2022 - Entry Form & Category Criteria


Deadline for first round entries is Friday 29 July 2022. Entry is open to all UK and European Registered companies.

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Best Start-up Biotech Company

 

Recognises a UK or European registered start-up biotech company that best meets the following criteria:


·       Incorporated on or after 1 June 2020

·       Proof of successful seed or Series A fundraising or grant success

·       Early clinical trial activity or proof of concept

·       Early assembly of a broad, diverse, experienced, and credible management team and board

·       Clear evidence of early-stage implementation of a robust business plan 

·       Evidence of early news flow via press releases, social media and company website

 

Best Emerging Biotech Company

 

Recognises a UK or European registered emerging biotech company that best meets the following criteria:


·       Incorporated on or after 1 Jan 2017 but before 1 June 2020

·       Evidence of a credible product pipeline or proof of concept

·       Proof of significant clinical trial activity

·       Proof of continued fundraising

·       Evidence of a strong and diverse Management team and Board team in place

·       Proof of developing partnerships and collaborations

·       Clear evidence of a robust business plan to support continued growth

·       Evidence of news flow

·       Well organised, updated, and informative website

 

Best Established Biotech Company

 

Recognises a UK or European registered established biotech company that best meets the following criteria:


·       Incorporated before 1 Jan 2017

·       Strong progress in clinical trials or product development

·       Proof of ongoing fundraising or revenues

·       Evidence of business success and deals

·       Evidence of a strong and diverse Management team and Board team in place

·       Proof of established partnerships and collaborations

·       Evidence of news flow

 

Best Start-up Medtech Company 


Recognises a UK or European registered start-up medtech company that best meets the following criteria:


·       Incorporated on or after 1 June 2020

·       Proof of successful seed or Series A fundraising

·       A summary outline of the novel technology or approach, including why it is different and how/why it will be impactful to patients

·       Early assembly of a broad, diverse, experienced, and credible management team and board

·       Clear evidence of early-stage implementation of a robust business plan 

·       Evidence of early news flow via press releases, social media and company website

 

Best Emerging Medtech Company


Recognises a UK or European registered emerging medtech company that best meets the following criteria:


·       Incorporated in the UK on or after 1 Jan 2017 but before 1 June 2020

·       A summary outline of the novel technology or approach, including why it is different and how it is starting to positively impact patients

·       Proof of continued fundraising or revenue generation

·       Evidence of a strong and diverse Management team and Board team in place

·       Proof of developing partnerships and collaborations

·       Clear evidence of a robust business plan to support continued growth

·       Evidence of clinical trial activity

·       Evidence of news flow

·       Well organised, updated and informative website

 

Best Established Medtech Company

 

Recognises a UK or European registered established medtech company that best meets the following criteria:


·       Incorporated before 1 Jan 2017

·       A summary outline of the technology or approach, including why it is different and how it is going to or is making a significant impact on patients

·       Proof of ongoing fundraising or revenue generation

·       Clinical trial activity and success

·       Evidence of sales and marketing activity success

·       Proof of developing partnerships and collaborations

·       Clear evidence of a robust business plan to support continued growth

·       Evidence of a strong and diverse Management team and Board team in place

·       Evidence of news flow

 

Most Transformative Digital Healthcare Company


Recognises a UK or European registered company using a digital technology to improve patient outcomes, and best meets the following criteria:


·       Shows clear evidence of how the technology is improving patient outcomes in either a clinical setting or via self-management

·       Evidence of uptake by patients or healthcare providers in the UK or internationally

·       Clear evidence of a robust business plan to support continued growth

·       Evidence of a strong and diverse Management team and Board team in place

·       Evidence of significant news flow

·       Well organised, updated and informative website

 

Best CRO


This award is intended to recognise outstanding performance by a CRO offering either specialist or broad ranging services. Please provide the following information to support your entry:


·       An overview of the services you provide including differentiators between you and others in the industry

·       Examples of companies that you have supported from conception to market approval, that showcase your service value

·       Sample client testimonials and endorsements

·       Evidence of strategic impact for the client

 

Most Impactful Business Support Organisation


This is a broad ranging award that recognises outstanding levels of support or service to companies in the life sciences sector. The winner could be a data management company, law firm, IP agent, science park, sector organisation or government body.  

 

Applicants are asked to submit a summary that outlines the outstanding support they provide to the industry and why they are unique.

 

Please include case studies from clients/customers highlighting how the support has positively impacted their business/es.


The BioSeed® 'One to Watch' Award


This award recognises an organisation or individual that has:

 

·       Recently received grant funding or seed stage funding and presented at the OBN BioSeed Digital pitching event in January 2022. 

·       Early clinical trial activity or proof of concept

·       Early assembly of a broad, diverse, experienced, and credible management team and board

·       Clear evidence of early-stage implementation of a robust business plan 

·       Evidence of early news flow via press releases, social media and company website

 

Most Impactful UK Deal


This award recognises either a noteworthy investment, high value deal, strategic collaboration or acquisition completed in the UK throughout 2021, that has had a positive impact on the wider life sciences industry (not just positively impacted shareholders). 

 

Please provide a summary outlining:

·       The details of the deal, collaboration, or acquisition

·       How the deal has had an impact on the wider life sciences industry

·       Has the deal instigated a step-change for similar deals in a particular sector?

·       What have been the positive outcomes from the deal? E.g., progression of research, positive outcome for patients?

 

Special Recognition Award 


This award celebrates a pioneering individual whose continued support and contribution to the life sciences industry has enabled the growth and success of many entrepreneurs, start-up, and emerging companies.

 

Please submit a 500 word summary outlining the key achievements of the individual, and why they are a deserving recipient.