Award Entry & Judging Process

Nominations for the awards are now open, with the deadline for first round entries on Friday 29th July.

Please complete the entry form here - if you have any queries, email

Finalists in each category will be announced on 15th September. Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of independent experts from across the life sciences industry. For the full list of judges click here

Our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Commitment at the OBN Awards

OBN is committed to championing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and we encourage our community to join us in this drive and want to recognise efforts being made by our network.

We request that all applications across all categories include a statement on the companies current and future strategy for EDI within their organisation.

Award Categories

  • Best Start-up Biotech Company
  • Best Emerging Biotech Company
  • Best Established Biotech Company 
  • Most Transformative Digital Healthcare Company
  • Most Impactful Business Support Organisation
  • Most Impactful UK Deal 

  • Best Start-up Medtech Company
  • Best Emerging Medtech Company 
  • Best Established Medtech Company
  • Best CRO
  • The BioSeed® 'One to Watch' Award 
  • Special Recognition Award