The 2001 London Innovation Awards nominations open

Merton innovators encouraged to apply

Do you have a bright idea for a product or service worthy of winning an award? Does it benefit the London economy?

If the answer is yes, London Business Innovation Centre would like to hear from any individual, business start ups, management and staff from existing businesses, as well as those from a research and academic background, who have progressive and technical ideas which could be commercialised.

Since innovation cuts across most traditional barriers, no formal categories for the Award scheme have been established. But the combination of original thinking, technical capability, and commercial viability – if not business success – is key to the selection criteria.

The Innovation Awards judging panel will give equal consideration to ideas not yet developed, as well as to existing businesses more advanced in research and have innovative products actually in production, generating wealth and creating new jobs.

Councillor Su Assinen, Cabinet Member for Regeneration said: ‘The London Innovation Awards are now in their sixth year and the standard of companies entering the awards is higher each time. This is a good opportunity for Merton business’ and individuals to show their innovations to a wide audience.’

The Awards also embrace the use of new materials and processes by which products can be or are being made. For further information about the 2001 London Innovation Awards and details of how to enter, contact the Marketing Department of London BIC by phone on 020 8350 1358, by fax on 020 8350 1351