Health Enterprise East (HEE) ‐ providers of technology advisory and innovation management services to the NHS, are pleased to announce the 11th Health Enterprise East Innovation Awards 2017 is now open for entries.

The Categories

Open to colleagues of all grades/levels at our member organisations we are looking for colleagues to come forward with their innovative new ideas for products and services which will benefit patients and healthcare delivery.

The categories for 2017 are as follows:

  • Medical Technology
  • Service Improvement 
  •  Innovation in Primary Care 
  • Small and Medium‐sized Enterprises (SME's) Innovation
  • Diabetes – Positive Impacts on People’s Lives

Full descriptions of the above categories can be found by clicking here.


The Prizes

Winners of each category stand to share a record prize fund of £18000 which can be used towards the further development of their winning innovation.  

Colleagues can also access expert advice from the team at HEE, who will also support any eligible winners to apply for the Medtech Accelerator. A new proof of concept awards scheme to progress medical technology and software innovations developed primarily from within the NHS.

Awards are on offer between £15,000 and £125,000 to innovations that show the greatest promise.

Application Form & Additional Guidance

Click on the below links to download the application form and guidance notes. Please read the instructions carefully and contact us should you have any queries.

  • Application Form 
  • Guidance Notes 

Key Dates

  • Launch Date - Now open
  • Closing Date - Friday 30th June @ 5:00pm
  • Assessment Process - During July
  • Shortlisted Informed - Early August
  • Awards Dinner - Evening of the 20th Sept

Category Descriptions

Full descriptions for each of this year's categories can be found by clicking here.

An Evening of Celebration
Shortlisted entries in each of the five categories will be invited to an awards dinner at the beautiful surroundings of Sturmer Hall on Wednesday 20 September to announce winners and celebrate the finest ideas from colleagues across the region.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the Health Enterprise East Innovation Awards 2017? Click on the below image to view the available packages.