Congratulations to all our winners!
Full details on the evenings celebrations now available

The Categories

This year's competition is open to all NHS staff at our member organisations and innovative SMEs across the East of England, East Midlands and London who have a new product or service which will benefit patients and improve healthcare delivery.

The categories for 2017 are as follows:

1.Medical Technology

2.Service Improvement 

3.Innovation in Primary Care 

4.Small and Medium‐sized Enterprises (SME's) Innovation

5.​Diabetes - Supported by a sponsorship from Roche Diabetes Care Limited

6.Clinical Entrepreneur of the Year - Supported by the Eastern AHSN  

Click here for detailed category descriptions. Closing Date: 5.00pm Friday 14th July. All entries sent to -

The Prizes

Winners of each category stand to share a record prize fund of £18,000 which can be used towards the further development of their winning innovation.  Winner(s) of the Diabetes category, sponsored by Roche Diabetes Care Limited will receive a educational grant for the further development of their innovative idea.

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, the Medtech Accelerator is a separate application process looking to help progress medical technology and software innovations developed primarily from within the NHS.

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

***If you have any questions concerning this year's competition please call 01223 928040 or email ***

Application Forms & Additional Guidance

Click on the below links to download the application form and guidance notes for the following categories:

Medical Technology, Services Improvement, Innovation in Primary Care , Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) Innovation and Diabetes.

Please read the instructions carefully and contact us should you have any queries.

Click on the below link to download the application form for the Clinical Entrepreneur of the Year - Supported by the Eastern AHSN. 

Key Dates

  • Launch Date - Now closed
  • Closing Date - Friday 14th July @ 5:00pm
  • Assessment Process - During July
  • Shortlisted Informed - Now Available
  • Awards Dinner - Evening of the 20th Sept
  • Send entries to:

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 six 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.

Thanks to our Innovation Awards 2017 Sponsors 





Sponsorship Opportunities


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