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£1,500 IP prize on offer to one lucky winner at the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards, courtesy of Appleyard Lees



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The stage is set for the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards - and we can today announce that one lucky winner will walk away with a prize worth £1,500.

Appleyard Lees, the Cambridge intellectual property firm, is offering its services to one of the finalists.

The team at Appleyard Lees in Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell
The team at Appleyard Lees in Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell

The lucky recipient will be revealed along with all the winners at the awards ceremony taking place tonight (Wednesday) at Hinxton Hall Conference Centre, on the Wellcome Genome Campus.

There are 16 categories, covering fields such as biotech, life science, medtech, cleantech and AI, along with categories for individuals - Researcher of the Year, and CEO of the Year.

New categories this year include Employer of the Year and the Enterprise Skills Award, along with the In Search of Wonder Lifetime Achievement Award.

Appleyard Lees is sponsoring AI Company of the Year, but its IP prize could go to a company from any of the categories.

“After such a long time living in a disrupted world, it’s wonderful to attend this year’s awards in-person, and to meet the finalists and award winners,” said Appleyard Lees associate Dan Bailey, who was on the judging panel for the awards

“We are delighted to be a part of the local community of innovators continuing to maintain Cambridge’s status as a UK technology hotspot, and to support the awards again this year.

“As a sponsor and judge for the AI Company of the Year Award, it is exciting to see the contributions Cambridge-based companies are making in this field.

Appleyard Lees associate trade mark attorney Daniel Bailey. Picture: Keith Heppell
Appleyard Lees associate trade mark attorney Daniel Bailey. Picture: Keith Heppell

“Since the award’s inception in 2017, Appleyard Lees has been involved as a sponsor and as in years past, we’re excited to offer £1,500 worth of services to one of the winners.

“As a full service IP firm with patent and trade mark attorneys as well as specialist solicitors, we can offer the winner a variety of services and will tailor our support accordingly.

“This will involve getting to know the winner’s business to identify what is important to them, whether it be developing an IP strategy, protecting existing IP or even looking at the business to identify protectable intellectual property.”

Dan added: “The quality of entries is extremely high, as in years past. It is great to see the range of exciting innovations that have come from the Cambridge innovation community over the last year.”

More than 250 guests will enjoy a networking reception before the awards ceremony at the Francis Crick Auditorium, and further post-event networking.

You can also watch the ceremony unfold from 7pm live on the Cambridge Independent’s Facebook page, followed by coverage of the winners at cambridgeindependent.co.uk.

We’ll have a special souvenir supplement on the awards and all the winners in next week’s Cambridge Independent.

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