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The deadline to enter the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards has been extended.

You now have until 11pm on Wednesday, January 19 to complete the form online here.

The Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2021-22 are open for entry until January 19
The Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2021-22 are open for entry until January 19

Editor Paul Brackley said: “Amid a staggered return to work for many at the start of the new year, and with lots of people absent due to Covid-19, a number of organisations have requested an extension to ensure they can complete their entries, and we are pleased that we’re able to do so.”

Fifteen categories are open for entry to the awards, which are now in their fifth year and have developed a reputation for highlighting exceptional talent and achievements across a host of sectors, from biotech and medtech to cleantech and AI.

There is always an exciting tussle among businesses vying to be named Life Science Company of the Year and Technology Company of the Year.

And there are individual categories for Researcher of the Year and CEO of the Year. Nominees can put themselves forward, or be nominated by a colleague in these categories.

Two categories focus on education and training. Our STEM Initiative of the Year category honours those encouraging greater engagement in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, while our new Enterprise Skills Award will be awarded to an organisation that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to leadership or management training for its scientific and technical staff.

The sponsors of the 2021-22 Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards
The sponsors of the 2021-22 Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards

The Tech for Good Award will reward those using technology for positive social, environmental or economic ends, and is open to companies, social enterprises and other organisations.

There are two categories for emerging talent: One to Watch has developed a track record of highlighting the next big thing, while Start-up of the Year is open to early-stage companies showing entrepreneurial drive.

There is an Award for Innovation, which covers ingenuity across any field of science and technology, while Employer of the Year is a new category designed to demonstrate an organisation’s commitment to its team, to corporate social responsibility and to the green agenda.

Entrants must have a base within the Cambridge Independent circulation area and can enter more than one category. Entry is free.

Paul added: “Our judging panel is looking for evidence of impact over the last year, and how you stand out of the crowd. We look forward to reading your entries. Good luck!”

The winners will be revealed in the spring.

Enter here and see the rules and details of categories.

The categories

  • Start-up of the Year sponsored by Kao Data
  • STEM Initiative of the Year sponsored by CityFibre
  • The Award for Innovation sponsored by Illumina
  • Researcher of the Year sponsored by AstraZeneca
  • The Tech for Good Award sponsored by Allia Future Business Centre
  • The One to Watch sponsored by cofinitive
  • The Enterprise Skills Award sponsored by Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Cleantech Company of the Year sponsored by Woodfines
  • Employer of the Year sponsored by COEL
  • Biotech Company of the Year sponsored by Chesterford Research Park
  • Medtech Company of the Year sponsored by Sagentia Innovation
  • AI Company of the Year sponsored by Appleyard Lees
  • CEO of the Year sponsored by Bidwells
  • Technology Company of the Year sponsored by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Life Science Company of the Year sponsored by Biostrata

Got a question? Email paul.brackley@iliffemedia.co.uk

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