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Kyan celebrate creativity as headline sponsor at Guildford's 2018 Innovation Awards

Guildford's Innovation Awards is an annual coming together of some of the greatest minds and causes in the area. Aiming to 'inspire tomorrow's solutions today', the evening shines a light on businesses and individuals who have shown true innovation to make a positive impact. With Kyan as headline sponsor, I had the pleasure of kicking off the order of events before Councillor Gordon Jackson, Lead Member of Innovation at Guildford Borough Council, introduced the categories.

Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners, particularly our friends and clients at SaidSo.

Innovation in Retail, sponsored by Experience Guildford
For successful innovation in retail strategy, products, procedures or technology
Winner: SaidSo

Sustainability Award, sponsored by Dunsfold Park
Celebrating innovation in engineering, science and technology contributing to genuine sustainability
Winner: Smart Separations

Innovation in Healthcare — Human, sponsored by Whiteley Clinics
For research and development within the field of human health
Winner: Trueinvivo

Innovation in Healthcare — Animal, sponsored by Whiteley Clinics
For research and development within the field of animal health
Winner: The Pirbright Institute

Innovation in the Voluntary Sector and Corporate Social Responsibility, sponsored by Guildford Borough Council
For innovation in or by the voluntary sector addressing genuine social need
Winner: Streeva

Innovation in the Creative Industries Sector, sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys
For the delivery, development or production of the arts or creatives services
Winner: Media Molecule

Emerging Technologies, sponsored by Interfocus
For the inspiring 'work in progress' towards solutions to tomorrow's challenges
Winner: University of Surrey

Young Business of the Year, sponsored by University of Surrey Student Enterprise
Highlighting the most inspiring launch and development of a technology by a company less than two years old
Winner: B4SH

Young Innovator of the Year (under 25), Sponsored by Gold-i
Celebrating the innovative creativity of young people
Ben Luxmoore

Most Outstanding Innovation, sponsored by Kyan
Given at the discretion of the judges to an individual or organisation most successfully demonstrating creativity or innovation
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Olly, our Head of Partnerships, kicking off proceedings at the historic Guildford Guildhall.