Judging the Barclays Eagle Labs Innovation Award
Back in September, our Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley was asked to join the panel to judge Barclays Eagle Labs Innovation Award, as part of the bigger Barclays Entrepreneur Awards 2020.
These awards highlight and recognise the unique, original and positive ways that entrepreneurs from the UK are changing their industries. The awards are now in their 5th year and are open to high-potential entrepreneurs from across the UK.
Prior to reaching the national judging, each entrepreneur was successfully shortlisted by a judging panel of Eagle Labs colleagues down to a group of just 10.
Having assessed all the candidates individually, all the judges convened virtually to make the final selection. While enjoyable itself, this was made even more enjoyable by the fact that Barclays had sent all the judges a very generous hampers to oil the judging wheels!
The job was not an easy one because the calibre of the shortlisted companies was very high and the business ideas and sectors were really varied. Some companies had shown incredible creativity to be able to pivot their ideas due to COVID restrictions, or to react to changing demands.
Sadly, the awards ceremony will have to be held virtually this year but to add to the celebrations Barclays gave all the judging companies the opportunity to invite their very own Rising Star. Barclays are proud to recognise and support Diversity and Inclusion within their entrepreneurial ecosystem and so this Rising Star could be a champion of our business, a stand-out success, or a future leader.
TriMedika has developed an easy to use, innovative non-contact thermometer offering connectivity and rapid transfer of patient results to the Electronic Medical Record in a range of environments to deliver on the Triple Aim of Health:
- Improved population health
- Quality of care
- Cost savings
TriMedlka staved off some stiff competition and it was decided that Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway’s ArmaKarma, an ethical insuretech company and Stockport Business Innovation Centre’s Culture Shift, a real-time reporting platform that empowers you to identify and prevent harassment and bullying, were our worthy runners up.
We are celebrating at the awards night this Thursday (virtually) so keep your eyes pealed on social media for any exciting announcements.
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