The Innovation Award

Innovation Award

Is there someone who’s come up with a really innovative project in your company? Or an idea to change the way you work. Tell us about it, nominate them.

Entry Criteria

Criteria for the Innovation category:

– Nominee works for a tech business/in a tech role

Successful nominations should detail but not be limited to the following:

– What makes the nominee innovative
– What makes them more innovative than others in technology
– Anything else notable that the judges might be interested in

2019 Winner

Kara Thurkettle

Kara’s enthusiasm, drive and tenacity are utterly infectious. Having been her manager for the last 18 months I have seen at first hand her trajectory as she has enhanced her knowledge on all things digital. She has always been full of ideas, but in Maywent one step further, giving up her weekend to enter the Innovate Suffolk Hackathon. Teaming up with a developer from Coderus, she brought to life her ideas around the ‘Stress Buddy’ app, which is now nearing completion. The idea and the way in which is was presented blew away the judging panel and scooped the first prize and a DevelopHER award would be just additional recognition for Kara who would be overwhelmed by the achievement such is her dedication to her work.

2019 Finalist

Sally Blake

2019 Finalist

Sam Ward