MED-TECH INNOVATION AWARD CATEGORIES 2022
The Med-Tech Innovation Awards seek to celebrate the vital work of the medical device engineering community.
The seven categories reflect the areas of the sector where manufacturers are pioneering new territories and breaking new ground.
Entries for the Med-Tech Innovation Awards are now closed and the winners have been announced!
3D Printing Award
Entrants should demonstrate how the use of 3D printing has enhanced or fundamentally improved the design or manufacture of medical devices. This could be as a design development aid, a manufacturing jig or fixture, or the additive manufacture of end-use products.
Connected Health Award
Entrants should explain how they developed the design or manufacture of a cutting edge connected medical device. For example, you could have supplied miniaturised sensors, or conductive materials, or perhaps you were involved in the production or assembly of specific components. You can also be part of the development of software, digital services and applications.
Focusing on the design or redesign of a medical device, you must explain what clinical need was identified, and how this need was met through the innovative use of unique design developments.
Focusing on the manufacture of a medical device, entrants should detail an innovation in manufacturing process or technique which improved the outcome of the product. Improvements could include greater functionality, increased lifespan, decreased time to market or lower cost.
Materials Innovation Award
Entrants should explain why a new or repurposed material has been pivotal to the creation of a medical device.
- Is your material new? How was it developed and how crucial is it in the make up of the device?
- Has your material been used elsewhere? If so, where? How have you used it differently?
*NEW* Sustainability Award
Entrants must demonstrate how innovation in design or manufacture has reduced the environmental footprint of a medical device. This could be through:
- Material innovation (reusable/recyclable etc)
- Production efficiencies to reduce CO2
- Resource efficiencies to reduce CO2
*NEW* Special Recognition Award - Response to Covid-19
This special award recognises the outstanding response within the medical device engineering community to the Covid-19 pandemic. Entrants should demonstrate how innovation in the design of a medical device has answered the needs of clinicians and/or patients in response to Covid-19.