Biztech BrightSparc and
Digital Awards 2019

Congratulations to all our 2019 winners. Next year’s award categories will be announced in spring 2020!

Time to shine at the Biztech BrightSparc and Digital awards

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If you've had a brilliant technology-based idea, we want to celebrate it.

Milton Keynes is a city built on innovation and new ways of thinking. That's what makes it one of the UK's most exciting technology hotspots.

The Biztech BrightSparc and Digital Awards are a celebration of everything that makes our city and the surrounding SEMLEP area such a great place for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. All in the pursuit of finding technological solutions that transform lives.

If you've had a technology-based idea, with a proven real world application, and you've seen it through to the next stages of the development, then BrightSparc and Digital Awards wants your entry.

It’s easy to enter and free.

Join us for a sparkling event

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Once the entries are in and the judges have made their decision why not join us for the 2019 awards?

The Biztech BrightSparc and Digital Awards will be held over lunch at the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Hub in Central Milton Keynes on 22nd November. Whether you're a business, academic or student; innovator, designer or techie, you are welcome at our awards. Book your ticket now.

You've had a brilliant idea. Now it's time to shine.

Events Sponsors


Recognising blue sky thinking and achievement

We're recognising blue sky thinking and achievement within the MK and SEMLEP region in eleven categories:

Students making a difference in tech award

The NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator award for start-up wow of the year

Best new tech for business award

Best tech teamwork award

The bottom-line award

The green tech award for innovation and digital tech

Best mobile app award

Rising star award for young digital person of the year

The edtech award

Best e-commerce award

Best digital marketing campaign award

An award to suit everyone; read the entry criteria and enter today.

Enjoy all the benefits of being a BrightSparc winner

There's more to the Biztech BrightSparc and Digital Awards than networking at the lunch and walking off with your shiny trophy. Winning is great for you and your business in lots of ways. And it costs nothing to enter.

All award winners’ benefit from free marketing in the post-event publicity and your increased profile and credibility will set you apart from your competitors. Winning is also great confidence booster for your team. It could be just the impetus you need to attract funding, develop your idea further or come up with your next big idea.

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony on 22nd November 2019 at the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Hub in Central Milton Keynes.

Meet our Judges

Milton Keynes Council
dotDigital Group PLC
Evidence Talks
University of Bedfordshire
The Open University
Kingston Smith
Green Steps Consulting

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