Scotland's Life Sciences Annual Awards & Dinner

Scotland's Life Sciences Awards 2024 support Glasgow's Hospice

We are delighted to be fundraising for Glasgow’s Hospice at Scotland’s Life Sciences Annual Awards and Dinner.

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice exists to help patients achieve the best quality of life possible in whatever time remains for them. Where it may not be possible to add days to lives, they aim to add life to days. As a registered charity, the care is free of charge. The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice provided vital support for 1,200 new patients and their families every year, both in the hospice and within patients’ own homes.

Every year more than £3million needs to be raised in order to continue providing crucial, free care to patients. Attendees will be able to donate via Scotland’s Life Sciences Awards App and in person on the night.

Find out more about The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice and the valuable work they do here.

This years’ finalists represent the pinnacle of innovation, dedication, and impact in the dynamic field of life sciences. The prestigious awards ceremony, taking place on Thursday 14th March promises to be a momentous celebration, recognising the outstanding contributions made by individuals and organisations that have propelled Scotland's life sciences sector to new heights.

The finalists have been carefully selected, each highlighting exceptional achievements within the life sciences industry. This year's competition has been fierce, showcasing the breadth and depth of talent and innovation present in Scotland. The esteemed panel of judges, comprised of industry experts and leaders, faced the challenging task of selecting our 2024 finalists.

Business Leadership Award - sponsored by Valneva
- Antibody Analytics
- Gary Beale, Emblation
- Dr Stephen Myatt, Macomics

Innovative Collaboration – sponsored by GenScript
- Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre – Digital Membership, CPI
- Penrhos Bio Ltd

Rising Star: Extraordinary Talent – sponsored by Charles River
- Dr Stuart Hannah, MicroPlate Dx
- Professor Craig Ritchie, Scottish Brain Sciences
- Dr Helge Dorfmueller, University of Dundee and RHAPSEDA

Outstanding SkillsDevelopment – sponsored by SRG
- Piramal Pharma Solutions
- Terumo Aortic
- Valneva Scotland Ltd

Innovation – Pharm Services and Drug Discovery – sponsored by PCI
- Roslin CT
- Tay Therapeutics Ltd 
- Valneva Scotland Ltd

Innovation – Health Technology – sponsored by Piramal Pharma Solutions
- Fitabeo Therapeutics
- IbisVision
- Dr Luigi Manfredi, Softech Robotics

Innovation – Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture – sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise
- Aquanzo Limited
- MI:RNA
- Tritonia Scientific Ltd

Sustainability – sponsored by Roslin CT
- Booth Welsh
- Carbogenics
- CMAC, University of Strathclyde

The LifetimeAchievement Award – sponsored by AstraZeneca
The 2024 Lifetime Achievement recipient will be announced at the awards

Congratulations to all our 2024 finalists!

The profound impact of Life Sciences on society, encompassing the realms of understanding life, advancing human health, and addressing environmental challenges, underscores its pivotal role in shaping a better future for all.

The University's legacy in Life Sciences traces back to the groundbreaking discoveries of Joseph Lister, Regius Professor of Surgery, who introduced antiseptics in 1860. Over the years, our Life Sciences community has evolved, witnessing milestones such as Professor Ian Donald's development of ultrasound in 1958 and the University's pivotal role in demonstrating the benefits of statins for heart disease in 1994, positively influencing millions globally.

The unforeseen challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the University to step into action. Collaborating with partners, the institution played a crucial role in establishing the Lighthouse Laboratory, contributing to vaccine development, and enhancing our understanding of the virus. Looking to the future, the University is poised to build upon this rich legacy through ambitious strategies and growth plans, aiming to address the major life science challenges of our times.

Recognising that research and discoveries are just the starting point, the University is actively translating ideas into action. Through innovative industrial partnerships, policy engagements with governments, and its role as a regional civic anchor, the institution is committed to making a tangible difference. At the heart of these initiatives is the Living Laboratory, a cornerstone program in the Glasgow Riverside Innovation District (GRID). This innovative ecosystem fosters collaboration among healthcare innovation companies, academic experts, and healthcare professionals, driving the development of groundbreaking products and companies. The Living Laboratory, supported by the University's knowledge base and infrastructure, not only generates economic benefits but also contributes to inclusive growth by improving health and wellbeing in the Glasgow city region.

The symbiotic relationship between the College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences and the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) ensures that patients are integral to all clinical translation research. This approach facilitates the delivery of healthcare innovations that can seamlessly integrate into clinical settings, paving the way for personalised care plans, improved patient care, and substantial cost savings for the NHS.

The convergence of world-leading basic mechanistic research scientists, clinical academics, healthcare professionals, and patients creates a unique integration for dissecting disease mechanisms, particularly in chronic diseases. Looking ahead, the University is committed to strengthening the links between discovery researchers and translational infrastructures, positioning Glasgow at the forefront of life science innovation. This strategic vision aims to enhance the vibrant research and development ecosystem, support local and global innovators, and further solidify Glasgow's standing as a hub of life science excellence.

We are excited to share that the deadline for Scotland’s Life Sciences Awards has been extended until the evening of Sunday 10th December. Enter now to be part of the celebration of Scotland’s vibrant life sciences industry. Don’t leave it until the last minute!

Entrants are encouraged to download the entry form and review all the available categories. As a guide, the entry form has been split into four sections.

Judge Alix Mackay shared some tips when entering the awards.

1. Pick the categories that you specifically excelled at in the year 2022-23 from our 2024 category list

Business Leadership
Rising Stars: Extraordinary Talent
Outstanding Skills Development
Sustainability *NEW*
Innovation – Pharma services and Drug Discovery
Innovation – Health Technology
Innovation – Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture
Innovative Collaboration

2. Provide content (impact, data, achievements) that aligns to the criteria. This is what we use to separate the entries.

3. Make sure you tell us about the criteria in which you excel with the evidence and impact to back this up.

We look forward to receiving your entries and celebrating the industry on Thursday 14th March at the Hilton Glasgow – save the date! Connect with us on LinkedIn to stay up to date with the latest announcements.

To help entrants write an award winning and well-structured submission, we have split the entry form into four sections: Background, Development, Innovation and Executions & Results. Entrants are encouraged to download the entry form and review all the available categories.

With the support of the ILG these Awards will recognise and celebrate excellence across eight categories.

Business Leadership
Rising Stars: Extraordinary Talent
Outstanding Skills Development
Sustainability *NEW*
Innovation – Pharma services and Drug Discovery
Innovation – Health Technology
Innovation – Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture
Innovative Collaboration

Entries are open now until December 6th, enter now to be part of the celebration of Scotland’s vibrant life sciences industry.

“Scotland’s Life Sciences Awards continue to highlight and celebrate the significant contribution of life sciences to society and economic growth, as well as providing a platform for individuals, teams and organisations to share their work and be recognised”. Mark Cook, Chair at Life Sciences Scotland ILG

We look forward to receiving your entries and celebrating the industry on Thursday 14th March at the Hilton Glasgow – save the date! Connect with us on LinkedIn to stay up to date with the latest announcements.

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about sponsoring, please contact events@speak.co.uk

Scotland's Life Sciences Awards have a new LinkedIn page - and you are invited to connect with us!

Stay up to date on the latest announcements and Life Sciences Awards news by following this link, and connecting with us on LinkedIn.  

We are delighted to announce that Scotland's Life Sciences Awards are now open for entries. The Awards exist to celebrate the achievements of the industry and facilitate development and growth. Mark Cook, Chair at Life Sciences Scotland ILG states.

“Scotland’s Life Sciences Awards continue to highlight and celebrate the significant contribution of life sciences to society and economic growth, as well as providing a platform for individuals, teams and organisations to share their work and be recognised”.  

With the support of the ILG these Awards will recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams in the Scottish Life Sciences industry in the following categories.

  • Business Leadership
  • Rising Stars: Extraordinary Talent
  • Outstanding Skills Development
  • Sustainability *NEW*
  • Innovation – Pharma services and Drug Discovery
  • Innovation – Health Technology
  • Innovation – Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture
  • Innovative Collaboration  

Entries are open NOW until Wednesday 6th December. 

We look forward to receiving your entries and celebrating the industry on Thursday 14th March at the Hilton Glasgow – save the date!

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about sponsoring. Please contact events@speak.co.uk

When & Where

Awards Celebration and Dinner
Thursday 14th March 2024

Hilton Glasgow
1 William Street
Glasgow, G3 8HT

Contact us

For all enquiries please contact Speakeasy
events@speak.co.uk
0131 376 7210
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