Market Gravity was founded on the core belief that innovation isn’t just for start-ups. That big businesses too have brilliant ideas. And from the hard work and dedication of sometimes just a few people, new approaches, concepts, products, services, and ventures are created. The people behind this work, the corporate entrepreneurs, make customers’ lives easier. They are the individuals and teams that are creating change for a better future.

We created the Corporate Entrepreneur Awards to recognise the people behind the best in corporate innovation. And we’ve just opened the call for entries for the CEA 2018.

These awards, now in their 9th year highlight the technologies, innovations and teams that are driving businesses forward, and aim to inspire and encourage a community of corporate entrepreneurs to share in their success, their stories and best practice. And with new categories in 2018 – there are more opportunities to be recognised.

New award categories for 2018

Innovation doesn’t start and end with having something in market. And the CEA celebrates and recognises that across three main award categories.

They are:

THE DARE TO DEFY AWARD
DELIVERING DIFFERENTLY; WITH A NEW APPROACH
This award is to celebrate those who found a way to challenge harder, work faster and achieve more. It is for those who dare to take a new path and throw out the rule book to achieve their objective.

THE RISING STAR AWARD
A PROVEN CONCEPT; WITH THE POTENTIAL TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
You’re not afraid to branch out and have a proven concept that’s ready to launch, and set to be groundbreaking. You know what you want to achieve and more importantly have taken on the challenge to make it a reality.

THE EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AWARD
REDEFINING A SPACE; AND LAUNCHING WITH IMPACT
For those who had the courage to deliver something truly unique and forge a better way. This award is for those who have turned a big idea into a true gamechanger.

THE FELLOWSHIP AWARD
CELEBRATING THOSE AROUND US; WHO DID IT DIFFERENTLY
Shining a light on other’s success is just as important as celebrating our own. It’s good to be around those that ‘get it’, those, who in their own way believe in the power and impact of collaboration, just like you do. This award is voted for online by our corporate entrepreneur community when the shortlist is announced.

Entries for the CEA 2018 close on 26th October. Nominee teams and special guests will be hosted at the CEA party which takes place on Thursday 22nd November at the Design Museum London.

CEA Hall of Fame

Over 30 brands have won a CEA. Our past winners include Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, the AA, Virgin Money, Telefonica, Dyson, Skoda, Castrol, Barclaycard, and the Lego Group. See the full Hall of Fame here.

The CEA party

Over 400 of the UK and Europe’s most creative, disruptive and entrepreneurial business leaders will enjoy an a fantastic CEA party which offers a great networking opportunity and the chance to learn from and share stories with other innovation experts from some of the world’s largest brands. This is not your average awards night – there are no round tables and no black ties required!

How to enter

If you, your team or another team in your business has created change, have a proven concept that has the potential to be game changing or created and launched a proposition to market, you could win an award. Enter online today – completing the simple entry form takes less than ten minutes.

Visit www.corporateentrepreneurawards.com for more information and to enter.