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Innovator of the Year 2019

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Excitement is building ahead of the BBSRC 2019 Innovator of the Year awards that take place in London on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Twelve finalists will compete to be named Innovator of the Year 2019 at Science Museum in London in front of an audience of invited guests and fellow innovators.

This is the 11th year the awards have been made. The finalist are competing in a number of categories that include: commercial impact, social impact, international impact and early career impact.

The Innovator of the Year awards recognise a wealth of talent, making important discoveries with their research. The innovators work includes; developing a desktop molecule imaging device through to creating gene edited pigs that are resistant to a common disease, mobile plant disease diagnosis to developing a universal test to ensure effective foot-and-mouth vaccines, all representing successful approaches to innovation and impact across the biosciences.

Winners in each category will receive a £10,000 award, with a further £10,000 for the overall winner. The finalists will be interviewed about their work on the day and the winners announced in a special ceremony at the Science Museum on 15 May 2019.

Find out more about each of the finalists and their work: Innovator of the Year 2019 finalists.

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