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Healthcare is the world's biggest industry worth in excess of £2 trillion. From Penicillin to beta blockers, and hip replacements to coronary stents, bright ideas from medics have historically led to vast improvements in patient care and brought significant commercial rewards.

By entering the Medical Futures Awards process, front line clinicians and academics have the chance to pitch their ideas and businesses to a world-class panel of experts whose advice, guidance and peer-review brings unparalleled validation.

As well as the critical recognition and endorsement of a Medical Futures Innovation Award, winners receive a bespoke package of support to turn ideas into viable propositions that have credibility with investors. This may include assistance in articulating their idea; securing funding; and introductions to professional and commercial contacts vital in taking their idea to the next level.

A unique feature of the Medical Futures process is the input from our esteemed judging panels, composed of hundreds of leading clinical and commercial experts, including the likes of Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of the NHS; leading scientist, Baroness Susan Greenfield; and business leader, Sir Richard Sykes. Each of the Judges are keen to offer help and guidance to the up and coming innovators of tomorrow.

To date, past winners have secured over £100m of funding, and most importantly many have gone onto become successful services or products that are now changing peoples' lives.

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