Management Today has revealed the shortlist for the 2016 Real Innovation Awards
Innovation is the lifeblood of our economy. And real innovation takes grit, perseverance and a little bit of luck. In recognition of that, MT has teamed up with London Business School’s Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship to celebrate the companies and people that are truly disrupting their markets. Today we can announce the shortlists for the Real Innovation Awards 2016.
The awards will be judged by a host of experts in the field of innovation: Luis Cilimingras, managing director at Ideo UK; Vimi Grewal-Carr, managing partner at Deloitte Consulting; Tim Brooks, CEO of BMJ; Charlie Dawson, partner at The Foundation; Kathryn Parsons, co-founder/co-CEO of Decoded and Julian Birkinshaw, director of the Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. And also MT’s editor, Matthew Gwyther.
‘Innovation is not something that just happens,’ says Grewal-Carr. ‘It comes from freedom to experiment (and fail) coupled with real determination and commitment. I am delighted to be a part of the Real Investment Awards – a celebration of the diverse skills, hard work and sheer persistence needed to make innovation a success.’
My favourite category is the SERENDIPITY Award because I firmly believe that all businesses require strategy combined with serendipity
The Alexander Fleming Serendipity Award
For a person or organisation that built a thriving business on an idea that originated in the most unexpected or surprising way.