Research and development (R&D) is a vital process that drives innovation, productivity and competitiveness in various sectors and industries. From creating new products and services to improving existing ones, R&D is essential for solving complex problems and advancing human knowledge. To celebrate the achievements and contributions of R&D professionals and organisations across the globe, Acquisition International magazine is proud to announce the return of the Research & Development Awards for its second year!
The Research & Development Awards 2023 aims to recognise and reward excellence in R&D across a wide range of fields and disciplines. Whether it is in biotechnology, engineering, software, or any other domain, the Research & Development Awards 2023 will showcase the people and practices that are leading the way in R&D.
The Research & Development Awards are open to all individuals, teams, companies, and institutions that are involved in any aspect of R&D, from planning and funding to execution and evaluation.
The R&D industry in the last 12 months has seen an exponential speed of growth, reflecting the current trends and challenges that shape the landscape in 2023. Some of these trends include artificial intelligence (AI), which is becoming ubiquitous in organizations, green technology addressing environmental issues, gene editing altering nature itself, and robotics enhancing human capabilities; amongst some. These trends pose new opportunities as well as a need for innovation within the R&D field. The Research & Development Awards will therefore seek to reward those who demonstrate unmatched levels of innovation.
As a leading online publication that reaches over 108,000 subscribers worldwide, Acquisition International magazine aims to highlight the importance of R&D for economic growth and social progress and ensure global industry recognition for those who go on to be successful.
There is a simple yet rigorous merit-driven process that ensures fairness and transparency. Alongside nominations, we have our dedicated in-house research team that source, analyse and reward businesses that we think deserve to be recognised for their achievements. Using this method means that, regardless of industry or size, firms and individuals can be judged on a level playing field. The voting process is open to anyone who wishes to nominate an individual or organization for an award.
This awards programme is completely free to enter and if your firm is lucky enough to be successful, you will be presented to our circulation of 108,000 and promoted on our website for a minimum of 12 months.
In addition, our awardees are welcome to choose from our range of competitively priced promotional opportunities to increase exposure of the good news to a global audience, via Acquisition International’s magazine, website, and social media platforms!
The Research & Development Awards 2023 offer plenty of benefits for those who choose to take part.
If you are interested in taking part in the Research & Development Awards 2023, then please complete the voting form found above. Alternatively, if you would like further information about how the Research & Development Awards can benefit your organisation, please feel free to contact the awards team at email@example.com.
The Nomination Team can assist with answering any queries that you have regarding a nomination, or the process involved in taking part in one of our award programmes.
Please get in touch with us via email or over the phone if you have any questions - we are happy to help!
Nominees are gained via our online nomination form from magazine subscribers, online visitors, social media following, clients and our wider circulation.
Those putting forward nominees are welcome to nominate their own firm or colleagues within their firm as well as third party businesses.
Acquisition International is part of the publishing house AI Global Media, the publishers also put forward nominees for consideration.
All those who formally accept their nomination will be asked if they would like to submit material for further consideration as supporting evidence.
We consider materials supplied by nominees, information on those nominated businesses available online and any information supplied with the original nomination.
Our research team who are highlighted below will assess all information presented when it comes to determining winners.
The team gather information independently from a number of publicly available sources, they will assess the material supplied by the nominees and by those who put them forward originally.
They will cast their final judgment based on various criteria including client dedication, innovation, business growth, longevity, online reputation, client feedback and business performance.
Once winners have been determined each winner will be contacted directly.
Details of those winners will be embargoed until Acquisition International formally announce the winners publicly via the website and award winners' magazine.
We encourage all of our winners to publicly announce their win independently.
Announcements via company websites, social media channels, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are a great way of really maximising the exposure gained from such an amazing achievement.
After joining the business in 2015, Martyn has been involved with numerous award programmes on Acquisition International and has thus developed a keen interest in corporate finance matters. Gaining an understanding of the trends affecting how businesses perform has been hugely important in his role as lead researcher on AI.
Martyn is honoured to be the figurehead for AI award programmes, after witnessing the brand develop over the last four years.
Laura is our awards manager overseeing a number of our key Acquisition International awards programmes
Jeremy is head of the research team, a diligent individual committed to Acquisition International’s customers and award winners
As one of AI Global Media’s Directors, Kathryn is passionate about delivering maximum value for each award winner.
"As a freelance business adviser, it was a fantastic feeling just to be noticed amongst all the other larger consulting firms in the UK.
I’ve used the award in a number of ways already: to assure clients that they are, and are continuing to, work with recognised excellence; and to assure my parents that their son didn’t turn out all that badly after all!
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