There are just a few days left to enter a brand new award to recognise digital innovation in Surrey which has been launched in partnership with the The University of Surrey Business School.
The University of Surrey Business School “Digital Innovation Award” – new for SDA16 – will reward one company that has used digital technology to improve the experience of their customers or increase the productivity of their staff.
Entry for the Digital Innovation Award can be made here.
Entries will be judged by a team of experts at the University of Surrey Business School and the new accolade will be presented at the Surrey Digital Awards 2016 Presentation Evening, which takes place on March 10, 2016.
Businesses wishing to enter will need to be able to describe their organisation’s business activities, explain how they have been digitally innovative in the past twelve months and how they have benefitted from this innovation.
The Surrey Digital Awards is the first and only scheme exclusively dedicated to recognising the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools across the county.
Surrey Business School – in Guildford – offers a range of high-quality, challenging programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as executive education across the business and management and accounting and finance spheres.
The School is also home to CoDE, the Surrey Centre for the Digital Economy.
Professor Roger Maull, Co-Director of CoDE at Surrey Business School said: “The University of Surrey’s Business School is the home of Centre for the Digital Economy (CODE).
“CODE’s aim is to research the social and economic impact of the digital revolution. We have five areas of focus: digital platforms; Internet of Things; crypto-currencies; the processes of agile innovation and developing algorithms for analysing large datasets and have received over £4m of funding from the UK research council and Europe for our research in these areas.
“CODE works closely with both established and emerging businesses that are trying to take advantage of the opportunities that digital provides.
“We are delighted to be sponsoring the 2016 Surrey Digital Awards and looking forward to reading the nominations to the new Digital Innovation category.
“We’re looking for organisations large or small that have seized the opportunities of digital technology and are creating new products and services or transforming how customers are being engaged through e.g. better data analytics.
“Digital technology is transforming every aspect of our lives so from hi-tech innovators to communities with a great idea we want to hear from all of you.”
Andy Pritchard, from Premio64, the team behind the Surrey Digital Awards said: “We are thrilled to be working with Surrey Business School at the University of Surrey, a highly respected institution.
“It great that they’re putting their name to our new ‘Website: B2B category and we look forward to having the opportunity to host the “Digital Innovation Award” for the first time.”
The team at Surrey Business School pride themselves on offering courses that are both academically rigorous and practically relevant, making extensive use of guest speakers from business and industry and embedding their own internationally excellent research into their programmes.
Surrey Business School is accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and they have created a vibrant and stimulating environment in which their faculty, students and alumni work with corporate businesses, SMEs, start-ups, national and local policy-makers, government and the third sector.
For more information about Surrey Business School and the opportunities for partnering with businesses, visit http://www.surrey.ac.uk/business-school