Cisco British Innovation Gateway

Take Your Ambition Further

Getting Involved

The BIG Awards is looking for technology-based business ideas that are already off the ground in some way. Better still, if you have a prototype or a proof of concept, we want to hear from you.

What do we mean by hi-tech business idea? Well, it's really broad - ideally digital, cloud or network-based solutions and relevant to one of the following categories:

The Internet of Everything

In this category, we are looking for submissions which can help both the public and private sector benefit from the potential of the 'Internet of Everything', utilising the network as the platform to deliver economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Collaboration

In this category, we are looking for submissions which can help both the public and private sector benefit from the BIG potential of the “Big Data, Data Centre/Virtualisation”, utilizing the network as the platform to deliver economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Mobility

In this category, we are looking for submissions which can help both the public and private sector benefit from the BIG potential of the “Mobility Solutions”, utilizing the network as the platform to deliver economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Big Data

In this category, we are looking for submissions which can help both the public and private sector benefit from the BIG potential of the “Collaboration, Video and Social Media”, utilizing the network as the platform to deliver economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Still unsure?
Take a peek at the 2012 finalists for the range of ideas, initiatives, products and innovations that made the cut last year.

2012 Winners »

Ready to enter?
Get started by completing this questionnaire - it could be the most productive few minutes you spend this year and the start of something BIG.

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Dates And Deadlines

The BIG Awards will kick off on 20 March 2013 and the winners will be announced in November 2013. Here are the important dates for your diary:

Launch

20 MarchLaunch event, The Gherkin

Open Submissions

20 MarchSubmissions open
21 JuneSubmissions close
1 JulyPhase 1 judging begins
15 JulyPhase 1 judging ends
15 JulySemi-finalists - notification begins
22 JulySemi-finalists - last day to confirm
31 JulyAnnounce semi-finalists

Semi-finals

31 JulySemi-finals begin
6 SeptemberSemi-final submissions close
9 SeptemberSemi-final judging begins
20 SeptemberSemi-final judging ends
23 SeptemberFinalists - notification begins
27 SeptemberFinalists - notification ends
1 OctoberAnnounce finalists

Finals

1 OctoberFinals begin
4 NovemberFinal submissions due
14 NovemberFinals event - winners announced
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