The Awards categories in 2024 are:

The Sir Michael Moritz Tech Start-up Award

International Impact Award

Rising Star of the Year Award

Tech Leader Award

Best AI Application Award

Best Blockchain Application Award

Best Digital Transformation Award

Best EdTech Application Award

Best GreenTech Application Award

Best Healthtech Application Award

Best VR / AR Application Award


Award entries for 2024 are now closed

The Sir Michael Moritz Tech Start-up Award


This category is all about honouring the remarkable, innovative companies right here in Wales that are at the forefront of creating and advancing cutting-edge technologies.


To qualify, the tech start-ups must exemplify traits such as agility, innovation, and resilience. They should not only offer fresh perspectives on existing technology but also be trailblazers in introducing new products or services. The champion of this category will have cracked the code to thrive in today's fiercely competitive market.


Entries must have been founded a maximum of three years before the date of the awards. 


Award entries are now closed.

International Impact Award


In this category, we seek to spotlight a Welsh tech company that has demonstrated outstanding achievements and expansion beyond the borders of the United Kingdom.


We're on the lookout for the extraordinary stories of businesses that have introduced innovative services or products in new countries, expanded their team internationally, secured international contracts or clients, and, as a result, witnessed significant growth in their company turnover or team size. This award celebrates those who have successfully made their mark on the global stage.


Award entries are now closed.

Rising Star of the Year Award


In this category, we are on the hunt for a rising talent, an individual who holds immense promise to become a future tech leader. This remarkable person has already made strides in their career, showcasing noteworthy progress.


They are the architects of successful and innovative projects, and have significantly contributed to their company's achievements, leaving an indelible mark on the tech industry. Entries are open to apprentices, recent graduates, women returners, and career changers who are redefining the trajectory of their careers and the tech sector itself. This award celebrates the ones to watch, the emerging tech stars of tomorrow.


Nominees must have worked within the tech industry for less than three years before the date of the Awards.


Award entries are now closed.

Tech Leader Award


We are in search of the best tech leader in 2024, someone whose profound dedication to the tech industry is unmistakable. This individual embodies innovation, serves as an inspiring role model in a rapidly evolving world, and stands as a true luminary in the tech field.


This award is a tribute to leaders who surpass conventional boundaries, leaders who are committed to empowering their teams, fostering peak performance, and playing a pivotal role in the continued success and growth of their organisations. This award celebrates those who redefine what it means to lead in the dynamic landscape of technology.


Award entries are now closed.

Best AI Application Award


In a world powered by intelligence and innovation, the Best AI Application Award stands as a testament to the remarkable strides made in artificial intelligence.


This award celebrates not just excellence, but ground-breaking implementation, honouring AI-driven applications that have not only demonstrated exceptional ingenuity and efficiency but also made a profound and positive impact on society. It recognises those who have harnessed the transformative power of AI to shape a smarter, more promising future for us all.


Award entries are now closed.

Best Blockchain Application Award


The Best Blockchain Application Award is a tribute to the innovators in blockchain technology and services. This prestigious recognition is given to those who have successfully harnessed the transformative potential of blockchain.


Entries should vividly illustrate how an initiative or project, even if it's in the pilot stage, has revolutionised the way a client conducts their transaction processes. It should showcase marked improvements in speed, productivity, precision, security, or cost-effectiveness. This award is dedicated to those who are redefining the future of transactions and security through blockchain innovation.


Award entries are now closed.

Best Digital Transformation Award


The Best Digital Transformation Award is dedicated to recognising the ingenuity and technical prowess behind the development of exceptional products or services with the potential to revolutionise entire industries or lifestyles.


All entries should vividly illustrate how technology has been employed to conquer a challenge and how it has already, or has the potential to, yield positive outcomes. These may include novel opportunities, enhanced internal processes, or significant cost efficiencies, showcasing the power of innovation in the realm of digital transformation.


Award entries are now closed.

Best EdTech Application Award


In the ever-evolving landscape of education, technology plays a pivotal role in transforming the way we learn and teach. The Best EdTech Application Award recognises the most exceptional and ground-breaking contributions to educational technology.


This award celebrates innovations that have a profound impact on educational processes, ranging from personalised learning solutions to cutting-edge teaching tools. We honour the visionaries who are enriching the world of education with their EdTech applications, making learning more engaging, accessible, and effective for students and educators alike.


Award entries are now closed.

Best Greentech Application Award


This category honours businesses that are at the forefront of providing products or services that make a positive impact on our planet, such as contributions to achieving net-zero targets.


Entries will delve into and spotlight how technology serves as a pivotal and indispensable force in the global climate initiative. This positive influence could have been generated either through direct actions or indirectly, by aiding other organisations in attaining their sustainability goals. This award celebrates those who are driving change and sustainability through innovative technology solutions, recognising them as sustainable technology champions.


Award entries are now closed.

Best Healthtech Application Award


In an era where technology continuously transforms healthcare, from enhancing life expectancy to diagnosing and treating diseases, as well as monitoring our well-being, it is clear that technology has become an invaluable asset in improving patient outcomes.


This category celebrates the innovative companies or individuals who are harnessing technology to make a tangible impact, regardless of the scale, on the well-being of patients and the broader healthcare landscape. This award celebrates those who are revolutionising the field of health technology.


Award entries are now closed.

Best VR / AR Application Award


This award honours the application that not only showcases creativity but also engages users on an unprecedented level. This is about celebrating the transformative potential of VR and AR that has the power to reshape our experiences, industries, and even the way we perceive the world.


From the pioneering creators to the visionary developers, this award recognises the visionaries who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in virtual and augmented reality, promising a brighter, more immersive future for us all.


Award entries are now closed.