The finalists for the iNetwork Innovation Awards 2019 have been shortlisted. We have received some outstanding entries; which made it even more difficult for us to shortlist the finalists. Thank you to everyone that voted for the projects and to our judges for their time and expertise.

The finalists within each category are as follows:

Transforming & Innovating Public Services Award

  • Tameside & Glossop CCG & Tameside MBC – Digital Health Centre

  • North Yorkshire County Council – Blue Badge Service Transformation

  • Manchester City Council – Building a Resilient Community using an ACEs Lens

  • Oldham Council – Oldham Social Prescribing Innovation Partnership

  • North Yorkshire County Council – Improved Partnership and Collaborative Working


Connected Procurement & Commissioning Award

  • GM Health & Social Care Partnership – Greater Manchester Orthopaedics Project

  • North Yorkshire County Council – Single View of a Child Procurement Project

  • GM Health & Social Care Partnership – Greater Manchester Woundcare Project


Effective Information Sharing & Security Award

  • Greater Manchester Combined Authority – Project Digital Data Protection Impact Assessment

  • NAFN Data and Intelligence Services Tameside MBC – National Right to Buy Anti-Fraud Service

  • Transport for Greater Manchester – Contactless Ticketing

  • Greater Manchester Combined Authority – Dojo from CC2i


iStandUK Award

  • London Borough of Hackney – APIs as Microservices

  • NAFN Data and Intelligence Services Tameside MBC – National Register of Licencing Refusals and Revocation

  • Bristol City Council – Place-based Services Open Data


Partner Excellence Award

  • DWP & Merseyrail – Aspiring Instructors: Changing Lives Through Opportunity

  • Aspull Holy Family Primary School – The joys of digital learning in Primary Education

  • National Hunter – National Right to Buy Anti-Fraud Service

  • Manchester Resilience Hub – Manchester Resilience Hub


We are also very excited to announce that we have also shortlisted finalists for the OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD.

The Outstanding Contribution Award is iNetwork’s top award. This recognises the overall contribution that iNetwork members have made to the iNetwork partnership. Many factors are taken into account, such as the level of engagement with iNetwork, willingness to support the wider partnership by volunteering their knowledge and expertise, hosting and participating in events.

Every iNetwork member organisation is automatically considered for this award. This year’s top three finalists are:

*Manchester City Council

*Liverpool City Council

*Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership

All finalists (except the Outstanding Contribution finalists) will create a short two minute video to showcase their innovative project for the evening of the ceremony. The project videos will highlight and share the excellent work across the sector. All project videos will also be considered for the Most Creative Video Award, which recognises the originality and ingenuity to create inspired, fun, and/or impactful video content. 

The Winners will be announced at iNetwork’s glittering awards dinner and ceremony at the Marriott Manchester Albert and Victoria Hotel, on Thursday 21 November 2019. BBC Sports presenter, John Watson, will compere the evening. 

Detailed information about each of the finalists can be found on iNetwork’s website at: