Welcome to the home page for iNetwork’s Sixth Annual Innovation Awards. The 2019 iNetwork Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate, learn, and share innovation across the local public sector, and its partner organisations. This year we are excited to receive nominations for 5  unique award categories and from a diverse range of organisations, sectors, and services.


Since 2014, the iNetwork Awards have successfully cast a light on projects and teams that have delivered transformation and excellence in public service delivery. By highlighting outstanding projects across the sector,  the Innovation Awards represent the perfect opportunity to come together and celebrate the brilliance and dedication of public servants, and their partners, as they strive to deliver more effective, and better value, services for their communities.

Key Dates

The Innovation Awards nominations will open on Wednesday 15th May at 9:00 and close Sunday 15th September at midnight. All nominations will be entered into the public vote from Monday 23rd September until Sunday 29th September. After the judging process all shortlisted finalists will be invited to the Awards Dinner & Ceremony on Thursday 21st November.

If you have worked on, or know of, any project, service or initiative that promotes innovation in local public services, then have a read of the awards timeline process and categories below and submit your nominations before the closing date.

Connected Procurement & Commissioning Winners 2019

GM Health & Social Care Partnership

Greater Manchester Orthopaedics Project

Effective Information Sharing & Security Winners 2019

NAFN Data and Intelligence Services Tameside MBC

National Right to Buy Anti-Fraud Service

Transforming & Innovating Public Services Winners 2019

Tameside & Glossop CCG and Tameside MBC

Digital Health Centre

iStandUK Winners 2019

London Borough of Hackney

APIs as Microservices

Most Creative Video Award Winners 2019

North Yorkshire CC

Blue Badge Service Transformation

Partner Excellence Award Winners 2019

DWP & Merseyrail

Aspiring Instructors: Changing Lives Through Opportunity

Outstanding Contribution Award Winners 2019

Manchester City Council