The GREAT Tech Awards: Overview

The GREAT Tech Awards: Summer Reception
On 30 July 2013, the British Consulate General New York and UK Trade & Investment hosted a reception for potential applicants to the GREAT Tech Awards. The Consul General, Danny Lopez explains why the awards were created and our sponsors say why they are pleased to participate:

Hear why various members of the Tech Industry want to be part of The GREAT Tech Awards:

The GREAT Tech Awards
will celebrate the strong relationship between the technology scenes in the United Kingdom and United States reinforcing the message that cities such as London and New York are leading hubs for technology and innovation. The GREAT Tech Awards emphasizes the support structures for start-ups/tech companies in the UK and US, which provide a platform for entrepreneurs to work more closely together. The Great Tech Awards highlight exciting tech developments in the New York market and the UK, particularly London’s Tech City.

Five New York-based technology companies in categories listed below will win a GREAT opportunity to explore expansion to the UK during an exclusive business development visit to London from 14-19 October 2013:
1. Hardware
2. Education
3. Lifestyle
4. Finance
5. Media

The Advisors’ Choice Award will recognize a successful British tech company that has established a dynamic presence in the New York market.

To find out more about the exciting prizes, please click here.
The Award winners from the five categories will be handpicked by judges – made up of the finest industry leaders, influencers, and entrepreneurs.

Applications closed on Friday, 6 September.

When will the winners be announced?
The six winners will be celebrated at The GREAT Tech Awards Gala on 2 October in Manhattan.
For more updates on The Tech Awards, follow us @UKTItechNY #GREATtech


If you are interested in learning how UKTI services can help
your company expand to the UK please contact:

Patricia Young
Vice Consul (ICT/Tech City)
212 745 0451
          Yuka Nagai
Business Development (Tech City)
212 745 0488

For Media and PR, Please contact:

Patricia Summers
Press Officer, British Consulate General New York
212 745 0251


The GREAT Tech Awards: Categories & Eligibility

The GREAT Tech Awards will celebrate a winner from each of the following categories:

1. Hardware
  e.g. 3D printing, maker’s movement, electronics sectors
2. Education
  e.g. coding, e-learning platforms, technology changing the science, technology changing the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sectors
3. Lifestyle
  e.g. retail, e-commerce, fashion, health/wellness sectors
4. Finance
  e.g. mobile payments, crowd sourcing, technology for the financial services sectors
5. Media
  e.g. ad-tech, enterprise, music sectors


Eligibility for US companies:
Must be a US headquartered company with a New York business presence
No current UK presence
Must have a verifiable international client base and be ready to grow internationally
Must have a primary focus on products or services within the field of technology
Must have an employee headcount of 3-100
Be relevant to one of the five award categories mentioned above


Advisors’ Choice Award:

Eligibility for UK companies:
Companies headquartered, organized and in good standing in England, Scotland, Wales,
or Northern Ireland
Must have an office in New York
Must have a primary focus on products or services within the field of technology


For full details on the official rules and the judging criteria, please click here.



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