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The Competition

janetJanet Wood was the co-founder of Datesand Ltd and the mother of directors Jonathon and Nick.

Janet sadly passed away in 2010 and in her memory, we have decided to launch an annual innovation award.

Datesand would like to invite animal technicians and industry professionals to design a product that will then be marketed and sold within the Biomedical Science industry.


How it will work

Anyone wishing to enter must complete this application pack and submit it with any

supporting documents such as a description and drawing; to: jwiaward@datesand.com

Once all the applications are in, a team of judges will look at all entries and select the

designs that they feel will be best received by the industry and are the most viable.

These entries will then be judged by an independent panel of industry professionals and

Datesand management staff. From these entries, the judges will choose 3 finalists.

Prototypes of the final designs will be produced and displayed (anonymously) at the

AST 2020 Conference, where visitors to the Datesand stand will be given the opportunity

to vote for their favourite design.


The overall winner will be announced at the close of congress and the winner (if not there)

will be notified.


Deadline for Entries

All entries must be sent to Datesand Ltd by 1st February 2020



Entrants must be 18 years and over and work within the Biomedical/Life Science industry.