Pharma Industry Awards 2016
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  • Entry Document: 5 A4 pages in total. This must be in PDF format.
  • 50 word entry summary (300 characters MAX): Summary of your entry written in the 3rd person. This will be used in the Awards' event guide.
  • 2 high-quality JPEG photos: These will represent your entry in the Awards' AV presentation.
  • A high-quality JPEG version of your organisation logo.
  • Trophy Recipient: We require the name and position of the person accepting the trophy on your organisation's behalf should you be successful.
  • Maximum File Size: No more than 8 MB for each item.

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Categories & Criteria



Pharma Industry Company of the Year

Sponsored by:
Kuehne + Nagel

You cannot formally enter this category; the recipient will be selected from the winners of the other categories.

Pharma Leader 2017

Sponsored by:
Accreate

This award will go to the person that has made a significant contribution to the Pharmaceutical industry in Ireland.

You cannot formally enter this category. The recipient of this award will be decided after due consideration.

Pharma Company of the Year - Large

Sponsored by:
Camida

This award is open to any large Pharmaceutical company operating in Ireland that develops, produces, and markets drugs or pharmaceuticals. We define a large company as one with over 250 employees.

Pharma Company of the Year - SME

Sponsored by:
Kuehne + Nagel

This award is open to any small and medium-sized (SME) Pharmaceutical company operating in Ireland that develops, produces, and markets drugs or pharmaceuticals. We define a SME company as one with up to 249 employees.

Biopharma Company of the Year

Sponsored by:
Kuehne + Nagel

This award is open to any organisation involved in the production of pharmaceutical products manufactured in, extracted from, or semi synthesized from biological sources.

Biotech Company of the Year

Sponsored by:
Micro-Bio Ireland

This award is open to any company or organisation working on the cutting edge of biotechnology. It is designed to recognise entrepreneurs for their achievements in the commercialisation of biological processes to research and develop medicines and pharmaceutical agents.

Pharma Research Centre of the Year

This award will recognise the outstanding Pharma Research Centre in Ireland over the past 12 months.

Pharma Contract Services Company of the Year

This award is open to any organisation offering contract services to the Irish Pharmaceutical industry. This may include, but is not limited to, Contract Research Organisations, Development, Analysis or Testing, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing and IT services.

Pharma Supplier of the Year

This award recognises the supplier that has provided a ‘best in class’ service, solution, product or goods to Ireland’s Pharmaceutical industry.

Pharma Start-up Company of the Year

This award is open to any organisation company established within the last 3 years working in the Irish pharmaceutical sector.

Pharma Project of the Year - Large

Sponsored by:
Dawsonrentals

This award recognises an outstanding project undertaken in Ireland’s Pharma industry over the past 12 months. We have defined a large project as one with a budget of over €500,000.

Pharma Project of the Year - Small

This award recognises an outstanding project undertaken in Ireland’s Pharma industry over the past 12 months. We have defined a small project as one with a budget of less than €500,000.

Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by:
Watson Marlow

 Does your company think outside of the box? Do you ensure that not only is product delivered to the highest standard but through distinctly innovative processes that help you stand out from your competitors? This award is open to any company or organisation that has conceived a new product, packaging solution, process or technology that yielded significant results. This can include adapting or integrating an already existing solution.

Operational Excellence Award

Sponsored by:
GS1 Ireland

This award is open any company in Pharma industry that has used operational excellence as a critical driver to ensure processing and manufacturing efficiency and excellence. Achieving operational excellence is a challenge, with many companies setting successful examples time and again.

Health & Safety Award

Sponsored by:
Ardmac

This award is open to any company operating in the Pharma industry that can demonstrate best practice in health and safety, compliance to standards, training, technical and behavioural improvements over the past 12 months.

Export Achievement Award

This award will recognise the organisation in Ireland’s Pharma industry that can best demonstrate an effective and rewarding export strategy.

Supply Chain Achievement Award

This award will recognise an organisation in Ireland’s pharma industry that has implemented a secure supply chain and logistics strategy.

Communications Award

Sponsored by:
Lennox

This award recognises the best communications campaign undertaken in Ireland’s pharma industry over the past 12 months. This can be either an internal or external campaign, and can include anything from advertising and PR campaigns, TV and Radio, to Digital and other techniques.

Research & Development Achievement Award

Sponsored by:
3M

 This award recognises an individual or teams working in the pharmaceutical sector on the research and commercial development of new products and/or new processes. This can include bringing a new product to the marketplace, discovering or creating a unique material, transferring a research or technology development to practice, improving the performance of an existing product or creating a new simulation or design tools.

Partnership Alliance of the Year

This award will recognise innovative collaborations, both internally and externally, in Ireland’s Pharma industry. The judges will be looking for evidence of a strong strategic partnership involving commercial inputs for both partners.

Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by:
Indaver Ireland

This award recognises sustainable development in the pharmaceutical industry through innovative and sustainable use of resources and prioritises the needs of the wider environment and society. This can be a reduced carbon footprint, or energy saving products and methods. This can also include the adoption of a scheme that has made a difference to the attitudes and behaviour of staff and resulted in a benefit to the environment, or a new partnership that demonstrates tangible evidence of environmental benefit. This can be on a single project, across a series of projects, or through a change process within an organisation.

Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the Year

Sponsored by:
Guaranteed Irish

The award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme of the Year is open to any company in the pharmaceutical sector that contributes to the welfare of local communities. This can range from involvement with community projects, raising funds, encouraging the active involvement of the community in special projects or the development of the company’s employees.

Pharma Education & Training Award

This award is open to any third level institution, technical training college or company involved in the delivery and development of pharmaceutical knowledge or skills.