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    The Corporate Entrepreneur Awards (CEA) is an awards evening like no other. Back for 2018 - it's going to be bigger, better, and bolder. It's a chance for corporate entrepreneurs and their teams to celebrate together. To meet others who have also done more than many thought possible. To spend an evening at the Design Museum, London in the company of those who have made big ideas in big business a real reality.

    On Thursday 22 November 2018, 400 corporate entrepreneurs from c.120 of the world’s biggest brands will gather at the Design Museum, London for the 9th annual CEA party, hosted by Market Gravity and Deloitte.

    Here’s a taste of what’s to come on the night.


    We have had an amazing response to this year's CEA with over 80 entries from 65 of the world's largest brands across a range of sectors including energy, healthcare, financial services, automotive, retail and lottery, all shortlisted for an award. With strict entry criteria, only those that make the grade are accepted into the awards and shortlisted.

    There are three main awards categories that celebrate and represent core areas of innovation, including: the Dare to Defy award which celebrates those who found new ways to challenge harder, work faster and achieve more, throwing out the rule book to achieve objectives; the Rising Star award which celebrates the boldness and determination needed to prove a concept and ready it for launch; and finally the Excellence in Innovation award which is for those who have turned a big idea into a true gamechanger for their customers and their industry.

    To excel in innovation, courage is needed to deliver something unique and forge a better way. Take a look at all our shortlisted nominees here.

    Our finalists and winners are announced at the CEA party.


    With such an impressive range of entries this year, it was harder than ever to select the winners. Our expert judges met on the 5th November to review, debate and select the winners of the Dare to Defy, the Rising Star and Excellence in Innovation categories.

    See our judges in action in the short video below.


    This award is about celebrating those around us; who did it differently.

    Shining a light on other’s success is just as important as celebrating our own. It’s good to be around those that ‘get it’, those, who in their own way believe in the power and impact of collaboration, just like you do.

    All our nominees were automatically entered into this award which is voted for online by the corporate entrepreneur community, brands, their fans and followers and teams.

    Voting opened on the 31st October and closes 16 November 2018. Take a look at all the nominees and if there's still time - vote for your favourite innovation. Look for the icon below in your Twitter feeds and support our nominees.


    Market Gravity

    At this year’s CEA, guests will have the chance to win a consulting package worth £50k from Market Gravity, the proposition design consultancy. Guests can chat with one of the team and find out how they help the world’s leading companies create and launch innovative products and services that have shaken up their industries. Discover their ‘secret sauce’ and get inspired by how they help clients think better, work faster and launch bigger.

    Come and meet Market Gravity and find out how to win a consulting package that will supercharge your next breakthrough proposition!

    The Shed

    Deloitte’s IoT innovation group – The SHED, demystifies IoT technology, the hype and the proliferation of smart solutions and solves business problems first. Come and chat to us about past projects and see the technology that made them a success.

    Our "Augmented Reality Virtual Factory" showcases how new technologies can pair with existing industrial assets and systems to unlock measurable value across an entire production line in just a few weeks. You’ll be able to walk around using a phone to see a duck factory come to life and explore how rubber ducks are made!

    Come and see a real-time data feed from a range of sensors we’ve installed measuring demographics, emotion and gaze that demonstrate the power of IoT.


    Market Gravity, in cooperation with Alibaba Cloud, Deloitte and Landsec is developing Shopalytics, an analytics platform to help retailers improve customer experience and the performance of their physical stores.

    Technology can transform a shopper’s experience, which is the intersection of retail and technology. We believe that the offline customer experience should be just as great as the online experience.

    Come and chat with the team about how the benefits of online analytics can be applied to the physical world and see live demonstrations in a changing room ‘of the future’ environment.


    There are no round tables, black ties or long ball gowns. This is a polished party and really is an awards event like no other.

    Expect amazing food, fantastic cocktails and drinks, good conversation and of course award winning innovation, all set in the inspiring surroundings of the world renowned Design Museum, London.

    There's no charge to join us. The night is on us, to honour you, your team and your achievements. If you'd like to request a ticket, you can do so here.


    19:00 Doors open

    19:00 - 20:15 Welcome drinks | Food | Showcases

    20:15 - 21:00 The Awards

    21:00 - 22:00 Showcases | Food | Drinks

    22:00 Market Gravity prize winner announced

    22:30 Bar closes | Farewell

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    Got a questions about the event? Checkout our FAQs or drop us an email.

    Checkout the highlights video from the CEA 2017 below!