ADS Security Innovation Award

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Exhibitors at Security & Policing are invited to enter the ADS Security Innovation Award which recognises the innovative capabilities and services developed by UK security companies.

The award is specifically designed to identify those capabilities that have caused a step change in the effectiveness of the UK’s ability to prevent, respond to, reduce the impact of or investigate risks and incidents.


Congratulations to Sesanti who won the 18th annual ADS Security Innovation Award at Security & Policing 2023: Read more


  • All Submissions are exposed to senior representatives from Government, industry and academia involved in innovation
  • Finalists get enhanced visibility at the Security & Policing event, including a prime slot in the Fusion Forum at Security & Policing and presentation of the winner’s award by a UK Minister or senior official
  • Media support for announcement of the Award


  • Enhanced visibility at the Security & Policing event, including incorporation into VIP exposure
  • Dedicated media and PR support from the ADS Public Affairs and Media team


Entries for the award are judged against four criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Uniqueness in the market
  • Market demand
  • Clear impact on addressing security and resilience issues

Submissions will be reviewed by an eminent panel of judges drawn from Government, Academia and Industry who will down select up to six submissions to the Finals Stage.


Up to 6 finalists will be given the opportunity to pitch their submission to the panel of judges in a Live Pitch Final in the Fusion Forum. Following these presentations, the judges will decide ADS Security Innovation Award winner and runner-up.  The judges may also choose to recognise other entrants through ‘Highly Commended’ certificates.


  • You must be exhibiting at Security & Policing
  • You must be a UK Registered Company
  • Products/services must have been brought to market in the last two years. This can include new versions/updates of existing technology.
  • Examples of a government or commercial customer currently using the product or service must be provided.
  • The product or service must have been developed within the UK and by your Organisation


More details regarding entry for 2024 will be released ahead of the event.