Entries now open for the ADS Security Innovation Award 2023


ADS Security Innovation Award 2022 winners TapSOS

Entries are now open for organisations exhibiting at Security & Policing 2023 to enter the ADS Security Innovation Award 2023, which recognises the innovative capabilities and services developed by UK security companies.

Now in its 18th year, 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.

Last year saw TapSOS crowned winners for its just tap emergency application, which enables non-verbal communications to the emergency services for those with physical, medical or situational barriers. Find out 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.

Find out more about the previous ADS Security Innovation Award winners


  • 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


All entries must be submitted by 17:00 on Friday 17 February 2023. Entrants will be notified of their result by the end of February 2023.


To submit an entry to the ADS Security Innovation Award 2023, please complete this Application Form:


Join world-leading suppliers and service providers that have already booked their place at Security & Policing 2023 – the Official UK Government Global Security Event – which returns to the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre between 14-16 March 2023.

Regardless of your company size, Security & Policing provides one of the world’s leading platforms for exhibitors to showcase the latest security and resilience technology and innovations to influential buyers and partners.

Find out more about exhibitor packages

Security & Policing remains a closed event and all exhibitors subject to Home Office approval and exhibitor criteria.