Call for innovators to enter IET Innovation Awards
Published: 6 June 2019 - Carly Wills
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has opened entries for its Innovation Awards 2019, and is calling on innovators from across the engineering and technology sector worldwide to enter their cutting-edge inventions.
The Innovation Awards recognise and celebrate the very best new innovations across the breadth of science, engineering and technology. Progress in these sectors is increasingly fast moving and the ability to innovate remains at the forefront of sustainability and competitiveness.
Entries that come globally through these awards have the potential to make dramatic improvements to modern society, demonstrating the innovation and imagination of engineers worldwide as they tackle economic and social challenges. The awards are judged by expert panels from across industry and academia and include 16 categories that have been carefully selected to address the demand of these challenges.
IET president, Mike Carr OBE, said: “Our Innovation Awards put the achievements of the most outstanding engineering and technology inventors around the world into the spotlight and play a critical role in helping them advance their vital work.
“Innovation is an essential foundation for the growth of the global economy and for raising the standard of living in all communities. It is a key differentiator that makes companies and projects successful and, in keeping with the IET’s mission to inspire excellence in engineering and technology, we are immensely proud to recognise, celebrate and show our support for these exceptional achievements.”
One of 2018’s most significant awards, the IET and E&T Innovation of the Year, went to NeuroCONCISE Ltd for its wearable, AI-enabled neurotechnology platform that translates brainwaves into control signals. This innovation also won the Start-up category.
The Innovations Awards will take place on 13 November 2019 and are part of the IET’s Awards programme, which celebrates excellence and research in the sector and encourages the next generation of engineers and technicians. All IET awards seek to inspire and reward engineering excellence, including apprentices at the start of their careers, through to reputable, established professional engineers and technicians.
To find out more, please visit www.theiet.org/innovation. The entry deadline is 5 July 2019.