IET seeks world’s brightest engineering innovations

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a worldwide search for the best engineering innovations via its awards programme – the IET Innovation Awards.

The Innovation Awards recognise excellence across 15 categories, which span the breadth of science, engineering and technology. The free-to-enter, international annual awards are open to members and non-members of the IET and celebrate innovative engineering excellence.

The Sustainability Innovation Award is open to any innovation in the fields of engineering, science and technology that demonstrate a contribution to sustainability. Entries for projects, processes, products and initiatives are welcomed either from individuals, small teams or organisations (both engineers and non-engineers) that are innovative in nature and sustainable from a resource perspective. The entry can cover an entirely new concept or the development of an existing process or product to provide a sustainable approach.

The Innovation Awards, now in their ninth year, are renowned for raising the profile of their winners and bringing them to a wider audience. Many former Innovation Awards winners report increased interest in their products as a result of winning the accolade.

Nigel Fine, Chief Executive of the IET said: “These awards recognise the most outstanding innovations across science, engineering and technology, celebrating the contribution made by engineers and technicians to enhance people’s lives everywhere.

“The IET is passionate about promoting engineering excellence and the Innovation Awards are a great opportunity to showcase some of the very best work taking place around the world.”

Each category of the Innovation Awards is independently judged by a panel of experts in that field, with the shortlist announced in October. Winners will be revealed at a glittering awards ceremony and gala dinner in London at The Brewery on 20 November.

To find out more about the Innovation Awards or to submit an entry, please visit www.theiet.org/innovation The deadline for entries is 26 July.

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