The IET have launched this year's Innovation Awards competition, the annual opportunity for the technology and engineering community to recognise its best achievements. CW are delighted to be supporting it once again!
There is so much innovation taking place within the CW community and this process offers an unparalleled forum for promoting and celebrating your hard work in front of the foremost businesses in the sector. CW strongly encourages our members to look through the categories and consider applying.
The entry deadline is 5 July. Further information including FAQs is available on the IET Innovation Awards site. This year the sixteen categories are:
- Armed Forces - established to recognise the inherently innovative activity of Sailors, Soldiers, Aircrew and Marines from around the world.
- Communications - entries will be considered for innovation in all aspects of communications and communication technology. They can range from research concepts and ideas to technical issues and industrial applications
- Cyber Security - will recognise innovations that have reached the stage where its potential to mitigate risk to organisations, government and individuals in the UK has been clearly identified.
- Emerging Technology Design - recognition will be given to entries delivering tangible, pioneering and original solutions which address specific needs, offer a new value stream.
- Healthcare Technologies - applications are welcomed from academic, industrial, clinical, consulting and service organisations which have developed or demonstrated innovative technology in healthcare, enabling technologies or applications. Entries can range from research concepts and ideas to technical issues and industrial applications.
- Information Technology - we want to hear about innovations that are demonstrably capable of commercial exploitation and or provide advantages for society at large.
- Intelligent Systems - recognising innovation in the new wave of embedded and real-time systems that are typically highly connected, have massive processing power, and perform complex functions that are often safety-critical or mission-critical.
- Manufacturing Technology - applications can range from research concepts and ideas to technical issues and industrial applications.
- Model-Based Engineering - recognising projects, at any stage of development, where modelling and simulation have been used in the design, implementation and test of products, especially innovative embedded systems.
- Power and Energy - for innovations ranging from generation, distribution, measurement, storage, conversion and consumption.
- Safety Technology - the application of innovative digital technology to solve human, operational and asset related safety and risk challenges.
- Start-up - entries are welcomed from engineering start-ups which can demonstrate that they have solved a worthwhile problem and achieved early commercial traction.
- Sustainability and Environmental Impact - open to any and all innovations in fields of engineering, science and technology that demonstrate a significant contribution to sustainability or achieving a positive impact on current environmental issues and challenges.
- Technology Transfer - celebrating the effective use of an existing technology or process from one sector to another for us in an alternative way, delivering huge potential benefits in terms of scale, time to market and relative costs.
- Transport - for innovation in any aspect of technology innovation across the transport sector.
- Young Innovators - for anyone aged 18 to 35 (inclusive) who has designed an innovative product that can help to solve or address a real world issue that they are passionate about.