The Institution of Engineering and Technology has launched a search for the best engineering innovations through the ninth edition of its awards programme, the IET Innovation Awards.
The Innovation Awards recognise excellence across 15 categories, which span science, engineering and technology.
The free-to-enter, international, annual awards scheme provides an opportunity for engineering inventors to showcase their ideas.
It is open to any individual, company or organisation who is doing something that will introduce a step change and that contributes to better ways of doing things, new products, enhanced performance or better value.
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.”
Entries are sought in the following categories: asset management; built environment; communications; consumer electronics technology; emerging technology design; healthcare technologies; intelligent systems; information technology; measurement in action; model-based engineering; navigation and surveillance communications; power/energy; start-up; sustainability.
Each category of the Innovation Awards is independently judged by a panel of experts in that field, with the shortlist announced each October. Winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony and gala dinner in London at The Brewery on 20 November.
The deadline for entries is 26 July.