The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) recognised the world's most forward thinking and revolutionary inventions at its awards ceremony in central London.
Fifteen winners were recognised for their contributions to innovation on Wednesday night.
Many of the victors were celebrated for technology created for social development in categories ranging from sustainability, healthcare and transport.
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Double award winner, Desolenator is a sustainable water system that desalinates and purifies all forms of water through the power of the sun, with the potential to give millions of people access to clean water.
A needle-free, non-invasive saliva test for pre-eclampsia called Salurate by Morgan Innovation and Technology was also recognised with a gong.
NATS & Lockheed Martin have developed an Air Traffic Management tool that utilises a world-first, time-based separation algorithm which has been put in to place at Heathrow Airport to optimise landing rate.
The system has significantly reduced delays for travellers and helped to further the field of infrastructure technology.
Metrasens were recognised by the IET, for developing a quasi-static magnetic measurements that can be used to detect contraband detection in prisons and is already proving to be a commercial success.
Fripp Design and Research, another winner, has created a 3D silicone printer, the world’s first, that is capable of creating geometric moulds for us in industry which are usually highly costly and complex.
IET President, Naomi Climer commented: “The IET Innovation Awards are one of the main highlights of the engineering calendar, and this year the standard was exceptionally high.
“From advancing social change and improving healthcare, to developing infrastructure, hundreds of quality entries from all over the globe vied for a top prize and we’re thrilled to announce the 15 winning innovations and recognise the talents of their creators.
“By celebrating excellence and innovation in our industry, we very much hope that the Innovation Awards will continue to inspire other bright sparks to excel and create, challenging the boundaries of technology in order to improve our everyday lives.”