IEE launches engineering innovation awards

April 20, 2005


he Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) has launched an awards competition designed to recognize innovation in engineering. It is inviting individuals and organizations to submit entries describing an engineering project, product or process that demonstrates genuine novelty and significant technological progress.

Awards will be made in nine main sectors, including manufacturing, electronics, robotics and control, information technology, and electrical technologies. There will also be six cross-disciplinary categories, including project team, emerging technologies, product design, and sustainability.

"The IEE Innovation in Engineering Awards build on the IEE's commitment to promote and encourage technological advancement by recognizing pioneering work undertaken by forward-thinking companies," said IEE chief executive, Dr. Alf Roberts.

Entries have to be in by June 15th, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony September 14th. The awards' sponsors include ABB, National Instruments, BT, RS Components, and Sony.