Press release

2012 International Innovation Award winners revealed

26 November 2012

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the winners of its 2012 Innovation Awards, which include projects such as a titanium nail used for diagnosing broken bones and a robot that detects and repairs damaged transmission wires.

The awards recognise the most innovative companies operating within a wide variety of engineering and technology disciplines, with winners announced in 15 categories including a special category on Sports Technology (introduced specifically for the Olympic year), Emerging Technologies, Built Environment, Telecommunications and Healthcare Technologies.

The 2012 IET Innovation Awards attracted entries from 25 countries, offering industry innovators worldwide a unique opportunity to demonstrate their innovation and imagination as they tackle their own local, economic and social challenges.

The awards culminated in a glittering awards ceremony last night at The Brewery, London, hosted by world champion and Olympic swimmer Mark Foster.

Professor Andy Hopper, President of the IET, commented, “These awards continue to showcase some great technological innovations being created across the world. Each help solve some of our biggest economic and social issues to deliver a brighter future, which is why I am very proud that the IET Innovation Awards cut straight to the core goal for the IET - advancing collaborative knowledge to enhance peoples’ lives.”  

The IET Innovation Awards 2012 received generous support from sponsors ABB, Accenture, Altran, D Young & Co LLP, Lloyd’s Register, Mathworks, National Grid and NPL.

Media enquiries to:

Katie Stanton
Communications Executive

Tel: +44(0)1438 765608
Mob: +44(0)7738 713867
Email: kstanton@theiet.org

Notes to editors:

About the IET and the Innovation Awards

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is Europe’s largest professional engineering society, sharing and advancing knowledge to promote science, engineering and technology across the world.  The IET Innovation Awards celebrate the products, technologies and processes that lead the way in engineering innovation.

For more information, please visit: www.theiet.org and www.theiet.org/innovation