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International engineering stars win coveted industry accolades at London ceremony

21 November 2013


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the winners of its Innovation Awards, at a prestigious London ceremony. The 15 accolades were awarded to 12 different companies by Tim Campbell, former winner of the BBC’s The Apprentice.

Those picking up awards include Solution Cascade Technologies Ltd for its on-line leak detection systems for aerosol production, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and EADS Astrium UK Ltd for their NovaSAR Space-Based Radar Imaging System and ABB for their ‘Energy Recuperation System for Recovery of Train Braking Energy’ innovation.

The winners of the awards were chosen from almost 400 entries from 30 countries. The full list is as follows:

  • Asset Management – Omnicom Engineering Ltd
  • Built Environment – Cooltech Applications
  • Communications - Qualcomm
  • Consumer Electronics Technology – Wolfson Microelectronics plc
  • Emerging Technology Design – Team Consulting Ltd and OrganOx Ltd
  • Healthcare Technologies – Team Consulting Ltd and OrganOx Ltd
  • Information Technology – Bournemouth University and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Intelligent Systems – Team Consulting Ltd and OrganOx Ltd
  • Measurement in Action – Cascade Technologies Ltd
  • Model Based Engineering – CNH Belgium nv
  • Navigation & Surveillance Communications – Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and EADS Astrium UK Ltd
  • Power/Energy – Energy Recovery
  • Start-up – DCBPower Inc
  • Sustainability – Energy Recovery
  • Vehicle Technologies – ABB

Barry Brooks, IET President, said: “This year’s competition has been the most international to date - we received almost 400 entries this year from 30 different countries. It’s pleasing to see just how companies recognise the value of the IET’s international reach. The winners were picked from a very impressive set of global innovations, and were recognised as the most forward thinking, pioneering advances in their fields.

“I’d especially like to congratulate the Team Consulting, OrganOx and Energy Recovery teams who all picked up two or more awards for their innovations.

“These awards are part of the IET’s annual campaign to inspire and celebrate engineering excellence.  Last year, the IET provided over £500,000 to highlight excellence and research in the sector and encourage the next generation of engineers and technicians.  Our awards seek to highlight the industry’s elite, from apprentices and technicians at the start of their careers through to senior established professionals.”

Media enquiries to:

Robert Beahan
External Communications Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1438 767336
Mob: +44 (0)7595 400912
Email: rbeahan@theiet.org

Notes to editors:

  • Interview opportunities are available with IET spokespeople from a broad range of engineering and technology disciplines including cyber-security, energy, engineering skills, innovation, manufacturing, technology, transport and women in engineering.
  • The IET is one of the world’s largest organisations for engineers and technicians.  We have 160,000 members in 127 countries around the world.
  • The IET is working to engineer a better world. We inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society.
  • The IET is the Professional Home for Life® for engineers and technicians, and a trusted source of engineering intelligence and thought leadership.
  • For more information, visit www.theiet.org