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:
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.”