Press release

Leading innovator honoured for contribution to engineering

15 November 2017

Esteemed science innovator and entrepreneur Dr Hermann Hauser KBE, whose ventures have been at the forefront of UK innovation, has been rewarded for his outstanding achievements in engineering and innovation, with an Honorary Fellowship from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Dr Hermann Hauser completed his PhD in Physics at Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge and has developed an extensive entrepreneurial portfolio. In 1978 he co-founded Acorn Computers, later becoming Vice-President of Olivetti, which took control of Acorn, and co-founded the Olivetti Research Laboratory in Cambridge. He also started the Active Book Company and in 1990, spun out Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) from Acorn.  In 1997 Dr Hauser co-founded Amadeus Capital Partners.

On receiving his Honorary Fellowship, Dr Hauser said: “It is a great privilege to have been selected to receive this Honorary Fellowship of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. I have always enjoyed the events and the company of many distinguished Fellows at the IET; I am grateful and proud to receive this honour.”

Nick Winser, IET President, said: “I am delighted that we are able to mark the outstanding achievements of Dr Hermann Hauser, with one of the IET’s highest honours, Honorary Fellowship. He has been an inspiration and role-model for generations of entrepreneurs, being directly involved in many companies, providing enthusiasm, mentoring, and financing which has led to technology-based wealth-creation at scale.”


Notes to editors:

Dr Hauser formally accepted his Honorary Fellowship at the IET Achievement Awards on Wednesday 15 November in central London.