The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has opened entries for its Innovation Awards 2019 and is calling on those within the healthcare technologies sector to enter their inventions.
The Awards are judged by expert panels from across industry and academia and includes 16 categories, including the Healthcare Technologies category, that have been selected to address the demand of these challenges.
Last year’s Healthcare Technologies winner was UCL (University College London), for their work on tracking viruses in space and time.
Entries that come globally through these awards have the potential to make dramatic improvements to modern society, demonstrating the innovation and imagination of engineers worldwide as they tackle economic and social challenges.
IET president Mike Carr OBE, said: “Our Innovation Awards put the achievements of the most outstanding engineering and technology inventors around the world into the spotlight and play a critical role in helping them advance their vital work.
“Innovation is an essential foundation for the growth of the global economy and for raising the standard of living in all communities. It is a key differentiator that makes companies and projects successful and, in keeping with the IET’s mission to inspire excellence in engineering and technology, we are immensely proud to recognise, celebrate and show our support for these exceptional achievements.”
The Innovations Awards will take place on 13 November 2019 and are part of the IET’s Awards programme.
The entry deadline is 5 July 2019.