IET Innovation Awards winners

IET Innovation Awards winners announced

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the winners of its 2012 Innovation Awards.

The IET said 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 awards attracted entries from 25 countries, offering companies worldwide the opportunity to demonstrate innovation as they tackle local, economic and social challenges.

The awards ceremony was held on Thursday night at The Brewery in London, hosted by world champion and Olympic swimmer Mark Foster.

“These awards continue to showcase some great technological innovations being created across the world,” said Professor Andy Hopper, President of the IET.

“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 2012 IET Innovation Award winners were:

Asset Management
Hydro-Quebec
LineScout - High Voltage Overhead Line Robotic Inspection and Repair Platform

Built Environment
University of Leeds, Susiephone Ltd, Ordnance Survey, 1Spatial Ltd, ESRI(UK) Ltd, Symology Ltd, UK Water Industry Research Ltd (UKWIR), the VAULT Steering group and the VISTA consortium
VAULT: The Scottish Community Apparatus Data Vault - Real-Time Integrated Utility and Underground Asset Data

Electronics
ISDI Ltd
Very Large Radiation-Hard CMOS Imagers for Medicine

Embedded and Critical Systems
Bombardier Transportation
TrackSafe, a System to Improve Safety and Productivity for Railway Track Workers

Emerging Technologies
Neul
Wide Area Wireless Networks in TV White Space that will Enable the Internet of Things

Healthcare Technologies
Smith & Nephew UK Ltd and University College London
SmartNail: In Vivo Wireless Strain Measurement Tool for Monitoring and Diagnosing Fracture Healing

Information Technology
Actual Experience Ltd
Improving the Global Digital Experience, Unlocking Important Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits

Measurement in Action
LUX-TSI Ltd
eyeLIGHT Optical Radiation Safety Software Platform

Power / Energy
Arago Technology Ltd
Arago_Insulating Cross Arms for Transmission Towers

Product Design
Smith & Nephew UK Ltd
SmartNail: In Vivo Wireless Strain Measurement Tool for Monitoring and Diagnosing Fracture Healing

Software in Design
University of Surrey
A Motion Prediction and Modelling Framework for Reducing the Planning Target Volume Margin in External Beam Radiotherapy

Sports Technology
Impakt Protective, Inc
Wireless Impact Sensors for Head Injury Detection

Sustainability
Highview Power Storage
Cryo Energy System - Pilot Demonstrator

Telecommunications
Cassidian Ltd
Application-Aware, Secure Mobile Ad-Hoc Networking – Mobile IP Node

Transport
Network Rail & First Scotrail
Paisley Canal ‘Low Cost’ Electrification

The IET Innovation Awards 2012 was sponsored by ABB, Accenture, Altran, D Young & Co LLP, Lloyd’s Register, Mathworks, National Grid and NPL.

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