16 November 2016 | The Brewery, London, UK
Sponsored by GCHQ
Supported by Cambridge Wireless
Entries to the IET Communications Innovation Award category will be considered for innovation in all aspects of communications.
Entries can range from research concepts and ideas to technical issues and industrial applications, and are encouraged from, but not limited to, the themes and topics in the following areas:
- Wireless and wired communications systems from sub-systems to complete networks and from technology to applications
- Fixed/mobile/converged voice and/or data communications infrastructure/network solutions
- Dedicated mobile applications and solutions
- Wireless and wireline networking incl. 4G and 5G developments
- Fibre, fibre devices, fibre amplifiers
- Waveguide and optoelectronic devices
- Subsystems for optical networks
- Point-to-point transmission systems
- Optical transport and wide-area networks
- Access, local area and intra-data centre networks incl. Big Data Networking and Management
- Propagation and spectrum management
- Network, service, mobility and resource management
- M2M, IoT, Smart Sensors
- Satellite communications – HTS, micro satellites
- Wearable communication technology
There are three simple steps to entering the awards
Prepare your entry form and any supporting evidence (if appropriate) along with a high res photo (min. 300dpi) of your innovation. You’ll need a succinct title and a brief description (50 words max), we also ask for a PR contact (if relevant).
Register as a new user on the online submission system and submit your entry form, evidence and photo following the on-screen instructions.
Put 16 November 2016 in your diary. You’ll need to attend the ceremony if you’re shortlisted!
Handy hints for completing your entry form
- The title of your entry should describe the content and not include the name of your company or organisation with no more than 15 words
- You may enter up to three categories with each innovation but will require a separate entry form for each
- Ensure you actually describe how your innovation works (simple, but not always the case!)
- No sales jargon please
- Be specific to the questions posed
- Remember to refer back to the judging criteria
- Please remember that it is quality over quantity. Pay attention to the guideline words lengths
- The description in question five may be used to describe your innovation in any general marketing and publicity that the institution does on your behalf should your entry reach finalist stage of the awards. This marketing will reach a very broad audience and needs to be constructed in non-technical terms. It should not simply repeat the entry title as the two will usually be listed together