The IET Innovation Awards 2014

 

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Intelligent Systems

 

We have provided step by step instructions on how to enter the Innovation Awards as well as handy hints for completing your entry form.

All the information you need to enter the Intelligent Systems category can be found here.

 

Category scope

This category recognises excellence in the development of ‘intelligent systems’, the new wave of embedded and real-time systems that are typically highly connected, have massive processing power, and perform complex functions that are often safety-critical or mission critical. These systems are found across industry sectors, from automotive, rail, aerospace and defence to energy, healthcare, telecoms and consumer electronics. The ‘Intelligent Systems’ category covers technologies that are designed to fulfil a commercial need. Entries are invited for technologies at any stage of development and should demonstrate innovation in:

  • Automating and enhancing the execution of complex and demanding tasks
  • Derive new value from connectivity, either connecting Human-Machine or Machine-Machine
  • Enabling and assuring the safe, secure and dependable operation of systems and enterprises

Technologies submitted for adjudication in this category may meet more than one of these criteria.

The judges will be particular interested in innovations in the disciplines and competences that apply to intelligent systems, namely:

  • Systems engineering, including system architecture, real-time systems and model-based technology
  • Software engineering, from hard real-time systems to enterprise-wide critical applications (excluding Information Technology)
  • Hardware and electronics engineering, including silicon and board design
  • Safety engineering, introducing innovative safety-critical systems, or advances in the techniques and methods of demonstrating and managing safety
  • Security engineering, introducing secure embedded systems, or advances in the techniques and methods of demonstrating and managing security

 

Altran Foundation for Innovation

The sponsor of this category, Altran, runs its own awards programme through the Altran Foundation for Innovation, which promotes technological innovation for human benefit. Entries for the ‘Intelligent Systems’ category of the IET Innovation Awards that promote the common good will also qualify for entry into the 2014 Altran UK Foundation Award programme. The award winners benefit from high-tech engineering consultancy support for their project from the Altran Group, at no cost. For further information about the Altran Foundation for Innovation and the benefits for winners, please visit: www.altran-foundation.org

 

We have provided step by step instructions on how to enter the Innovation Awards as well as handy hints for completing your entry form.

 

There are three simple steps to entering the awards

 

Ready

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).

Set

Register as a new user on the online submission system and submit your entry form, evidence and photo following the on-screen instructions.

Go

Put 19 November 2014 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

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