The IET Innovation Awards 2014



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Model-Based Engineering


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 Model-Based Engineering category can be found here.


Category scope

The model-based engineering Award will recognise either an innovative use of models or the use of models to create an innovative product. Entries are welcomed from projects, at any stage of development, where modelling has been used in the design, implementation or test of products, software or services.

The model-based engineering category welcomes nominations demonstrating one or more of the following techniques:

  • Modelling and simulation

Creating mathematical or conceptual models of a product, service or the environment in which they operate to give insights not possible in the real world leading to increased understanding of the achievable performance and leading to optimal designs.

  • Testing, verification and validation

Use of modelling to rapidly design tests, verify test coverage and accelerate testing and verification of developed products or services leading to identification of issues before full-scale production.

  • Implementation and delivery

The reuse of models in the implementation stage of the process. Use of techniques such as automatic code generation to make rapid design iterations possible and improve the quality of the end product.

Entries should clearly state either:

  • How models are fundamental to the innovative process and how it goes beyond established model-based design techniques
  • How the use of models was instrumental to the success of the project and the resulting innovation of the end product


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



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 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