The IET Innovation Awards 2017 (image)

15 November 2017 | The Brewery, London, UK


2017 category sponsor

Other IET awards

Model-Based Engineering

Sponsored by MathWorks



Category scope

The Model-Based Engineering Award will recognise projects, at any stage of development, where modelling and simulation have been used in the design, implementation and test of products, especially innovative embedded systems.

Entries are encouraged from, but not limited to, the following areas:

Modelling and simulation

  • Creating mathematical or conceptual models
  • Using simulation for optimal design and increased performance

Testing, verification and validation

  • Use of modelling to rapidly design tests
  • Verification of test coverage
  • Acceleration of testing and verification processes to eliminate errors before full-scale production

Implementation and delivery

  • The reuse of models in the implementation stage of the design process to accelerate the creation of innovative embedded software and systems
  • Use of techniques to make rapid design iterations possible
  • The use of data analytics or machine learning to improve the model or product


Entries should clearly state either:

What is innovative about the 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 innovative product.


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 15 November 2017 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