The IET Innovation Awards 2014



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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 Power / Energy category can be found here.


Category scopes

Entries to the IET Power / Energy Innovation Award category are welcomed from all organisations: universities, clients, consulting engineers, contractors, suppliers and component manufacturers.

The Power / Energy Award category welcomes innovations where development has reached the stage where its potential has been clearly identified. Submission may include any innovation associated with Power (Energy) and its uses such as:

  • Generation: nuclear reaction, hydro, gas, steam, wave, wind
  • Transmission and distribution: continental, national, regional, industrial
  • Storage: battery, capacitance, carbon capture, flywheel, grid storage, thermal mass
  • Conversion: motion, heat, cold, electromagnetic field
  • Consumption: availability, efficiency, safety, cost effectiveness, power quality improvement
  • Measurement: instrumentation, control, management, recording, inspection, monitoring, smart meters 

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