The IET Innovation Awards 2013
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 Sustainability category can be found here.
- Judges – available to view once confirmed
- Judging criteria
- Entry form
- About the sponsor
- Past winners
The IET Sustainability Innovation Award is open to any and all innovations in fields of engineering, science and technology that demonstrate a contribution to sustainability.
Entries for projects, processes, products and initiatives are welcomed either from individuals, small teams or organisations (both engineers and non engineers) that are both innovative in nature and sustainable from a resource perspective. The entry can cover an entirely new concept or the development of an existing process or product to provide a sustainable approach.
All sustainable development is by definition innovative in that it introduces a new way of "meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs".
(Source: Brundtland report. UN commission on Environment and Development )
The recognition and reward associated with becoming a finalist in this category is significant as it has the potential to impact on our lives and those of future generations.
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 20 November 2013 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