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IET Horizontal Innovation Award

08 July 2016

Location: UK-wide

'Horizontal Innovation' Awards


CLOSING DATE: Friday 8th July 2016

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By identifying opportunities for successful technology transfer from the Motorsport and Automotive to Food industries to the Energy and Healthcare Sectors and more, the Horizontal Innovation Award presents a huge opportunity to drive the engineering community to utilise their vast level of knowledge and skills in order to find solutions for some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Looking to infiltrate the technological opportunities that Horizontal Innovation can bring, the new Horizontal Innovation Award will showcase cross-sectoral technology transfer, so if you think your work in this area deserves a wider audience, enter to showcase your latest achievements.

Entries to the IET Horizontal Innovation Award category are welcomed from all sectors to academic, industrial, consulting and service organisations which have developed or demonstrated innovative technology transfer from one Sector to another. Entries can also range from research concepts and ideas to technical issues and industrial applications. 

The Awards are free to enter and impartially peer-reviewed. All finalists and winners benefit from extensive promotional opportunities including:

  • Your name promoted, alongside all other shirtlisted/winning entries, to the IET’s entire global membership of 167,000
  • Demonstrate your innovation to 500+ guests at the Discover Innovation: Shortlist Showcase, open to all finalists
  • Winners receive a personalised trophy and additional support from the IET's PR agency
  • A selection of winners will be invited to display their innovation at the interactive feature "100 Engineering Ideas that Changed the World" at IET's newly-refurbished Savoy Place, London building.

About the Horizontal Innovation category:

The IET Horizontal Innovation Award rewards the effective transfer of knowledge and technology from one sector to another based upon pre-existing technologies and processes, and delivering huge potential benefits in terms of scale, time to market and relative costs. Entries to the award are welcomed from all sectors and can range from research concepts and ideas to technical issues and industrial applications.

Entries might use horizontal innovation to:

  • Ease the burden imposed on public resources through R&D by adapting technologies, systems and know-how developed in one sector to uses and applications in others
  • Maximise the return on investment from scientific research
  • Minimise the duplication of research between academic and industrial sectors
  • Provide cross-disciplinary opportunities for researchers to collaborate with other organisations
  • Provide economic potential and motivation for both technology donors and technology receivers where the social impact is high and the potential market is large

How to enter:

Visit www.theiet.org/innovation to download the entry form and submit it online by 8 July 2016.

Draw attention to YOUR cross-sector achievements!

For more information please contact Carrim Bundhun on +44(0) 2476 692 600
or email carrim.bundhun@the-mia.com