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IET issues last call for entries for 2010 Innovation Awards

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The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) has issued a last call for entries for its annual Innovation Awards as it continues its search for the brightest minds at the forefront of innovative engineering. With the 30 July deadline fast approaching the IET urges individuals and organisations from all over the world to celebrate their products and technologies by putting themselves forward today.

Enlisting support from a variety of well established innovators, this year's sponsors include National Grid, ABB, Alstom, The MathWorks, and National Physical Laboratory.

Spanning 15 categories including sustainability, healthcare technologies and asset management, the IET Innovation Awards will be judged by a panel of more than 80 engineering experts. Recognising the depth and breadth of innovative work being carried out across all areas of engineering and technology, at all stages of development, The IET encourages individuals and companies to put forward nominations beyond products, systems and equipment, as nominations promoting intelligent design, projects, analysis, research and modelling will also be considered.

"Engineering is one of the longest established professions in the world and it continues to introduce new ideas that contribute to and improve the way we live our lives," says Tim Hamer, director of knowledge management at The IET. "Innovation is about doing things differently and in a new and exciting way. These awards are all about identifying these new ideas and rewarding innovation as a way to ensure engineering flourishes as a profession."

Now in its sixth year and growing in terms of the number of nominations and attendance, this year's gala ceremony will take place on 24 November and will be hosted by TV presenter Suzi Perry.

"I'm honoured and really excited to be asked to present this year's celebrations. I fully support the IET's efforts to encourage new and creative ideas that have a real and positive impact on the way we live", said Perry.

Entry to the Innovation Awards is free and details about how to enter can be found here. The closing date for entries is Friday 30 July unless otherwise stated.

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