The IET’s E&T Innovation Awards have been presented during a virtual ceremony, celebrating cutting-edge advances in the fields of engineering and technology.
Broadcast live from the IET's Savoy Place on Thursday 19 November, The E&T Innovation Awards recognise the people, projects, and organisations transforming our world for the better through engineering and technology: from cybersecurity to sustainability initiatives.
This year was the 16th year of the innovation awards but the first under the E&T magazine name. It was also the first time the ceremony was held virtually, opening it up to the entire industry. It was co-hosted by television presenters Maddie Moate and Greg Foot.
The Creating a Smarter World Award, sponsored by Frazer-Nash, was awarded to University of Portsmouth and Challey Heritage Foundation for their embedded intelligent real-time digital systems to enhance the use of powered-wheelchairs.
Commenting on the award, Neil McDougall said: "The winners of the Smarter World Award came up with an innovation that will significantly enhance the life experiences of people with disability or for other reasons have to rely on a powered wheelchair for mobility."