Engineering innovators’ awards triumph

The best of British innovation was rewarded at the annual IET Innovation in Engineering Awards ceremony held last week in London


The best of British innovation was rewarded at the annual Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation in Engineering Awards ceremony held last week in London.



Among the prizewinners was Abingdon-based Toumaz Technology who topped the Electronics category with their Sensium ultra low-power wireless body monitoring system, which can continuously monitor multiple vital health signs via a ‘digital plaster.’



London portable power technologies company Moixa Energy won the Product Design category for its USBCELL batteries, which have a flip-top design allowing them to be recharged in a computer’s USB slot.



Halcrow scooped the Sustainability award for Wave Hub, a demonstration project in the south west for offshore, underwater wave energy generation devices.



Loughborough’s Vehicle Occupancy won the Transport category for dtect, an automated system for determining the number of occupants within moving road vehicles.



The IET Innovation in Engineering Awards recognises and celebrates excellence in engineering innovation across a range of industry sectors and engineering disciplines. Winners were selected from hundreds of entries from around the world by a distinguished panel of judges.



Presenting the awards, TV science enthusiast Johnny Ball said: ‘Innovation is at the heart of business and wealth creation. It is right that we acknowledge those who push the boundaries of science, engineering and technology and it will be exciting to see how the innovations awarded this year will make their mark in the future.’



The awards were supported by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and Make Your Mark in Manufacturing & Engineering.