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And in 2024 we are inviting the global community of entrepreneurs, experts, and creators to build an ecosystem that puts measurable impact at the core of innovation.

Once more we want to celebrate the Engineers using science and technology to find solutions to the biggest challenges humankind is currently facing.

We believe in excellence and innovation but with impact and a long-term view and we are incorporating social and environmental impact across all categories.

This year’s awards will be co-located with the Engineers in Society Awards, celebrating teams of unsung heroes providing solutions within our engineering community.

Excellence and Innovation Award Categories

Our Excellence and Innovation Awards 2024 have at its core a vision aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and for this year’s IET Excellent and Innovation awards, our judges will be evaluating submissions with a focus on three main areas:


Entries that demonstrate ingenuity, and a novel approach to problem-solving.


Entries that can demonstrate consolidated processes and proven capabilities.

Social and environmental impact

Submissions that can demonstrate sustainable practices, and societal impact by taking action to minimise potential harms and maximise positive benefits.

Engineers in Society Awards

The three award categories are for teams of unsung heroes providing solutions within our engineering community.

You can enter these awards by visiting Engineers in Society.

Please note these awards are for teams of engineers (including apprentices, and technicians) and are NOT intended for a specific technology or service.

Please see the Engineers in Society Awards web pages for terms and conditions.

Why should you get involved?

  • To get recognition from a community of 100,000+ expert engineers, technologists, and scientists around the world.
  • To demonstrate excellence and ingenuity to tackle complex challenges.
  • To reaffirm your commitment to sustainability and global impact.

And finally, to enjoy an evening and networking event like no other!