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About the Awards

And in 2023 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.

Our Excellence and Innovation Awards 2023 have at its core a vision aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and for this year’s IET Excellence and Innovation awards, our judges will be evaluating submissions with a focus on three main areas:

  • Innovation

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

  • Excellence

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.

Our Ceremony Venue: Glasgow Science Centre on Wednesday 15 November 2023

Discover the wonders of science at the Glasgow Science Centre, a world-class visitor attraction located on the banks of the River Clyde. With three floors of interactive exhibits, including the Glasgow Tower, the Science Mall, and the Planetarium, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Don't miss the chance to take in the stunning views of Glasgow from the top of the Glasgow Tower, the tallest freestanding structure in Scotland.

The Glasgow Science Centre is also home to Scotland's leading IMAX cinema, where you can enjoy the latest blockbusters and documentary films on a giant screen. And with a range of cafes and shops on site, you can make a day of your visit to this iconic Glasgow landmark.

The Glasgow Science Centre is a must-visit destination in Glasgow. And with its state-of-the-art facilities and stunning location, it's the perfect setting for our awards ceremony!

Event schedule:

6.30pm – Arrival, drinks reception and Innovation showcase open

7.30pm – Dinner served

9pm – Awards begin, hosted by Elizabeth Donnelly and Lorna Bennet

10.15pm – Awards ceremony ends, dancing begins!

11.45pm – Bar closes

12am – Carriages

Dress code:

Business Dress