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The Advisory Board

The Board provides expert opinion and independent guidance to ensure the E&T Innovation Awards remain current, relevant and engaging with the purpose of celebrating the very best in innovation in engineering and technology.

Bethany Koby

Conscious entrepreneur and advocate of hands on learning and 21st century skills for all kids

Professor Sue Black

Technology Evangelist, Digital Skills Expert, Entrepreneur & Professor of Computer Science Durham University

Prof Sven Schimpf

Managing Director, Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research
Institute for Human Engineering and Empathic Design HEED, Pforzheim University

Danielle George MBE

Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering University of Manchester, former IET President 2020-21

Esther Ngumbi

Experimenter and Activist, E&T Difference Maker of the Year 2021

Why Innovation Matters

We asked our E&T Advisory Board why the Innovation Awards are so important.  Here's what they told us.

"Innovation in R&D provides benefits to mankind in all aspects our lives. It promotes the sharing of ideas and information and is the driving force behind the new creations that will provide more efficiency, security and sustainability needed for a better world. The E&T Innovation Awards will provide an unparalleled opportunity to showcase and demonstrate the innovations that will change the world."

Dr Larissa Suzuki, Honorary Associate Professor, UCL
Chair of Judges, Innovation in R&D Category

The Advisory Board discuss E&T's Technology Critical Targets

E&T Magazine's Technology Editor, Tim Fryer, interviewed members of the E&T Advisory Board on the E&T's seven 'Technology Critical Targets'.  See the recordings of his interviews on YouTUbe via the links below.

You can read Tim Fryer’s article on the Technology critical targets at E&T Magazine