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.
Conscious entrepreneur and advocate of hands on learning and 21st century skills for all kids
Professor Kevin Warwick
Emeritus, Professor Reading and Coventry Universities
Professor Sue Black
Technology Evangelist, Digital Skills Expert, Entrepreneur & Professor of Computer Science Durham University
Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories
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
Yewande Akinola MBE
Innovator, Design Engineer, Visiting Professor, Board Member
Sir Julian Young
IET President 2021-2022
Maker, Presenter, Pyrotechnician
Designer, technologist and entrepreneur
Strategic Projects Google
Dr Shini Somara
Mechanical Engineer, Presenter & Media Broadcaster
Chris Hayhurst MIET CEng
Consulting Manager, MathWorks
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.
- IET President, Danielle George on the Seven Technology Critical targets
- Charles Adler on Alternative energy sources
- Yewande Akinola MBE on Sustainability
- Dr Poppy Crum on Global family
- Professor Sven Schimpf on Future mobility
- Fran Scott on Inspiration
- Dr Shini Somara on Diversity
- Professor Kevin Warwick on Trust & truth.
You can read Tim Fryer’s article on the Technology critical targets at E&T Magazine