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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 Kevin Warwick

Emeritus, Professor Reading and Coventry Universities

Professor Sue Black

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

Poppy Crum

Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories

Dickon Ross

Editor-in-Chief, E&T

Prof Sven Schimpf

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

Danielle George

President, IET

Yewande Akinola MBE

Innovator, Design Engineer, Visiting Professor, Board Member

Kate Bellingham

Research Student at UCL Centre for Engineering Education, Broadcaster, Engineer & Champion for Women in STEM

Fran Scott

Maker, Presenter, Pyrotechnician

Charles Adler

Designer, technologist and entrepreneur

Suhair Khan

Strategic Projects Google

Dr Shini Somara

Mechanical Engineer, Presenter & Media Broadcaster

Chris Hayhurst MIET Ceng

Consulting Manager, MathWorks

Pranjal Sharma

Economic Analyst, Advisor and Author

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