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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.

  2021 Advisory Board

  • Dr Shini Somara,  Mechanical Engineer, Presenter & Media Broadcaster, UK
  • Professor Kevin Warwick, Emeritus Professor Reading and Coventry Universities, UK
  • Poppy Crum,  Chief Scientist,  Dolby Laboratories, USA
  • Dickon Ross, Editor-in-Chief,  E&T, UK
  • Sven Scimpf, Managing Director Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research, Germany
  • Danielle George, President ,IET, UK
  • Yewande Akinola MBE, Innovator, Design Engineer, Visiting Professor, Board Member, UK 
  • Kate Bellingham Broadcaster, Engineer & Champion for Women in STEM, UK 
  • Fran Scott, Maker, Presenter, Pyrotechnician, UK 
  • Charles Adler,  Designer, technologist and entrepreneur, USA
  • Suhair Khan,  Strategic Projects,  Google, UK 
  • Bethany Koby,  Founder, Technology Will Save Us!, UK 

"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