The IEE Innovation in Engineering Awards have been launched, with 14 different categories ranging across a number of engineering disciplines, from manufacturing and electronics to security and telecommunications. The awards, and the Faraday medal, will be presented at Savoy Place on the 14th September, coinciding with a conference on “Commercialising Future Technologies”.

Perhaps the most interesting award is the Flipside award which will need the winner to impress the teenage readership of Flipside. This must be the most challenging award to win – and unlike the other awards – the IEE has not yet provided any guidelines on what can be done to grab the attention of this most demanding audience.