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IET Achievement Medals

The IET Achievement Medals recognise engineering or technology professionals who have made a significant impact on the world through their work, or who have made an exceptional advancement to engineering either through research and development, leadership or their voluntary work.  The Medals are international in scope and are awarded by nomination only.
Do you know somebody who you would like to nominate for one of these awards?  The IET Prestige Medals consist of the Faraday Medal, the Mountbatten Medal, the Mensforth Manufacturing Gold Medal and the JJ Thomson Medal for Electronics.  There are also up to five Achievement Medals available to individuals who have made major and distinguished contributions in the various sectors of engineering, technology or applied science.

To find out more about the IET Achievement Medals or to complete an online submission please visit  The deadline for nominations is Friday 27 May 2016 at 17:00 BST.

IET image boards are now available on Pinterest

The IET has recently launched its own image boards on Pinterest to share photos and visual concepts with other users. The current IET topic boards include Michael Faraday, Electric lighting, Telegraphy, Design and Production, Transport, Energy, Built Environment, Information and Communications, with additional boards to be added over time.

Pinterest is a discovery tool that allows people to find and share ideas for projects, ‘pin’ them to their own digital boards, and follow boards that are of interest to them. Morethan 70 million people around the world use Pinterest as an information source. Users are invited to follow boards or pin any of the images contained within the boards to their own collections. Find IET boards and follow us, and take a look at the Design and Production board to see our latest pins.

Design and Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing Shows FREE at the NEC 2nd - 4th June

The IET is delighted to be the official broadcaster for this three day expo and confernce at the NEC Birmingham.


Held every two years, the Advanced Manufacturing Show focuses on all aspects of production engineering technology, including machining and turning centres, sheet-metal working, metrology, tooling, work-holding and CAD/CAM software. The Engineer Design & Innovation Show will provide visitors with everything a design engineer needs to take a product from concept through to market. With industry leading suppliers exhibiting at the show, this is an opportunity for visitors to network, review and make investment decisions across the product design, prototype and development process for UK manufacturers.The show will feature live machining demonstrations and new product launches highlighting the technologies that UK companies need to stay ahead of the game in international markets.

As well as filming around the shows and in the new innovation area, The IET will also be fiming the full three days of teh Engineer Conference held at this event. From the Rosetta mission and the UK’s new aircraft carriers to Industry 4.0 and the rise of reshoring, The Engineer Conference 2015 boasts an unmissable mix of inspiring projects and industry big hitters.
 New EPSRC Centre for advanced robotics opens at Leeds University

The University of Leeds was awarded government funding of £2.6 million to become the UK hub for research into small to medium scale advanced robotic systems. This facility, which has secured an additional £1.7 million backing from industry and the University, capitalises on the University’s expertise in mechanical, electronic and materials engineering as well as computer science and medicine. The facility has now opened and you can see more about teh facility and its capabilities here.

The centre is actively inviting inquiries from academic institutions and industrial partners who wish to collaborate or make use of the facility.

Current Trends and Future Horizons, TPN event 5 November 2014, Manchester.

The robotics and Mechatronics Technical Professional Network hosted an excellent robotics event in Manchester Examinig the recent RAS strategy for the UK created for David Willets other speakers examined key future trends in manufacturing, service and field robotics as well as exploring opportunity areas such as nuclear decommissioning.
You can watch the presentations from the likes of FESTO and ABB below.

Robotics in Advanced Manufacturing
Developing Future Robotics Based on Natures Past
The Devlopment of Advanced Bipedal and Quadruped Robotics
RAS 2020 Robotics and Autonomous Systems: a National Strategy Document

The Writer, Director and Cast of "The Imitation Game" get up close with and answer the IET's questions on the life, work and innovations of Alan Turing.

Given his relevance to the Institution the IET were delighted to secure an invite to the press phase of the film's promotional tour. Mark Reynard was on hand to discuss not only the contents of the film and the unquestionable importance of the man and his legacy; but also the status and recognition of engineers and engineering as a whole. You can see the series of videos below.

The Imitation Game

 Gordon Attenborough interviews Deputy Prime Minister at Farnborough Air Show

Sector Head Gordon Attenborough and the IET.TV team were recently invited to the Farnborough Airshow by The High Value Manufacturing Catapult as part of thegrowing relationship between the two institutions. The Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg MP was there to announce government investment in Aerospace research and development and Gordon took the opportunity to get his views on the Catapult and the contribution it makes to UK innovation.

Nick Clegg Interview


Held at one of the most advanced manufacturing environments in the UK, the Control and Automation TPN recently hosted their Automation and Factories of the Future: Where next?  event at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Ansty on 14 th September. With the road to Industry 4.0 ahead, the focus of the event looked to unpack some of the key ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Sep 23, 2016 12:04 pm BST


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