The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) has issued a final call for entries to its global 2012 Innovation Awards, honouring innovative individuals and companies in science, engineering and technology.
This year’s awards acknowledges the London 2012 Olympics by featuring a new category recognising "ground-breaking" sports technology innovations and applications.
The IET Innovation Awards span 15 categories. These include electronics, IT, healthcare and sustainability, and will be judged by over 80 industry and academic experts.
In IT, last year's winner was Cambridge Healthcare, which designed a website called Howareyou.com - a social networking platform to enable greater communication between doctors and their patients. It also had the world's first medical app store.
Tim Hamer, director of knowledge at the IET, said: "The Innovation Awards are internationally recognised, attracting some of the most pioneering technology year-on-year.
"The debut of the sports technology category this year is particularly exciting, celebrating the role of science, engineering and technology in pushing the boundaries of athletic participation and performance.”
The deadline for free entries is 31 July.