The 2007 IET Awards are seeking out the most imaginative and inspiring developments in engineering and software design.

The organisers (the Institution of Engineering and Technology) of the DTI-sponsored awards are urging software engineers to take part in this year's show — last year just 5 per cent of entries came from software developers.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology has a global membership of more than 150,000. It aims to lead in the advancement of engineering and technology by facilitating the exchange of knowledge and ideas at a local and global level, promoting best practice.
Top Gear presenter James May will be announcing the winners of the 2007 IET Innovation Awards in November, recognising creative ideas that will improve the way we live and work.

Paul Jackson, the IET’s director of professional operations, said: “These awards are about encouraging and promoting innovation — our economy is driven by innovative organisations, and the entrepreneurs that they inspire”.
Entries will be judged by a panel of recognised industry leaders and experts. The closing date for entries is Saturday 30 June.