MP to speak at industry awards

06 August 2008

Ian Pearson MP will be the keynote speaker at the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) award ceremony. On November 3, 2008 the institution will celebrate products, technologies and processes at its Innovation Awards in London, UK.

Hosted by TV and radio presenter Maggie Philbin, the awards incorporate 15 categories, including asset management, power and energy, robotics, control and instrumentation and sustainability.

Robin McGill, IET chief executive, said: ‘We are delighted that the Minister will be making the keynote address at our Innovation Awards.'

Ian Pearson MP, Minister of State for Science and Innovation, added: ‘New technologies have the potential to make a real difference to society and to people’s everyday lives. Cleaner, greener technology is just one example where there are opportunities to be seized.

‘Engineers are essential to the process of turning new innovative ideas into practical products and services. They have the vision to conceive new solutions and to deliver well designed products and services to match customer needs.

‘The UK can only succeed in a globalised world by producing innovative, high-value products and services. Engineering and technology are a very important aspect of this work’.

The awards are sponsored by: ABB, Accenture, Amplicon, BT, Cre8 Ventures, Halcrow Yolles, National Grid, The MathWorks, National Physical Laboratory, RS Components, and Siemens Transmission and Distribution Ltd.

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