IET: Europe’s biggest engineering society welcomes £1m engineering prize

The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) welcomes today’s opening of nominations on the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. The engineering award, the world’s largest at £1million, invites nominations from all over the world, celebrating the greatest engineering feats that benefit humankind.

Nigel Fine, IET CEO, said: “An award such as the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is a very important way of acknowledging and rewarding those who have created real outstanding benefits to humankind. In the UK, the Prize will also entice and enthuse a new generation of men and women into the wide variety of engineering roles that provide rewarding careers for many – and which is vital to the robust health of our economy.”

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Expert Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) spokespeople are available for interview.
The IET is Europe’s largest professional body of engineers with 150,000 members in 127 countries.
The IET date back to 1871 and has offices in Europe, Asia and the US.
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