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Our sponsors

Sustainability sponsor

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ABB regards excellence in sustainability as vital to the continued success of every aspect of its daily operations. ABB’s extensive community of research engineers and scientists are focused totally on innovations that help utility and industry customers improve their energy efficiency, raise productivity, increase recycling and lower environmental impact.


Intelligent Systems sponsor

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As a global leader in Engineering and R&D services (ER&D), Altran offers its clients a new way to innovate by developing the products and services of tomorrow. Altran works alongside its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrialisation.

For over thirty years, the Group has provided its expertise to key players in the aerospace, automotive, defence, energy, finance, life sciences, railway and telecoms sectors, among others. In 2016, the Altran group generated revenues of €2.120bn. With a headcount of more than 30,000 employees, Altran is present in more than 20 countries.

Altran has extensive capability in the development of intelligent systems. At the company’s Bath-based expertise centre (established in 1982) its team has engaged in a number of high-profile projects demanding the very highest level of excellence, including building the latest air traffic management systems, developing safety-critical software for the defence sector and contributing to key national infrastructure projects.

Navigation and Surveillance Communications sponsor

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Boeing Defence UK Ltd (BDUK)

The partnership between Boeing and the UK continues to get stronger and deeper, with UK jobs, skills and opportunities being constantly generated to support major UK programmes such as Apache, Chinook, C-17, P-8A, ScanEagle, Support Chain Information Services and Staffordshire Police, to mention a few.

Our workforce includes interns, graduates, reservists, special constables and ex-servicemen alongside our other highly skilled staff. We train and invest in our people and work closely with suppliers, universities and our business partners, helping to support thousands of high-value British jobs.

For over 100 years, Boeing has been making the impossible, possible. From producing a single canvas-and-wood aeroplane to transforming how we fly over oceans and into space, Boeing has become the world’s largest aerospace company and a leading manufacturer of commercial aeroplanes and defence, space and security systems. And we’re just getting started - especially in the UK.


Cyber Security sponsor

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Frazer-Nash is a leading systems and engineering technology company. We’re renowned for our work in the aerospace, transport, nuclear, marine, defence, power and energy sectors and our security, resilience, cyber and information technology expertise.

Our Systems Approach helps us respond to our clients’ challenges. Our experts work with them to understand the whole range of financial, operational, organisational, people and other issues that surround their needs. And we use this understanding to deliver demonstrable business and technical value.

As part of our commitment to delivering the very best in creativity and innovation, we’re proud to sponsor the IET’s Cyber Security Innovation Award 2017.


Communications and Information Technology sponsor

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GCHQ is a security and intelligence organisation tasked by Government to protect the nation from threats.

We live in a rapidly changing world enabled by new and exciting technology, the same technology that is at the heart of GCHQ.

Innovation is part of our culture, and is the lifeblood that allows GCHQ to harness this power to focus on its security and intelligence missions; to protect the nation from threats, including fighting terrorism, drug trafficking, and other forms of serious crime, as well as providing support to military operations across the world.


Energy sponsor

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National Grid

National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We own and manage the grids that connect people to the energy they need, from whatever the source.

In Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country.  In the North Eastern US, we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles.

  • We own the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales, operating it across Great Britain
  • We own and operate the high pressure gas transmission system in Britain
  • We also own a number of related businesses including LNG importation, land remediation and metering


Model-Based Engineering sponsor

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MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualisation, and numeric computation.

Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and model-based design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries.

MathWorks products are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 2400 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA.


Emerging Technology Design sponsor

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Mewburn Ellis

Mewburn Ellis is one of Europe’s top Intellectual Property (IP) firms offering a full range of IP services covering patents, trade marks & designs. From its small beginnings in 1867, the firm has grown into a vibrant, outward-looking partnership with innovation at its core.

Mewburn Ellis provides a straightforward, creative and client-focused service to clients from start-ups to large multi-national corporates across all industry sectors.

We do not take a “one size fits all” approach to IP strategy; we tailor the strategy to suit the needs of the individual client taking into account budget and commercial use of the IP rights.

Our experience of the entire IP and innovation life cycle from research to corporate exit means we appreciate the technical, financial and cultural challenges faced by clients, and work with them to ensure not only the best possible IP outcomes for them, but also a realistic and pragmatic route map to get there.


Transport sponsor

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Ricardo is a global engineering, strategic and environmental consultancy, founded by Sir Harry Ricardo in 1915, Ricardo still shares his vision of maximising efficiency and eliminating waste.

Ricardo now employs over 2,700 professional engineers, scientists and consultants around the world and it is the passion and expertise of these people which drives the company forward to maintain its position of technical leadership. Ricardo provide outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on high efficiency, low emission, class-leading product innovation and robust strategic implementation.

With a client list including the world’s major transportation original equipment manufacturers, supply chain organisations, energy companies, financial institutions & governments, Ricardo are guided by strong corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion, enabling customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success.

Ricardo Motorsport is a group within the company that provides services and products to leading teams internationally, spanning transmission/transaxle, engine, integrated powertrain systems, electronic/battery & hybrid systems, and engine design & simulation software. The fundamental culture of Ricardo Motorsport is the cost-effective and intelligent application of technology to achieve winning solutions in the shortest time.


Start-up sponsor

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RS Components

RS Components is the global distributor for engineers.

RS supports engineers across all disciplines with an extensive range of electronics and industrial products and services, free software and information resources that save time and expense through the design process.

RS gives engineers back their time by reducing the tediousness of day-to-day tasks, so they can focus on the fun stuff; the big new ideas and innovations that will become common-place in tomorrow’s world.

With operations in 32 countries, RS offers more than 500,000 products to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day.

The company’s products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.


Manufacturing Technology sponsor

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WMG, at the University of Warwick, has an international reputation for collaborative R&D and world class education. We connect industry with academia, working together to solve both business and technical challenges through our unique multidisciplinary approach to innovation.

We push the boundaries for science and technology-driven businesses, where we enable the transfer of knowledge into new areas that make a real impact on society and the economy.

Over the past 36 years we’ve built up a reputation for delivering diverse projects across a range of industry sectors, and have forged strong relationships with over 1,000 companies around the world.

Our education programmes develop a skills base through the career pathway, from undergraduate to professional programmes. Informed by our latest research, and that of industry, our programmes maintain a vital relevance to the global market place.


Contact us to arrange your package

For further information, more details about category sponsorship and to share your ideas for participation please contact:

Mandy Mercer
Sponsorship Sales Executive
Tel: +44 (0)1438 765 571
Mobile: +44 (0)7921 484 481
Fax: +44 (0)1438 765 515
Email: mmercer@theiet.org


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