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Entries for the CWIEME Global Awards 2017 are now closed

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

From material developments that reduce environmental impacts or increase efficiency, to a smarter component or machine design that improves application safety. This category rewards a product that delivers both quality and innovation, demanding all round excellence in all aspects of research, development, design and real world application. The product responds to a specific electrical design need. The design of the winning product will have created cost reductions and been delivered on time, hitting key milestones and demonstrating effectiveness beyond its initial brief.

It will have made a significant difference to the company or client’s bottom-line, increasing sales and brand awareness. The product may also have re-positioned or opened new routes to market.

PROJECT TEAM OF THE YEAR

Many electrical engineering R & D design projects are a long-term labours of love. The CWIEME project team of the year awards outstanding team effort, intellect and ingenuity. This category seeks an outstanding group of professionals who have made a lasting impact on their company, client organisation or industry. They will have delivered a project that demonstrates collaboration and an outstanding ability to make key design decisions in a team environment, while working within time constraints and to budget.

ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

This award is looking for an exceptional individual who has demonstrated excellence in technical design skills, problem solving and project delivery, they will also be passionate about their industry and involved or contributing to the wider electrical engineering community.

This individual will have made a positive impact on their team, company and/or client organisation in a variety of ways; through increasing product sales, cost reductions, efficient design, quicker routes to market, improved brand awareness, opening new routes to market and/or re-positioning their company as electrical design market leader. They may also have used innovative material applications to improve product efficiency. This individual will have a fantastic ability to find solutions and take design engineering to the next level. 

WOMEN IN ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURING AWARD

An award to promote, inspire and recognise the significant contribution of women working in the international electrical engineering and manufacturing community. The growing wealth of women leading the way in the electrical industries deserves to be recognised.The award can be for either a woman in a strategic/commercial or engineering/technical role. The judges will look for an individual who has demonstrated leadership and/or innovative technical design skills, problem solving solutions, shown a dedication to promoting new ways of thinking in their team or company, as well as showing evidence of a significant impact on the success of a product line, team project, company, client organisation or wider engineering and manufacturing industries. 

YOUNG DESIGN ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award celebrates a talented individual who is already making a significant and long lasting impact on his or her organisation. They will have already made a positive impact on electrical design projects and demonstrated the potential for future leadership roles. This individual will have been in the work place for less than 5 years and under 35 years old. However, they will already become a valuable member of their team and wider company. They are unafraid to confront the demands and challenges of a rigorous project timeline and budget. This individual will be a proud representative of the next generation of electrical engineers, utilising their technical abilities, using their initiative and quick-thinking to achieve project milestones, delivering results and innovative thinking despite the challenges along the way.

Entrants must be nominated by a peer or a senior manager/supervisor. 

GLOBAL OUTREACH AWARD – BEYOND THE FACTORY FLOOR

Awarding a company, group of employees or an individual in the industry who have taken their knowledge, electrical engineering capabilities and initiative to support others in a charitable or community outreach context. This could be a group of purchasing managers, a CEO or couple of colleague R & D designers volunteering at a local community project, the support of a major international development programme, mentoring or skills provision that has made a clear difference to others. Improving lives near or far. 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION - A LIFELONG COMMITMENT

This award is your chance to nominate an individual who has made a long term commitment to the electrical industries.

This individual is seen as a mentor, thought leader and role model. They represent the industry’s respect of building long-term relationships and desire for constant discovery and innovation. This individual’s dedication and commitment to electrical design and engineering believes it can have an impact for the greater good. They have taken their knowledge and expertise beyond their own business needs, out into the engineering community and beyond. Educating and sharing valued knowledge, skills and insight.  

GRAND PRIX - THE WINNER OF WINNERS

The winner of winners. This special award is chosen from the winners of each category. The CWIEME Grand Prix celebrates electrical design and technical ability that goes beyond norm. Judges will look for a project, product, system or individuals’ work that has gone beyond normal industry standards. The winning team, project, product or individual will have broken new ground in the application of technologies, taken the market edge over its competitors and set a new high in terms of design quality and efficiency within the electrical industries.

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