08 January 2016

Engineering innovations to be awarded £50,000 cash prize

MacRobert Award
The deadline is fast approaching for engineers to enter this year’s MacRobert Award. The Royal Academy of Engineering is once again asking for the most innovative submissions, with a cash prize of £50,000 for the winner.

First presented in 1969, the MacRobert Award is one of the most well-known and respected prizes in the engineering field. Entries must demonstrate innovation, commercial success and benefit to society.

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is actively encouraging its members to enter their best work. IChemE’s director of policy and communication, Andy Furlong, commented: “The MacRobert Award is important because it recognises the cream of the crop in 21st century engineering. Our members work on some ground-breaking projects, as demonstrated at our 2015 Global Awards, and I hope to see some familiar names when the finalists are announced.”

Last year’s winner, Artemis, pioneered a new power system with digitally controlled hydraulics, based on wind turbines. The innovation dramatically improved power capacity and addressed the reliability issues which are often a problem for wind power.

Applicants are eligible to enter as a team or as an individual, and the engineering innovations can come from organisations of any size, sector, or specialism. The closing date for submissions in 31 January 2016, and must be made electronically via the Royal Academy of Engineering website.

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