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Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Award is open for entries

Published: 21/11/2018

The UK’s longest-running and most prestigious national prize for engineering innovation, the Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Award, is open for entries.

Celebrating its 50th year in 2019, the Award recognises outstanding innovation combined with tangible societal benefit and proven success. Winning organisations are honoured with a gold medal, a £50,000 cash prize and national acclaim.

Applications are welcomed from right across the breadth of engineering, from small and large companies, whether they are newcomers to or well-established in their industries. Applications that showcase the diversity of talent supporting UK engineering are especially welcomed. The 2019 winner will be revealed at the Academy Awards Dinner in London on 11 July 2019, along with two other shortlisted finalists.

This year’s winner was Owlstone Medical for their unique Breath Biopsy platform, which has opened the potential for earlier diagnosis and precision medicine across cancer, inflammatory disease and infectious disease. Showing the range of engineering innovation, previous winners range from Raspberry Pi for its microcomputer, to Buro Happold for the roof structure of the Millennium Dome, EMI Ltd for the CT Scanner and Touch Bionics for their i-LIMB prosthetic hand. The inaugural joint winners of the MacRobert Award Freeman in 1969 were the Severn Bridge (Freeman, Fox and Partners) and the Pegasus engine (Rolls-Royce).

Applications close on 31 January 2019 - see the Royal Academy of Engineering’s website for more information on how and why to enter


  • 2018