Deadline approaches for MacRobert Award for engineering innovation
16 Jan 2019
Entrants have until the end of this month to apply for one of British engineering’s most prestigious trophies, The MacRobert Award for innovation.
This year marks a landmark for the prize. It was established half a century ago in 1969, in honour of Lady Rachel Workman MacRobert, one of the first women to become a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.
Now run by the Royal Academy of Engineering and supported by the Worshipful Company of Engineers, the award includes a gold medal for the winning organisation and a cash prize of £50,000 shared among team members.
Last year’s winner was Owlstone Medical, which beat fellow finalists Oxford Space Systems and Williams Advanced Engineering and Aerofoil Energy. In 2017 the medal was won by the team behind the Raspberry Pi microcomputer.