Could innovation in energy come out top in prestigious £50,000 MacRobert Award?

The Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Award - the UK’s longest running and most prestigious prize for engineering innovation is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. 

The Award recognises outstanding engineering and innovation combined with proven commercial success and tangible social benefit. Winners receive a £50,000 cash prize, gold medal and national acclaim.

Applications are now open and welcomed right across the breadth of engineering, from small and large companies, to newcomers and those well-established in their industries. Applications close on 31 January 2019.

The 2019 winner will be revealed from a shortlist of three finalists at the Academy Awards Dinner in London on 11 July 2019.

Previous winners include the inaugural joint winners of 1969 Freeman, Fox and Partners, for the Severn Bridge, and the Rolls-Royce for the Pegasus engine.

The 2018 Award went to 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.

For details on how and why to enter visit

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