The Royal Academy of Engineering are opening the ‘MacRobert Award’ (the Oscars of the engineering world).
The MacRobert Award recognises outstanding engineering innovation combined with proven commercial success and tangible social benefit. Winners receive a £50,000 cash prize, gold medal and national acclaim. The judging panel includes some of the most renowned names in UK innovation, and is this year joined by Professor Ric Parker CBE FREng, previously Director of Research & Technology at Rolls-Royce. All shortlisted candidates are visited by at least two members of the judging panel before the finalists are selected, with judges often providing invaluable feedback and insight to the companies they visit. The whole judging panel then visits the three finalists. The award has successfully predicted ‘the next big thing’ in engineering for the last four decades, from the catalytic convertor to the CT scanner. The 2016 winner, Blatchford, was recognised for developing its Linx prosthetic leg, the world’s most intelligent prosthetic limb, which judges hailed as the first of a new generation of prosthetics. There is a £50k prize available and of course promotion and awareness of your company. Please see attached document for more information.
For more info and details of how to apply please do click the link: http://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/prizes-and-medals/other-awards/the-macrobert-award.
Deadline: 31st January 2017