The MacRobert Award 2010
The Royal Academy of Engineering
The Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award is the UK's most prestigious prize in engineering. First presented in 1969, the presentation of the Award recognises the successful development of innovative ideas in engineering. It seeks to demonstrate the importance of engineering and the role of engineers and scientists in contributing to national prosperity and international prestige.
The Award is open to any individual or organisation of any size in the public, private or charitable sectors. Applications are invited for engineering innovations in any area of science, engineering, medicine or technology. The main criteria by which entries are judged are:
Innovation - the successful exploitation of new ideas
Commercial Success - measured either financially or otherwise
Benefit to the community - through a range of implicit or explicit means.
A team of distinguished Fellows of the Academy selects a short-list of four finalists, all of whom are invited to participate in The Royal Academy of Engineering Awards Dinner held annually in June and at which the winner will be announced. The Academy liaises with short-listed companies to maximize media coverage and, in addition, the Award winner is given the opportunity to stage an exhibit in the Wellcome Wing of the Science Museum in London.
The winning organisation is honoured with a gold medal, and each of the individual nominees - no more than 5 - with a bronze medal. There is, in addition, a cash prize of £50,000.
Possible entrants can find out details on how and why to apply for the MacRobert Award 2010 on www.raeng.org.uk/prizes/macrobert.