Applications are now open for the MacRobert Award, the UK’s premier award for engineering innovation.

Winners receive a £50,000 cash prize.

Deadline: 5pm, 31 January 2022

The Award is the UK’s longest running and most prestigious prize for engineering innovation. It recognises outstanding engineering innovation combined with proven commercial success and tangible societal benefit.

Winners receive a £50,000 cash prize, gold medal and national acclaim.

Applications are welcomed from right across the breadth of engineering, from small to large companies, as well as newcomers and those well-established in their industries. We encourage applications that showcase the diversity of talent supporting UK engineering innovation.

Details on how and why to apply for the 2022 Award can be found on our website here.  Applications close on 31st January 2022.

Previous winners include the inaugural joint winners of 1969 Freeman, Fox and Partners, for the Severn Bridge and Rolls-Royce for the Pegasus engine; EMI Ltd in 1972 for the CT Scanner; Buro Happold in 1999 for the roof structure of the Millennium Dome; Touch Bionics for their i-LIMB prosthetic hand in 2008, Raspberry Pi in 2017 for its inexpensive credit card-sized microcomputers and in 2020 JCB for developing and manufacturing the world’s first volume produced fully electric digger.

Last year’s winner was DnaNudge Ltd, awarded for the development of its pioneering consumer genetics technology, pivoting and adapting the technology to deliver a rapid, lab-free RT-PCR COVID-19 test to NHS hospitals.

If you have any queries, please contact the Academy team at or call 0207766 630.

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