In the Year of Engineering, three innovations in healthcare, space and energy will go head-to-head for the top UK engineering prize, worth £50,000.
The UK’s longest-running and most prestigious national prize for engineering innovation will be competed for by Owlstone Medical’s ReCIVA Breath Sampler; Oxford Space Systems cost-competitive satellite antennas and structures, and Williams Advanced Engineering and Aerofoil Energy technology for energy efficiency on supermarket fridge shelves.
The winning organisation will be presented with a gold medal, and the team members will receive a cash prize of £50,000, with past winners including the engineers behind innovations such as the Pegasus jet engine, catalytic converters, the roof of the Millennium Dome and intelligent prosthetic limbs.
In 2017 the Award was won by the team behind the Raspberry Pi microcomputer.
The 2018 winner will be revealed at the Royal Academy of Engineering Awards Dinner at the Tower of London on Wednesday 27 June 2018.
Originally founded by the MacRobert Trust, the Award is now presented and run by the Royal Academy of Engineering, with support from the Worshipful Company of Engineers.