Supported by the MacRobert Trust and Worshipful Company of Engineers

This is a unique opportunity to hear how the creation of pocket-sized microcomputers led to a coding revolution. 

Dr Eben Upton CBE FREng, Peter Lomas and Liz Upton, part of the team behind the  Raspberry Pi , which won the 2017 MacRobert Award for UK innovation in engineering, will share their incredible success story during an interview-style event, hosted by science journalist Dr Anjana Ahuja. 

Raspberry Pi has inspired multiple generations to get into coding: children are learning about coding for the first time, often alongside their parents and grandparents. Communities in the developing world are being empowered by the Raspberry Pi and its modern day computing-on-a-budget.

Dr Dame Sue Ion DBE FREng FRS Chair of the MacRobert Award judging panel

Programme 

6.00pm
Registration opens
Refreshments served 
6.30pm

Welcome and introduction 
Dr Dame Sue Ion DBE FREng FRS, Chair of MacRobert Award judging panel 
6.40pm
Presentation by 
Dr Eben Upton CBE FREng 
6.45pm
Question and answer session 
Raspberry Pi team
7.55pm

Closing remarks 
Dr Dame Sue Ion DBE FREng FRS, Chair of MacRobert Award judging panel 
8.00pm
Networking reception
Drinks and food to be served 
9.00pm Close 

The MacRobert Award, first presented in 1969, is the UK's longest-running and most prestigious national prize for engineering innovation.  It honours the winning organisation with a gold medal, and the team members a cash prize of £50,000. The presentation of the Award recognises outstanding innovation, tangible societal benefit and proven commercial success.


This event is free to attend but registration is required. For more information, please contact the Events team.