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.

Originally founded by the MacRobert Trusts the Award is now presented and run by the Royal Academy of Engineering, with support from the Worshipful Company of Engineers.

Applications for the 2017 MacRobert Award have now closed.

The Finalists will be announced in the spring and the overall winner at the Academy's Awards Dinner on 29 June 2017.


2016 MacRobert Award winner

Blatchford, for the development of the world’s most intelligent prosthetic limb.

Blatchford are the winners of the 2016 MacRobert Award. They were presented with the UK’s top innovation prize by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at the Academy's Awards Dinner on June 23.

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2016 MacRobert Award finalists

This year’s finalists were: Blatchford, for the development of the world’s most intelligent prosthetic limb; Jaguar Land Rover, for the world-class innovation behind the company’s decision to design and manufacture its own engines for the first time; and Siemens Magnet Technology, for making a step-change in MRI technology that could enable earlier diagnosis of a range of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and improve drug development.

2016 MacRobert Award finalists