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, and the overall winner at the Academy's Awards Dinner on 29 June 2017.
2017 MacRobert finalists
Three global game-changers are in the running for this year’s coveted MacRobert Award. The global impact of this year’s finalists demonstrates that the UK innovation scene is stronger than ever.
Darktrace, for their cyber ‘immune system’ that uses machine learning to self-learn what is ‘normal’ for an organisation’s computer network and uses that understanding to detect and fight back against emerging threats that human operators may miss, while keeping the rest of a system running.
2017 finalist: Darktrace
Raspberry Pi, for its inexpensive credit card-sized microcomputers, which are redefining how people engage with computing, inspiring students to learn coding and computer science and providing innovative control solutions for industry.
2017 finalist: Raspberry Pi
Vision RT, for the world’s most accurate real-time 3D body surface imaging system that enables doctors giving radiotherapy to target cancerous tumours with pinpoint accuracy, speeding treatment times while reducing discomfort for patients during radiotherapy and minimising collateral damage that can cause serious side effects.
2017 finalist: Vision RT
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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