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.


MacRobert Award previous winners factsheet (547.66 KB)


2016 MacRobert Award finalists

This year’s finalists are: 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