The Award, first presented in 1969, honours the winning organisation with a gold medal, and each of the individual nominees with a bronze medal. There is, in addition, a cash prize of £50,000. This is normally shared equally between the individual nominees; however, the Academy will in exceptional cases consider alternative proposals for how the cash prize should be allocated. The presentation of the Award recognises the successful development of innovative ideas in UK engineering. It seeks to demonstrate the importance of engineering and the role of engineers and scientists in contributing to national prosperity and international prestige.

Originally founded by the MacRobert Trusts the Award is now presented by the Royal Academy of Engineering, a prize fund having been established with donations from the MacRobert Trusts, the Royal Academy of Engineering and UK industry.

Applications for the 2016 award are now closed. The finalists will be announced in May.

MacRobert Award previous winners factsheet (547.66 KB)


2015 MacRobert Award winners:

Artemis Intelligent Power

For the innovation of Digital Displacement® hydraulic transmission 

Artemis Intelligent Power was announced as the winner of the 2015 MacRobert Award from amongst three exceptional finalists at the Academy's Awards Dinner on 16 July 2015.


2015 MacRobert Award winners news release

2015 MacRobert Award finalists news release

2015 MacRobert finalists factsheet (623.86 KB)