Prizes and medals
The celebration of engineering
excellence is at the heart of the Royal Academy of
Engineering. The UK continues to provide an
abundance of engineers whose achievements in the
academic and professional practice of engineering
have a huge impact on society. Our awards celebrate
the significant contribution of engineering to the
nation’s wealth, health and wellbeing and recognise
engineers at all stages of their careers.
given by the Royal Academy of Engineering seek to
recognise and reward the very best of engineering
talent from not only across the UK but
internationally as well.
We seek to inspire the next
generation of engineers by identifying and rewarding
possible role models and by demonstrating the
relevance of engineering to society today.
The Academy awards a number of medals each year in recognition of excellence in engineering.
For outstanding and sustained personal
achievement in engineering by an individual who
is neither a UK resident nor a British citizen.
For an Academy Fellow who has greatly
contributed to the Academy’s work and aims.
Prince Philip Medal
For exceptional contributions to engineering
through practice, management or education.
For outstanding personal contribution to UK
engineering by an early to mid-career engineer
resulting in market exploitation.
Sir Frank Whittle Medal
For outstanding and sustained achievement in any
engineering discipline by an engineer resident
in the UK.
Sir George Macfarlane
For a UK engineer who has demonstrated
excellence in the early stage of his or her
Colin Campbell Mitchell Award
For an engineer or small team of engineers who
have made an outstanding contribution to the
advancement of any field of UK engineering.
Royal Academy of Engineering ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award
For UK university researchers working in the
broad field of electro-technology who
demonstrate considerable entrepreneurial
The MacRobert Award
For exceptional UK innovation in engineering
that demonstrates commercial success and benefit
Major Project Award
For a team based in the UK that has played a
critical role in a major engineering project
that has had substantial impact on society.
The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
For outstanding advances in engineering that
have changed the world and benefited humanity.
For the public promotion of engineering by an
individual, small team or project based in the
The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation,
targeted to motivate, recognise and reward
innovation and entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan
Africa was launched in March 2014.
The Launchpad competition will award the brightest young entrepreneurs in the UK between the ages of 16-25 with a cash prize and bespoke support to start and grow a leading technology company.
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