MacRobert Award

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The MacRobert Award is regarded as the leading prize recognising UK innovation in engineering.[1] It was established in 1969 by the MacRobert Trusts and is now presented by the Royal Academy of Engineering, supported by the Worshipful Company of Engineers and industry sponsors. The winner receives a gold medal and a cash sum of £50,000.


The award is named in honour of Lady Rachel Workman MacRobert (1880 - 1954).[2]


  • 2013 - RealVNC for the innovation of VNC Remote Access Software
  • 2014 - Cobalt Light Systems for the innovation of Insight100 airport security liquid scanner
  • 2015 - Artemis Intelligent Power for the innovation of Digital Displacement hydraulic transmission.[10] [1] The judging panel was chaired by Dame Sue Ion.[11]


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