2021 MacRobert Award for Engineering goes to DnaNudge      

The London start-up DnaNudge has been honoured for the development of its pioneering consumer genetics technology that enables consumers to shop more healthily – nudged by their DNA plus lifestyle. Following a simple cheek swab, DnaNudge’s NudgeBox analyser maps the user’s genetic profile to key nutrition-related health traits such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol. Customers can then use their wearable DnaBand and mobile app to scan products while they shop and be guided by their DNA towards healthier choices.

The technology has been rapidly adapted into a gold-standard, 90-minute lab-free RT-PCR test for COVID-19 and is now in use in NHS hospitals, care homes, and supporting the return of the arts sector.

2020 MacRobert Award Winner announced      

On 9 July the Royal Academy of Engineering announced the winner of the 2020 MacRobert Award.  The winner is:

JCB (Staffordshire) for developing and manufacturing the world’s first volume-produced fully electric digger (19C-1E), with zero exhaust emissions, improved productivity, outstanding noise and vibration characteristics and emission-free at point of use for use inside buildings. Rapid urbanisation is happening across the globe, but this is negatively impacting air quality and global warming initiatives. The JCB 19C-1E signals the beginning of a revolution in conscious construction, and is the only volume produced battery-powered excavator on the market. To date, the current fleet has saved the equivalent of 15,100kg in CO2 emissions across 5,616 hours of work.

2019 Awards Celebrated      

The Worshipful Company of Engineers and the Engineers Trust celebrated their 2019 Award winners at a splendid ceremony and dinner both held at the London Headquarters of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, on Thursday 5th September.  Rear Admiral James Higham OBE FIMarEST, the Royal Navy’s Chief Engineer Officer, and Dr Andrew Tyler CBE FREng, President IMarEST, presented the awards.

2018 Award winners celebrated      

The Worshipful Company of Engineers held its Awards Dinner at Plaisterers’ Hall on Tuesday 10th July 2018, in the presence of the Chief Royal Engineer Sir Mark Mans and Dr Hayatuun Sillem, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering, to celebrate the achievements of the 2018 prize winners.

Mercia Award applications open until 30 March.      

The closing date for nominations for the Mercia Award for a postgraduate paper describing how engineering techniques are being used for the advancement of medical treatment has been kept open until 30th March.

2017 Award Winners Celebrated      

The Worshipful Company of Engineers held its awards dinner at the Royal College of Physicians on Tuesday 18th July 2017, in the presence of Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, in celebration of the 2017 prize winners.

2016 Annual Review published      

The Engineers Trust has published its 2016 Annual Review.  John Robinson in his final report before handing over to John Baxter as Chairman says “This year, we spent a record £76,867 on grants, medals and prizes. This has entirely come from our generous members, either in regular giving, donations or legacies.”

2016 Award Winners Celebrated      

The Worshipful Company of Engineers held its awards dinner at the Royal College of Surgeons of England on Tuesday 19th July 2016, in celebration of this year’s prize winners.

Blatchford wins the MacRobert Award for 2016      

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.

Hawley Award deadline extended      

The £5,000 Hawley Award for Engineering Innovation that benefits the Environment has a new extended deadline for submissions of Wednesday 18 May.

New Award Winners Named      

The Worshipful Company of Engineers held its awards dinner at Drapers’ Hall on Tuesday 14th July 2015, in celebration of this year’s prize winners.

2014 Annual Review published      

Our 2014
Annual Review
shows that our Trust Fund now exceeds £1.5m and our distribution to good causes has almost doubled from previous year.

Hawley Award deadline approaching      

The deadline for the Hawley Award for Innovation is fast approaching. Get your application in by 23rd March 2015 for a chance to win £5,000.

Guide to Legacy Giving      

The Trust’s guide to legacy giving is now available for download. Follow the information link on the left “To donate to the charity”.

2014 Awards presented at Goldsmiths’ Hall      

The 2014 Awards were presented at the Worshipful Company of Engineers’ Annual Awards Livery Dinner at the Goldsmiths’ Hall on 15th July 2014. Over 200 guests celebrated the achievements of 20 Award Winners. Details of awards and recipients are on this website.

Cobalt Light Systems wins 2014 MacRobert Award      

The Insight100 airport security scanner system can analyse bottles of up to three litres, in order to determine if they contain anything considered a threat, without having to open them, providing detailed and exceptionally reliable results in just five seconds.

MacRobert Award      

The closing date for applications is 20th January 2014.

New Leete Premium Award      

Thanks to the legacy left by Dr Leete, and after a great deal of work by Past Master Chris Price to investigate the most effective way of satisfying Dr Leete’s requirement to support production engineering research, the Trust has agreed to support postgraduate students working on their PhDs at the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge. Using income from the capital given to the Trust, we are able to offer a Premium to one student each year which will provide for them over the three years of their PhD study with financial support to match the highest levels of award currently on offer (over and above the basic level of funding generally available) which will enable some of the best candidates to undertake advanced manufacturing research in the UK and at one of its top centres.

Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award      

The Trust’s Chairman, Past Master John Robinson been working very closely with the Royal Academy of Engineering to re-invigorate the MacRobert award for engineering excellence. This is the largest and most prestigious Award for engineering innovation for UK engineers. The annual Award is £50,000 to the individual engineers, not their company, to use as they wish. They also receive a Gold Medal, it is high profile, always gets significant media coverage, and is awarded to individual engineers for innovation, commercial success and contribution to society. Our support has enabled the Award to be sustained at its current real value for at least the next ten years.

Awards Applications now open for 2014      

Our search is now on for the best engineers eligible for each of our awards and prizes.  Could you be eligible to win up to £50,000?