Deadline for MacRobert entries approaches -

Deadline for MacRobert entries approaches

LONDON — The Royal Academy of Engineering is looking for contenders for the MacRobert Award 2005, worth £50,000 tax-free to the winner, plus the solid gold MacRobert Award Medal. The closing date for entries is 31 January 2005.

In its 36th year, the MacRobert Award is Britain's biggest award for innovation in engineering. Open to individuals or teams of up to five people from any size of company who have exploited a major engineering breakthrough, the winner will be announced at the Academy's Awards Dinner in London in June 2005.

Entries can come from any field of engineering or technology as long as they are innovative, commercially successful and benefit society. Last year a team of engineers at IBM UK, who had developed the WebSphere MQ family of software products, beat off stiff competition from Pilkington's self-cleaning windows, Sharp's 3D displays and Delphi Diesel's emission-busting injection systems.

For further entry details email Clare Huddlestone at The Royal Academy of Engineering.

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