Healthcare and lifestyle innovations make up the shortlist for this year’s MacRobert Award, announced this week by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Creo Medical, DnaNudge and PragmatIC Semiconductor are the three companies vying for the prestigious prize, which has become a benchmark for UK engineering prowess across all sectors since it was founded by the RAEng in 1969. As well as the MacRobert Award Gold Medal, the top team will receive a cash prize of £50,000 when the winner is revealed in July.
The shortlisted finalistes for the 2021 MacRobert Award are:
“After such a year it is no surprise to find medical engineering strongly represented across the finalists for this year’s MacRobert Award for engineering innovation,” said Professor Sir Richard Friend FREng FRS, chair of the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award judging panel. “As we look to build back better for the future, the inspiring achievements of our finalists offer the potential for all of us to have more control over our health and lifestyle.
“These three companies represent the very best of engineering innovation, offering new ways to apply leading edge technologies in our daily lives. Whether using our own genetics to guide us on making healthier food choices through DnaNudge, reaping the benefits of products connected seamlessly thanks to PragmatIC’s flexible electronics or receiving more precise cancer treatment developed by Creo Medical, these developments offer huge potential advantages for the future.”