The Worshipful Company of Engineers in co-operation with UK-based charity Tech4All, are offering an award for the most creative engineering-based solutions to the alleviation of poverty.

The award is intended to encourage engineers to use their skills and expertise to create solutions to alleviate the causes or consequences of poverty. The judges may award runners up substantial discretionary prizes.

Entries must be received by March 1 2023.

Submissions can address poverty across a broad range of areas including, but not limited to, health, social exclusion, education, banking or location. Applicants must clearly identify the evidence-based challenge to be overcome, how the innovation will benefit the under-privileged and how that benefit can be or has been measured.

Projects must be supported by a simple high-level business plan identifying essential immediate cash-requirements, and a self-sustaining future operating model.

Entrants can be independent, or part of a recognised body, but financial control processes must be present and openly reported. Entrants must be based in the UK.

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