The MacRobert Award is the UK’s longest-running and most prestigious national prize for engineering innovation.

The presentation of the Award recognises outstanding innovation coupled with tangible societal benefit and proven commercial success.

Originally founded by the MacRobert Trust, the Award is now presented and run by the Royal Academy of Engineering, with support from the Worshipful Company of Engineers.

Each year the winning team receives a gold medal, widespread publicity ,a £50,000 prize and an exclusive weekend away at Douneside House . 

2023 finalists

The 2023 MacRobert Award finalists, announced on 12 June 2023 are:

  • Ceres Power for its pioneering clean energy technology, including fuel cells for power generation and electrolysers for green hydrogen. 
  • nPlan whose machine-learning technology accurately forecasts how long every element of a construction project is likely to take and represents the most dramatic step forward in decades for forecasting and de-risking large-scale construction and infrastructure projects.
  • Paragraf for producing the first real commercial use of graphene in electronic devices, rather than as a structural additive in composites.

Meet the finalists