MacRobert Award announces 2019 finalists

The Royal Academy of Engineering has today announced the finalists for the
2019 MacRobert Award, the most prestigious prize for UK engineering

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the MacRobert Award is run by the
Royal Academy of Engineering and recognises engineering teams that
demonstrate outstanding innovation, tangible societal benefit and proven
commercial success within the UK engineering sector.

The four finalists for the 2019 MacRobert Award are:
● Bombardier (Belfast) for developing an innovative, resin-infused
advanced composite wing that minimises the aircraft’s environmental
impact by reducing both weight and fuel burn in flight, and waste during
● Darktrace (Cambridge) for Antigena, an AI-powered ‘self-healing’
cybersecurity system that can both identify and neutralise cyberattacks.
● M Squared (Glasgow), whose SolsTiS Titanium:Sapphire laser produces
the world's purest light and can be tuned across the spectrum – it is
enabling new scientific discoveries and bringing about radical
transformations in quantum computing, healthcare, navigation and
climate change technology.
 OrganOx (Oxford) for creating the metra, a world-first device that can
keep a human donor liver functioning outside the body for up to 24 hours
prior to transplant.

Entries were submitted by a wide variety of companies from across the UK, with
four shortlisted for this year’s prize.

All four finalists demonstrate the ingenuity of engineers who make the
impossible possible, bringing products to market that will make a significant
impact on people’s lives and on the world in which we live.

The winner of this year’s MacRobert Award will be announced at the Royal
Academy of Engineering Awards Dinner at London’s Banqueting House on
Thursday 11 July. The winning team will receive the signature MacRobert Award
gold medal and a £50,000 cash prize.