Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering opens nominations for 2021 cycle

Published:  21 April, 2020

Nominations for the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize), a prestigious engineering accolade, open around the world.

Engineering has never been more vital, especially in light of today’s climate.

Lord Browne of Madingley, Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation, said “In the midst of the current global health crisis, engineers are creating new medicines and healthcare equipment; maintaining critical infrastructure for key workers and supply chains; and enhancing digital services to accommodate rapid changes to the way in which we learn, communicate and do business. The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering exists to celebrate the critical role that engineering plays in society, as well as those who have changed the world through their engineering innovation.”

The call for nominations coincides with the 94th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who graciously gave her name to the prize when it was established in 2011. Her Majesty has been a great supporter of developments in engineering and technology, from opening the world’s first nuclear power station to becoming the first Monarch to send an email.

Awarded every two years, the QEPrize is a £1 million prize which celebrates engineering visionaries from a wider variety of sectors of the profession, inspiring young minds to consider engineering as a career choice and to help to solve the challenges of today and tomorrow.

The winner(s) will be announced in February next year, with the prize being awarded to up to five engineers responsible for a groundbreaking engineering innovation of global benefit to humanity.

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