Artemis Wins Top Engineering Award

On 16th July 2015 Artemis won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2015 MacRobert Award, in the form of a gold medal and a £50,000 prize.

Please click on the video image below, to see Managing Director, Dr. Niall Caldwell making the acceptance speech (courtesy of the Royal Academy of Engineering).

The Royal Academy of Engineering had revealed on the 20th of May that Artemis Intelligent Power, the cancer diagnostics company Endomag and the ultra-thin polymer company Victrex were the finalists for this year’s Award.

Royal Academy of Engineering website links:    Announcement of finalists   Announcement of winner

Artemis Managing Director Dr Niall Caldwell, Chairman Professor Win Rampen and Non-Executive Director Professor Stephen Salter were presented with the ‘premier award for UK innovation in engineering’ by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. Two other members of the Artemis team, Chief Engineer Dr Uwe Stein and Operations Director Pierre Joly, were unable to be present at the awards dinner in the Landmark London Hotel.

MacRobert medal 300wThe MacRobert Award, first presented in 1969, ‘identifies outstanding innovation with proven commercial success and tangible social benefit’. The prize fund was founded by the MacRobert Trust – set up by a distinguished Scottish family in memory of three pilot sons lost before and during the Second World War. As a Scottish company, Artemis is particularly proud to receive a prize that has such resonant local roots.

video of Artemis was commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering especially for the awards dinner.

See also the Artemis web-page after being shortlisted in May.

MacRobert Award presentation

Stephen Salter, Niall Caldwell and Win Rampen after receiving the Award from HRH Duke of Edinburgh.
With them on the right is the President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor Dame Ann Dowling.

 

The Artemis entry for the award was based on the potential of its Digital Displacement® hydraulics to transform the viability of offshore wind power and low carbon transportation.

After coming to their decision the Chair of the judging panel, Dame Sue Ion, commented “The Artemis story is truly compelling. The company has achieved a technical advance of global importance, making significant power delivery from offshore wind considerably more credible and realisable, and facilitating the global goal of reducing CO2 emissions. This is not simply evolutionary improvement but a complete step change, and one that took years of commitment to achieve”.

MacRobert Award

From left: Profs Win Rampen and Stephen Salter founded Artemis. Dr. Niall Caldwell is the current MD.

 

MacRobert Award

The Artemis team with Dame Sue Ions, FREng who chaired the judging panel and Fiona Bruce,
the incomparable compere.