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.
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.
The 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.
A 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.
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”.