Firms nominated for £50,000 award
TWO Royston companies have been nominated for a £50,000 engineering award. Both the Automation Partnership and Johnson Matthey are on a four-name shortlist for the 2008 Royal Academy of Engineering McRobert Award, which is given to the UK s most innovativ
TWO Royston companies have been nominated for a £50,000 engineering award.
Both the Automation Partnership and Johnson Matthey are on a four-name shortlist for the 2008 Royal Academy of Engineering McRobert Award, which is given to the UK's most innovative engineering project.
The Automation Partnership, based on the York Way Industrial Estate, has been nominated for its robotic system Polar, which is used in the UK Biobank to keep 10 million human blood and urine samples at a steady temperature of -80°C, while also ensuring that all samples are accessible at any given time.
Judges praised Polar for its "novel design."
Johnson Matthey's catalysed soot filter won it a place on the shortlist.
This significantly cleans up the emissions of diesel cars.
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The winning project will be decided by a panel of judges, and announced at an awards ceremony in London on June 9.
Prince Phillip will present the winning company with a £50,000 cheque and a gold medal.