The nominations period for the second Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has begun.
The Queen Elizabeth prize is a £1 million award which celebrates engineers responsible for ground-breaking innovations which have brought global benefit to humanity.
The prize is administered by the Royal Academy of Engineering and managed by the QEPrize Foundation, was established in 2011 to act as a Nobel Prize equivalent for the engineering sector. The award is given biennially
The inaugural winners of the awards were Robert Kahn, Vint Cerf and Louis Pouzin who were recognised for their contributions to the protocols that make up the fundamental architecture of the Internet. Sir Tim Berners-Lee was also recognised for inventing the World Wide Web and Marc Andreessen received an awards for creating the Mosaic browser.
The QEPrize Foundation is funded through support from the following donor companies: BAE Systems, BG Group, BP, GlaxoSmithKline, Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid, Nissan Motor Company, Shell, Siemens, Sony, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Steel and Toshiba.