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Africa Prize

Launch of a major new prize to reward innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa

The UK's Royal Academy of Engineering (the Academy) today announced the launch of the first Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation and called for entries from engineers connected with universities and research institutions in sub-Saharan African countries.

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2014 QE prize nominations open

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is a £1 million global award which celebrates the engineers responsible for a ground-breaking innovation in engineering that has been of global benefit to humanity.

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2014 Launchpad

2014 Launchpad competition uncovers UK’s most promising young tech entrepreneurs

HRH The Duke of York presents Royal Academy of Engineering’s JC Gammon Award

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Damian Gardiner with laser fraud detection product

Anti-fraud lasers and inks for transparent electronics

Enterprise Hub Member Damian Gardiner takes centre stage in this news piece on the latest ground-breaking prototypes to emerge from the University of Cambridge’s Electrical Engineering Division

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Africa Prize

Academy launches international innovation prize 2014

In March 2014 the Royal Academy of Engineering will launch the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, targeted to motivate, recognise and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa. 27 Jan 2014

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Herman Hauser

Hermann Hauser: Interactive objects will be big in 2014

BBC video features the Acorn computer inventor discussing a number of ways he believes technology is developing, including robots that can learn to ride a unicycle faster than a human

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Richard Nock with product

Eight technologies move from lab to reality

The eight most promising new technologies developed in UK universities that the Royal Academy of Engineering has identified as having outstanding real-world potential.

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Dame Sue Ion

Royal Academy of Engineering Council nominates its first female President

The Council of the Royal Academy of Engineering has nominated Professor Dame Ann Dowling FREng FRS, Head of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, as its Presidential candidate for election by Fellows at the September 2014 AGM

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Daniel Elford

'Call me an inventor with a business edge'

Sonobex founder and Enterprise Fellow Daniel Elford contributed to this report for The Times on the importance of bridging academia and entrepreneurship.

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