When the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) was established in 2011, its goals were nothing short of recognizing individuals whose contributions to engineering have changed the world in lasting ways. Three NAI Fellows have since been honored among the recipients of what
is now known as the largest engineering prize in the world, with an award of ?1 million presented biennially. This article provides a brief retrospective of the QEPrize, profiles the three NAI Fellows awarded this rare international distinction, and offers some contemporary thoughts about
the power of recognition to inspire future generations of innovators.
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NATIONAL ACADEMY OF INVENTORS;
QUEEN ELIZABETH PRIZE;
Document Type: Research Article
October 1, 2019
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Technology and Innovation, edited and published by the National Academy of Inventors, is a forum for presenting information encompassing the entire field of applied sciences, with a focus on transformative technology and academic innovation. Regular features of T&I include commentaries contributed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and in-depth profiles of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors in every issue.