Open for nominations. RSE/BP Hutton Prize in Energy Innovation
RSE/BP Hutton Prize in Energy Innovation
This award, funded by the BP Trust, and carrying a prize of £10,000, is made on a biennial basis by the Council of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, to an individual early career researcher based in Scotland, who has shown a significant individual contribution to energy innovation through research and knowledge exchange.
Closing date 6 September 2013
The 2011 winner was Dr David Wright, PGS Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, whose innovation went on to be successfully commercialised through the spin-out company MTEM Ltd.
In 2004, MTEM Ltd spun out from the University of Edinburgh to commercialise research in electromagnetics for oil and gas exploration. As a co-founder, Dr David Wright played a key part in the early development of this technology and continues to do so. Commercial operations are still on-going in the North Sea and the technology complements conventional tools used in exploration and has other potential applications.