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Shell is proud to be a founding donor of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. The Prize, which is awarded every two years, is the ultimate accolade for the world’s greatest engineers and celebrates their most inspirational achievements.

The prize is judged by an international team of outstanding academics and industry leaders.

The 2021 prize was awarded to the creators of LED lighting. Previous winners include a group of four engineers for their work on the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the chemical engineer Dr Robert Langer, who is estimated to have improved the lives of over 2 billion people across the world through his ground-breaking medical technologies. Before him, the 2013 prize was awarded to the five engineers responsible for creating the fundamental architecture of the Internet.

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