Queen Elizabeth Prize aims to recognise engineers

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A £1m award to encourage technical innovation has been launched at the Science Museum in London.

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is open to candidates from around the world and is funded by industry.

The organisers hope it will achieve the sort of prestige enjoyed by the Nobel Prize.

It was launched by Lord Browne, chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Prize Foundation, and endorsed by Prime Minister David Cameron.

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