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Prince Philip House hosts prestigious Queen Elizabeth Prize Launch Event

Last night (6 November) Prince Philip House, part of the Harbour & Jones Events venue collection and home to the Royal Academy of Engineering, opened its doors to over 250 esteemed guests from Sony, BP, Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid and many more for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) Ambassadors Network Launch Party

The judging panel comprises some of the biggest names in engineering and science from around the world, including Professor Brian Cox in the UK.  The launch of this unique, international network of QEPrize Ambassadors will promote the QEPrize and engineering, helping to inspire the next generation of engineers to create the future.  

The theme of the evening was The Future of Engineering – an interactive journey through engineering projects and technologies The full venue production is a first for Prince Philip House, with an interesting engineering or design installation on display at every turn.  

The events spaces lend themselves perfectly to this kind of experiential event, with state of the art inbuilt technology and the venue is a blank canvas waiting to be transformed.  

Highlights from the night include Robothespian – a life sized, fully interactive, party-going humanoid robot, and the opportunity to see planets like never before with big-screen footage courtesy of NASA. Cutecircuit showcased a fully interactive digital fashion show complete with staged catwalk, and guest got to try their hands at Gravity Sketch – a technology start-up tool that lets you create intuitive 3D design in real time, with no programming experience needed.  

A bespoke futuristic menu of canapés and interactive food stalls greeted guests on arrival. Bocconcini with tomato gel & purple basil delighted the senses and an impressive seafood stall; showcasing sustainably sourced food with whole sides of cured salmon and king prawns didn’t fail to impress.  

Rupert Outram, General Manager at Prince Philip House, said, “It was just magnificent to have the future of engineering at our fingertips. To have such vast and technical production across all of our event spaces was great testament to the capabilities of Prince Philip House as a cutting edge venue.”

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