BITE in association with Rolls Royce, recognises individuals who have shown continued and effective commitment to the leadership, creativity and dissemination of technological advances for the benefit of the wider community and economy. It is aimed at the ‘Champions’ of technology rather than the inventors of an individual discovery. This award has been received in person by the 11th President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam in 2007, Rt. Hon. Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Professor Zhores Alferov the Nobel Laureate for physics for his outstanding work on Nano Technology,
Dr Richard Noble, director Bloodhound Project aims to inspire the next generation land speed record. In 2013 award was given to Dr Robert Smith the pioneer of Eurofighter. In 2015 the award was received by the Rt Hon David Willetts for his creative and leadership as the minister for state for universities and science.