The Institute is committed to working with, and representing the views of, businesses that depend on physics and physicists.

Through a range of events, projects and policy activities, the Institute engages with and supports physics-based businesses across the UK and Ireland. 

This engagement allows the Institute to represent the interests of physics and physics-based businesses at the highest levels of governments and other agencies, and to better understand and promote the roles of physics and physicists across the economies of the UK and Ireland.

This section contains information on Business  meetings and other events that might be of interest to members in business, and activities such as the IOP Innovation Awards and our reports on the importance of physics-based businesses to the economy.


Physicists back new group for entrepreneurs and physics-based businesses

Physicists back new group for entrepreneurs and physics-based businesses

31 July 2017

Physicists in business and industry gave strong support to the idea of forming a new IOP special-interest group for entrepreneurs and physics-based companies when they gathered for a town meeting on 27 July

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Business Innovation and Growth Town Meeting, 27 July 2017, London
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The Business Innovation Awards
A reception to celebrate the winners will be held at the Palace of Westminster on 18 October 2018.

Physics in Food Manufacturing Summit
15 April, Kingsway Hall Hotel, London

Open Innovation Workshop
Build your business - attend the IOP's Open Innovation Workshop

IOP Business Forum: The right place at the right time – access to finance for science-based companies in the North East
Science-based business drives the UK economy, with more than 40 000 people in the North East employed in physics-based businesses alone.

IOP Business Forum: The UK's innovation landscape
Presentations from this event have now been added

IOP Business Forum: Physics, the key to a thriving Scottish economy
Presentations from the event have now been added