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.


Business Innovation Award - 7 Feb 2018

These awards recognises and celebrates small, medium and large companies that have excelled in innovation.

Business Start-Up Award - 7 Feb 2018

This award recognises young companies with a great business idea founded on a physics invention.

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The Business Innovation Awards
A reception to celebrate the winners will be held at the Palace of Westminster on 16 October 2018.

Health of Photonics
16 May 2018, De Vere West One, London, UK. Hear from sector experts as they share insights on how they applied light based technologies to enhance business performance and global competitiveness. The event is open to all and is free for IOP Members.

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