IOP Innovation Awards

Innovative physics. Winning solutions.

Four companies have been named as recipients of an IOP Innovation Award 2014. Read the full announcement and the 2014 winner short citations for further details.

Why should your company enter?
The IOP Innovation Awards celebrate companies that make the most of physics. The IOP is one of the largest physical societies in the world, with over 50 000 members spanning all sectors of the economy. We understand the skills required to take an idea and make it work. We want to celebrate companies that have the spark of innovation: companies that can bring cutting-edge technology to the real world, that can take an old idea and use it to create something new; companies that know how to use their experience and expertise to provide the products and services that people need. The IOP Innovation Awards are a mark of success, a sign of recognition from both the business and physics communities that your company is at the cutting edge of both.

Ian Locker and Michael Harris from Zephir are presented with an IOP Innovation Award 2013 by the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP at a reception in Parliament
Ian Locker and Michael Harris from Zephir are presented with an IOP Innovation Award 2013 by the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP at a reception in Parliament


Raise your profile
The IOP Innovation Awards are the only awards recognising companies in the UK and Ireland that have built success on the innovative application of physics. As a winner of the IOP Innovation Award 2014, we will work to promote your success, and your prize will include the following:

  • the presentation of your Award trophy at a high-profile exhibition, where you can showcase your winning innovation to an invited audience;
  • support from the Institute’s communications team in showcasing your achievements through local and national press;
  • use of the IOP Innovation Award winner logo on your website and communications;
  • prominent coverage on the IOP website and in the IOP’s member news publications.

Additionally, we can offer a discount on exhibition space at IOP-organised events for a period of 12 months after winning, and complimentary services provided by our colleagues at IOP Publishing, including listings on Physics Connect and

Who are the Awards for?
The Awards are for companies that operate in the UK or Ireland, of all sizes and from any sector, that have successfully addressed a commercial need using a physics-based innovation. This could come in the form of a product or process but it must involve the application of physics or physics expertise. For further details regarding eligibility for the Awards please see our terms and conditions.

Entering your company
Entry to the IOP Innovation Awards 2014 has now closed and the winners have been announced. Entry to next year’s Awards will open early in 2015. Please keep checking the website for details.

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