Terms and conditions

The terms and conditions below apply to all entries to the IOP Innovation Awards 2014.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before entering the Awards as by entering you will be deemed to have agreed to them.

Nature of the award
In 2014 the Institute intends to recognise and celebrate innovation in physics-based businesses through the IOP Innovation Awards. The Awards will recognise commercial achievements in the application of physics throughout a variety of industry sectors and company sizes. 

The Awards will be presented at a high-profile exhibition in central London, where winners will receive their trophy. The exhibition will showcase the successful innovations and provide networking opportunities with businesses across industry sectors.


  • Entrants to the Awards must operate as a company or business unit in the UK or Ireland; with at least two full-time employees or part-time equivalents.
  • Entries must be submitted from individuals on behalf of those business units or companies.
  • The recognized contribution may be a product, a process, or an innovation involving the application of physics in a business situation.

Successful entrants
Entrants under consideration should be able to demonstrate the economic impact of their solution due to, but not limited to, increased value added year on year as well as % of growth.  Further information is provided in the guidance notes to the Awards.

Successful entries will be required to work in collaboration with the Institute of Physics to release a joint press announcement, to attend the exhibition and to produce supporting materials for the exhibition.

Entrants agree that the information provided in support of their entry (other than financial information) may be used in the above publicity.

Data protection
Personal data provided with the entry may be held and processed by the Institute of Physics. A summary of the Institute's data protection policy is obtainable from the Institute on request.

last edited: February 27, 2014