IOP Business Innovation Awards 2017 winners

Last year’s impressive set of winners demonstrates the impact of the successful application of physics in a wide range of sectors - including the healthcare, space, quantum computing, communication and defence.

ICE Oxford
For the development of the Kelvin High Cooling Power Cryogenic System, which will enable research in photonic quantum computing
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M Squared
For the development of the Aurora microscope, enabling 3D imaging of live cells, improving the understanding of diseases and providing a better chance of curing them
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MR Solutions
For the development of the first commercially available preclinical, helium-free high-field MRI imaging systems
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For the development of a solar-cell prototyping platform
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Thornton Tomasetti Defence
For the development of seismic airgun arrays that have revolutionised the shock testing of warships
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Active Needle Technology
For the development of high-visibility needles that improve image-guided medical procedures
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Oxford Space System
For the development of the AstroTube Space Boom
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For the development of LiFi-X, providing wireless internet using the visible-light spectrum
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Rolls-Royce - Award for Commended Innovation
For the development of the Embedded Electrical Starter Generator (E2SG)
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It gave the ZephIR team a big boost to win an IOP Innovation Award in 2013, recognising our pioneering work in the development of lidar for the wind industry. We continue even now to enjoy the benefit to our reputation with customers.
Michael Harris, chief scientist, ZephIR, 2013 winner

The IOP Business Innovation Award is the most credible award that Coherent Scotland has won, it is the one we are most proud of.
Chris Dorman, vice president, Coherent Scotland, 2013 winner

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