Business Innovation and Growth

The IOP is committed to working with businesses that depend on physics and physicists, and to represent their interests at the highest levels of government. Find out how we can support you and your physics-based business.

How we support physics in business

Physics-based businesses, and physicists working in business, are a valued and vital part of our community. We can support you through:


IOP Business Innovation and Growth Group

The Business Innovation and Growth Group is a member-led special interest group which supports individuals and businesses of all sizes, as well as entrepreneurs taking ideas to market.

Being a member of the group will help you and your organisation to be more innovative, knowledgeable and effective by providing you with:

  • Networking, profiling and B2B development opportunities.
  • Knowledge exchange activities to support industry/academia collaborations.
  • Business support, finance and affordable workspace.

Join the Business Innovation and Growth Group now

Simply login to your IOPConnect account, select 'membership' and 'my groups'. 



Business Awards

Our Business Awards recognise the significant contribution that physicists and physics make in industry across all sectors and at all stages – from start-ups to multi-national corporations. The awards are a celebration of entrepreneurship, excellence in innovation and the successful implementation of physics into a product or service.

Take a look at our previous winners, and be a part of the future Business Awards.



We organise regular business events

We are also excited to be introducing a series of physics innovation talks at the IOP aimed at researchers in the field, potential users, as well as inspiring innovators taking tech to market. Our inaugural physics innovation talk is by Professor Harald Haas from the University of Edinburgh, co-founder of pureLiFi, the leaders in LiFi technology, and one of the IOP's 2017 Business Award winners.



Physics is central to the UK and Ireland economies, whether through the application of cutting edge research and technologies, or through the skills and abilities of physics-trained professionals.

We are committed to representing physics-based businesses and physicists at the highest levels of government and have produced influential reports highlighting the critical contribution that physics-based businesses make to our economy.


Looking for help to take your physics-based ideas to market?

Contact us to find out we can support you and your organisation.

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