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Awards: Business

For outstanding contribution to business or industry and recognition for businesses prospering through physics-based innovation (for start-ups, small, medium and large companies). 


Business Innovation Award winner at Business Awards event

Business Innovation Award

This award recognises and celebrates companies that have excelled in innovation, delivering significant economic and/or societal impact through the application of physics.

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Winners of the 2019 Business Start-Up Award holding their trophy

Business Start-Up Award

This award recognises and celebrates young companies with a great business idea founded on a physics invention, with the potential for business growth and significant societal impact.

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Lee Lucas Award

This award recognises and celebrates early stage companies taking innovative products into the medical and healthcare sector.

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Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal

Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal and Prize

For application of physics in an industrial or commercial context

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    Dennis Gabor Medal

    Dennis Gabor Medal and Prize

    For distinguished contributions to the application of physics in an industrial, commercial or business context

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    Clifford Paterson Medal

    Clifford Paterson Medal and Prize

    For exceptional early-career contributions to the application of physics in an industrial or commercial context

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    Technician Award winners 2019

    Technician Award

    The IOP Technician Award recognises and celebrates the skills and experience of technicians and their contribution to physics.

    Read about our 2019 winners.

    Learn more about our Technician Award
    Young woman making notes in front of machinery.

    Apprentice Award

    The IOP Apprentice Award enables the community to recognise and celebrate the skills and experiences of science and engineering apprentices and their contribution to physics.

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    Apprenticeship Employer Award

    The IOP Apprenticeship Employer Award enables the IOP to recognise employers that demonstrate their commitment and contribution to scientific and engineering apprenticeship schemes, and the positive outcomes their apprentices bring to the organisation.

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    IOP Honorary Fellow with IOP President

    Honorary Fellowship

    Our Honorary Fellowships reward exceptional individuals.

    See our list of Honorary Fellows and find out more about their work.

    Learn about our fellowships