Does your business innovate with physics?


The Institute of Physics (IOP)’s Innovation Awards 2015 are now open for entries. If your company has successfully addressed a commercial or business need using a physics-based innovation, it might be eligible for entry.


Winners of the award will be presented with their trophy at a high-profile annual exhibition where the companies will showcase their winning innovations.

Speaking at the celebratory reception in Westminster last year, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, who is parliamentary undersecretary of state for business, innovation and skills and minister for intellectual property, said the 2014 winners were “living representatives” of what can be done in physics and innovation.

As Dr Frances Saunders, President of the Institute of Physics, explains, “The successful application of physics creates businesses and industries that meet the widest range of needs – from precision manufacturing and energy generation to devices designed to help us better understand our environment, and those which aid our defence.”

The innovations from last year’s four winners – Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd, Gooch & Housego, Magnox Ltd and MBDA Ltd – have found application in a broad range of sectors, including the medical, oil and gas, defence and energy sectors.

On receipt of their IOP Innovation Award, received for the creation of a low-powered, fast and wireless CO2 gas sensor, Professor Des Gibson, Chairman and CEO of Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd, said, “The award is a tremendous endorsement of the outstanding physics innovation achieved by the company, highlighting the dedication and capabilities of our people and successful commercialisation into a unique product range now marketed worldwide.”

For further information about the awards scheme or to enter, go to

The opportunity to enter your company this year will close on 17 May.

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