Innovative Physics (IPL) receives Institute of Physics Innovation Award for Radiation Imaging Device
The Institute of Physics (IOP) has recognised Innovative Physics Ltd as part of its 2018 Business Innovation Awards for the development of Hot Spot Locators – radiation imaging systems which identify the type and location of radiation, whilst reducing exposure and saving lives in the process.
The Business Innovation Awards are presented to businesses that have built success on the innovative application of physics, which has a transformative effect in increased turnover, profitability and jobs.
Hot Spot Locator The award is in recognition of development of the Hot Spot Locator (HSL). Originally developed to aid in the clean-up effort around Fukushima Daiichi, the HSL is an imaging device allowing users to visualise radiation contamination. Signals from an array of high-energy-radiation sensors are coupled with a set of geometrically-opposed shadows. IPL’s specially designed deconvolution algorithms utilise the information in eliminating background radiation, revealing both the source of radioactivity and the isotope.
The HSL provides an image or video of a large area – with the user observing where radiation hot spots are located, along with the type of radiation being emitted. The HSL speeds up decontamination work, reducing the exposure of radiation workers and saving lives in the process.
The Award The award was presented to the company at a Parliamentary reception at Westminster, attended by MPs, Lords, policy makers, business leaders and leading physicists in the field.
President of the IOP Professor Dame Julia Higgins, offered her congratulations to the winners, and commended them on their fantastic achievements: “These awards are the only awards in the country that recognise and reward companies that have built success on creative applications of physics. These awards shine a light on the potential of physics to produce cutting-edge technologies, to drive business innovation and growth and to stimulate far reaching social and economic change. But they also remind us that these benefits can only be sustained with continued investment and a healthy supply of physicists and other STEM trained people.”
Mike Anderson, CEO for Innovative Physics Ltd said on winning this award: “This highly prestigious award will help raise awareness to current and potential customers worldwide about what our innovations can achieve. We are honoured to have been recognised for these awards”
Island MP Bob Seely said: “I congratulate Innovative Physics on this award. It’s great that their achievements are recognised by the Institute. The Island can be proud that companies such as Innovative Physics are finding success on an international scale. It is also yet another vote of confidence in the Island and its people. It shows that the Island is becoming a hub of innovative enterprise.”
For the Awards information, please click the link www.iop.org/activity/business/innovation/2018-winners/.