Island tech company finalist in UK’s manufacturing excellence awards

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Island hi-tech company Innovative Physics have been named as a finalist in the national Made in the UK Awards, celebrating UK manufacturing excellence.

The Awards event takes place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Thursday 20 June 2019 and will bring together some of the UK’s most innovative and successful manufacturers.

Innovative Physics, who are finalists in the Digital Engineering/Technology Award category, were successful winners in the South Eastern regional awards in November 2018 and now have the chance to compete for the UK’s top award.

The Shanklin based company works predominantly in the nuclear, homeland security and medical sectors providing solutions to complex problems using sensor technology, artificial intelligence and pattern recognition.

It received the South Eastern region accolade for the development of its unique (HSL) Hot Spot Locator™ which utilises the latest cutting-edge AI technology to detect, identify and grade radioactive material. The development of the HSL was born out of their experience working first-hand at the site of one of the largest environmental catastrophes, the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant caused by the 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami.

The company has gone on to develop bespoke versions of the hi-spec equipment for global industries in Japan, China and Canada and is currently developing similar technology for a UK waste company.

Mike Anderson, Chief Executive Officer at Innovative Physics said:

“We are very proud of our UK roots and the fact that, as scientists, we have been able to compete on a global stage exporting products designed, developed and manufactured here in the UK.

We were delighted to win the award in our South Eastern region and to now go on as finalists in the overall national event. The calibre of those competing at this level is phenomenal and a testimony to the quality of the UK’s manufacturing industry. To win an award at this level would be fantastic but we’ll just have to wait and see.”

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