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Sonobex receives institute of physics award for outstanding innovative work

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has recognised Sonobex Ltd as part of its 2018 Business Innovation Awards for the development of Low Frequency Industrial Noise Control by Acoustic Metamaterials.


Sonobex has been awarded one of six Business Innovation Awards from the IOP, with representatives from the company receiving their award at a Parliamentary reception in London on Tuesday 16 October 2018

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.

The award is in recognition for developing the first commercially available acoustic metamaterial-based technologies that are revolutionising industrial noise control and enabling unrivalled low frequency noise reduction. The use of innovative physics-based research has enabled the development of a disruptive technology that will replace conventional, ineffective solutions in a well-established global marketplace with significant environment and societal benefits.

The technology helps reduce environmental impact and addresses increasingly strict noise control regulations and raised noise pollution awareness.

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: "I am delighted that the IOP Business Awards are recognising and celebrating this year's winners tonight. 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."

Dr Daniel ElfordChief Technology Officer, Sonobex, said on winning this award: "Sonobex are extremely honoured to receive the prestigious IOP Business Innovation Award. It is a great recognition of the team's hard work and dedication."