Ossila Wins Prestigious Institute of Physics Award

Posted on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 by Ashley Wong
IOP Business Innovation Award 2017 | Ossila



Sheffield UK, 18th October 2017: Ossila Ltd today announces that it has won an Institute of Physics (IOP) Business Innovation Award in recognition of its solar cell prototyping platform, which allows researchers to achieve world-class results and increases the pace of solar cell research in an affordable and efficient manner. This exemplary innovative platform encompasses Ossila's substrates, materials, equipment, and standard photovoltaic reference architecture.


The IOP Business Innovation Awards are awarded annually to organisations that have succeeded in bringing to market new physics-based products or services that have had a transformative effect. A Parliamentary Reception with senior figures from government will be held this evening at the Palace of Westminster to recognise the innovative work of Ossila and the four other winners of this year’s awards.


Making the transition to renewable energy is one of the big challenges of our time, requiring the production of solar electricity that is storable and equivalent in price to electricity from non-renewable sources. Significant progress at the core science level is still needed to develop new materials, device types, and routes of production. Ossila's solar cell platform quickly allows researchers to start making laboratory-scale but fully-functional solar cells, from which new twists and big discoveries can be made by the worldwide community of researchers. This is enabling development of technologies that will have a major impact on renewable energy generation by fast-tracking the fundamental science of creating higher-efficiency devices that could ultimately be mass produced.


Managing Director of Ossila, Dr. James Kingsley, said: It is essential that researchers working in core nanotechnology development have access to the right tools in order to work quickly and efficiently. We've applied our know-how to create a high-performance solar cell prototyping platform that provides materials scientists with a competitive edge when creating and improving the next generation of devices that could have significant commercial value and a positive impact on the environment."


"We are delighted by the recognition that this accolade provides and we will continue towards our goal of enabling faster and smarter materials science research across a broad range of technological areas." 


The official IoP Awards ceremony will be held in London in November 2017.



Author: Ashley Wong

Hailing from a Psychology background, Ashley has an MSc in Organizational/Work Psychology from the Sheffield University Management School. Prior to joining Ossila, Ashley worked with two multi-national organizations, researching emotional labour in the life insurance industry. In 2017, she successfully led the process of writing & applying for a prestigious Institute of Physics Business Innovation Award, which resulted in Ossila winning its first-ever industrial award.