IOP for Business

Unlocking Capability - IOP’s 2nd Business innovation and growth summit

Join industry leaders, policy makers, businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators, academics and funders at a two-day summit that will explore physics based innovation, research policy, innovation and funding at the Institute of Physics (IOP)’s flagship London home in the King’s Cross Knowledge Quarter.

The summit will profile deep tech innovation, examine the new investment climate for innovation and explore how R&D funding targets can be tackled at a time when physics-led innovations promise a golden era of development and growth.

Attendees will hear from keynote speakers about exciting physics based innovation discoveries, hot sectors and how they will transform society as well as addressing some of the major global challenges that face us today.

There will be expert panel sessions that provide a global perspective of the productivity challenge for the UK and Ireland and examine technologies and markets as we explore how R&D targets can be met.

Meet the award-winning tech businesses who won at this year’s IOP Business Awards as they demonstrate their cutting-edge tech and share the successes and challenges along the way to their business growth.

Unlock the potential of your company, innovation or product, meet future business partners and take part in conversations that will help influence future innovation and research funding.

Take part in skills workshops regarding accessing investment, new routes to overseas markets as well as how to grow a business in 2020.

Day one

Getting to 2.4% R&D; thought leadership, debate and policy focus. 

Day two

Connect and learn with brokerage and pitching sessions, practical advice and workshops around investment readiness and accessing overseas markets. Meet public funders and private investors interested in accelerating exciting deep tech to market - quantum tech, sustainable energy, medical physics, AI and space technologies.

Key dates

Registration deadline:

27 April 2020

Business Innovation Award 2020

  • Winners to be announced soon


Running the summit's drop-in clinics on Intellectual Property - you can find more information here