Quantum Science recognised for work with innovation award nomination

6th October 2022
Kiera Sowery

UK-based nanomaterials innovator Quantum Science Ltd (‘QS’) has seen its cutting edge work in the quantum technology space acknowledged with a nomination for a local business award.

The company was recognised for its work on the patented INFIQ quantum dot (‘QD’) technology, receiving a nomination at the Warrington Business Awards in the Innovation of the Year category.

QDs are tiny nanoscale semiconductors that can absorb and emit different wavelengths of light depending on their size. INFIQQDs are tuned to be sensitive to invisible infrared (IR) wavelengths, with a focus on the short wave infrared (SWIR) spectrum, unlocking enhanced sensing and imaging applications in smartphones, medical technology, IoT devices, and much more.

Welcoming the news, Hao Pang, CEO and founder of QS, said: “We are proud to be based in Daresbury and our local community is a huge part of who we are and what we do. Warrington and its surrounding areas have an amazing history of technological innovation, going back to the industrial revolution. As we believe INFIQ technology will bring about its own revolution in advanced SWIR sensing, it is a tremendous honour for us to have our work recognised with this nomination by our community.”

The awards will be judged by a panel of local politicians and business leaders, with the winners revealed on 20 October in a black-tie ceremony at Mere Golf and Country Club in Knutsford, Cheshire.

The nomination is the latest in a string of successes for QS, following the company’s Innovate UK A4I funding award win which allowed its scientists to collaborate with the prestigious National Physical Laboratory.

“2022 has been a breakout year for QS,” Pang added. “We went international, with distribution deals signed across the globe. Our QDs passed the notoriously stringent Merck quality control process and went on sale on the Sigma-Aldrich R&D store for the first time. And we have seen significant progress in our development of lead-free QDs, which are highly desirable thanks to their low environmental impact. To win this award would be the perfect cap to a banner year for us.”

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