Jul 15, 2019

OnS are very excited to announce that they have been chosen as finalists in not just one category, but four for the Thames Valley Tech Awards, organised by The Business Magazine. Innovative Tech Company, Tech Leadership Team, Emerging Tech Company and Science & Technology Award. Many thanks to the Judges for recognising our company as being successful in what we do #TVTA19. @thebusinessmag

OnS have developed nanoFLUX® coating technology which reduces the temperature a heating element needs to reach before the surrounding liquid boils. This reduction allows systems to be more efficient and therefore reduces overall energy consumption. The market applications for this extend in all areas of society from domestic uses in air conditioning and refrigeration to larger industrial including waste energy recovery and energy generation to fast growing markets such as data centre cooling and high-performance electronics.

The Award evening will be a glittering black-tie dinner held at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre at the Madejski Stadium in Reading on Thursday, September 19, 2019.  Good Luck OnS!

Jun 25, 2019

Announced in the Times today. Dr Alexander Reip was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in May 2019. The RSC is a learned society with the goal of “advancing the chemical sciences”. Alex is extremely grateful for the RSC’s recognition of his experience and work in the field of innovative coatings to improve two-phase heat transfer surfaces.

Oxford nanoSystems has developed nanoFLUX®, a coating technology that reduces the temperature a heating element needs to reach before the surrounding liquid boils. This reduction allows systems to be more efficient and therefore reduces overall energy consumption. The market applications for this extend in all areas of society from domestic uses in air conditioning and refrigeration to larger industrial including waste energy recovery and energy generation to fast growing markets such as data centre cooling and high-performance electronics.

For further information contact us at info@oxfordnanosystems.com

May 7, 2019

Dr. Alexander Reip has been named winner of the prestigious Rising Star in Industry Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Dr Alexander Reip, has been named winner of the prestigious Rising Star in Industry Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Dr Reip, from Oxford nanoSystems Ltd, has won the award for the creative development and scale-up of novel nano-coatings for energy saving and generation in heat transfer.

Receiving the award, Dr Reip said: “I am deeply honoured to have been nominated for and now to receive this award. I am very lucky to have had a fantastic and growing team around me from the start which has made all the difficulties in developing and now commercialising such a technology completely worthwhile.

It has been an incredible journey to have developed a company and technology that actually has the potential to make a real difference to society especially at a time when climate change is a growing problem. It is these developments of interesting and innovative technologies which will help reduce the impact of our growing population and it’s great to be part of the solution.”

Dr Robert Parker, chief executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry said:

“Over the years, our lives have been significantly improved by the chemical sciences, from medicines and food to the environment itself. We are proud of the contribution the chemical sciences make to our global community, which is why it is right for us to recognise important innovations and expertise such as these.

“Our Prizes and Awards recognise people from a range of different specialisms, backgrounds and locations. Every winner is an inspiration to the chemistry community and will play an incredibly important role in enriching people’s lives for generations to come.”

The nanoFLUX® coating technology reduces the temperature a heating element needs to reach before the surrounding liquid boils. This reduction allows systems to be more efficient and therefore reduces overall energy consumption. The market applications for this extend in all areas of society from domestic uses in air conditioning and refrigeration to larger industrial including waste energy recovery and energy generation to fast growing markets such as data centre cooling and high-performance electronics.

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Awards and Prizes are awarded in recognition of originality and impact of research, or for each winner’s contribution to the chemical sciences industry or education. They also acknowledge the importance of teamwork across the chemical sciences, as well as the abilities of individuals to develop successful collaborations.

Of those to have won a Royal Society of Chemistry Award, an illustrious list of 50 have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for their pioneering work, including 2016 Nobel laureates Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart and Ben Feringa.

NOTES FOR EDITORS:

Rewarding Excellence and Gaining Recognition

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Prizes and Awards recognise achievements by individuals, teams and organisations in advancing the chemical sciences. We want to reward those undertaking excellent work in the chemical sciences from across the world.

There are over 80 Prizes and Awards in our main portfolio, all of which aim to accurately reflect the broad scope of achievement in our community. So whether you work in research, business, industry or education, recognition is open to everyone.

More information is available at: rsc.li/prizes-awards

Royal Society of Chemistry

We are an international organisation connecting chemical scientists with each other, with other scientists, and with society as a whole. Founded in 1841 and based in London, UK, we have an international membership of over 50,000. We use the surplus from our global publishing and knowledge business to give thousands of chemical scientists the support and resources required to make vital advances in chemical knowledge. We develop, recognise and celebrate professional capabilities, and we bring people together to spark new ideas and new partnerships. We support teachers to inspire future generations of scientists, and we speak up to influence the people making decisions that affect us all. We are a catalyst for the chemistry that enriches our world.

Oct 17, 2017

On Wednesday 11th October, Oxford Innovation celebrated its 30th Anniversary and awarded OnS the top prize for the nationwide “Scale Up for the Future” competition. We were incredibly pleased to have won this against competition from a great set of UK wide companies. Please see below for the official press release by Oxford Innovation.

Oxford businesses triumph in nationwide scale-up competition

A national competition held by Oxford Innovation to mark the company’s 30th anniversary, has seen science and technology businesses from across Oxfordshire scoop the top three prizes.

Building on Oxford Innovation’s success of supporting early stage businesses, the Scale Up Stars of the Future competition was setup to identify the most exciting new generation of high growth businesses.

Winner of the competition is Oxford nanoSystems, a company that’s developed innovative coating technologies, from its Harwell Campus base, that will improve heat transfer for components used in multiple applications.  These include air-conditioning systems, industrial waste, transport and data centres.

Second prize was awarded to Green Sea Guard for creating a system to automate the measuring of real-time exhaust emissions emitted from ships.  This data is used to ensure compliance with UN regulations and to help reduce coastal and riverside air pollution.

Third prize went to The Native Antigen Company (NAC) known for making the highest quality native antigens used by scientists researching viral diseases.  Initially based at Cherwell Innovation Centre managed by Oxford Innovation, NAC has also played a fundamental role in the global fight to combat the spread of Zika virus and is about to launch its first assay products.

Jo Willett, Managing Director, Oxford Innovation, said: “During our 30 year history, Oxford Innovation has helped over 10,000 SMEs to create sustainable businesses and we are looking forward to creating more dynamic communities of entrepreneurs who can benefit from our support. The Scale-up Stars competition was created to identify the next generation of high-growth businesses and I’m delighted to say the calibre of entries from across the UK truly were outstanding.  On behalf of Oxford Innovation, I’d like to congratulate all who were shortlisted and especially our very deserving winners.”

Competition winner, Oxford nanoSystems, is currently preparing for a round of funding as it looks to scale-up and work with multiple manufacturers to enter the air conditioning market, currently estimated to be worth $907 million.

Alexander Reip, CEO, Oxford nanoSystems, said: “It’s a privilege to be named winner at Oxford Innovation’s 30th Anniversary celebrations and it will definitely provide us with an edge when talking to investors.  We are facing exciting challenges as we work towards commercialising our product and are fortunate to be located within Oxfordshire’s strong ecosystem, which has world-class and affordable facilities to support emerging technology companies. For the greater good of home grown talent and the UK economy, I hope that more counties across the UK follow suit.”

Second place, Green Sea Guard, is a virtual business with workers located in the UK, Denmark, Netherlands and Portugal. The company was founded in Oxford is predominantly staffed by a passionate team of volunteers with imminent plans to hire in addition to developing two new products.

Anita Bradshaw, Chief Operating Officer, Green Sea Guard UK and Managing Director of Green Sea Guard’s sales company in the Netherlands, said: “Reaching the finals of this competition is really significant for Green Sea Guard. We believe the visibility is good for our profile and will help us cement customer and supplier relationships, which are always tricky for start-ups.  The support from Oxford Innovation, with all its resources, will be very important as we start to scale our business from its modest origins.”

Third place, Dr. Nick Roesen, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder of The Native Antigen Company, added: “We are overjoyed to come third in the Oxford Innovation Scale-up awards. There were many great companies featured at the ceremony, and it is a great honour indeed to be recognised amongst all that talent. I have no doubt that we will be returning to Oxford Innovation for further support and facility space as we continue to grow over the next few years.”

The three winners were announced at Oxford Innovation’s prestigious 30th anniversary event, which took place at the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford on Wednesday 11 October.  As well as exhibiting their businesses at the event, all three businesses will receive a tailored prize package of support from Oxford Innovation, Oxford Innovation Services and the Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION) worth between £2,500 and  £10,000.

Oxford Innovation is the UK’s leading provider of innovation centres with 24 locations housing and supporting over 1,000 early stage businesses. Key to the success of thousands of entrepreneurs, Oxford Innovation Services provides practical support and advice, assisting high growth businesses on their business journey. The Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION) work with entrepreneurs to raise finance by connecting them with highly active potential investors who frequently provide commercial experience and contacts, in addition to vital capital.

The company was founded by renowned entrepreneurs Sir Martin and Lady Audrey Wood in 1987 as a subsidiary to The Oxford Trust and became part of SQW Group in 2007. For further information, visit: oxin.co.uk.

Oct 5, 2017

One of the prestigious awards has been made to Andrew Anderson by The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, which has awarded Industrial Fellowships, each worth up to £80,000, to the UK’s 14 most promising young doctoral engineers and scientists. The Commission has supported them to help bring their technologies to commercialisation and make an impact on businesses and society.

Originally set up by Prince Albert following the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Industrial Fellowships recognise the best research that could advance British industry and award them funds to bring them to market.

Andrew will develop a novel method for manufacturing enhanced heat transfer surfaces on heat exchangers at a commercial scale. This will involve developing a method of producing microchannels on the internal surfaces of commercial heat exchangers. Current technology developed at Oxford nanoSystems has increased heat transfer efficiency by 524% and Andrew hopes this new technique will build upon this improvement.

Applications for the 2018 Industrial Fellowships are now open and details can be found here.


CEO Dr. Alexander Reip commented:

“Congratulations to all the winners. It was fantastic hearing about all the innovative research which will be happening over the next few years thanks to these Fellowships from The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Andrew’s award will allow him to complete his PhD at UCL whilst continuing to work with us.”


Andrew Anderson commented:

“It is an honour to be have been awarded this fellowship by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. This award allows me to continue working with the amazing team at Oxford nanoSystems I have enjoyed working in for the last few years and to join the academic community at UCL which will develop me into the best version of myself. Congratulations to my fellow award winners, I look forward to going through this process with you all.”

Jul 5, 2017

This week OnS has grown by 33%! Thanks to an Industrial Placement grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry we now have Jack Lynch join us for his placement year from St Andrews University. He will be working on the process activation and the analytics involved in scaling up the nanoFLUX® coating process.