ioLight X The Big Innovation Centre

The Big Innovation Centre exists to help businesses, public agencies and universities put their open innovation principles into practice. This Wednesday 16th September, ioLight and The Big Innovation Centre are teaming up to bring you an exclusive open day designed to give you an insight into the world of ioLight and mobile microscopy innovation.

Hosted by ioLight’s Andrew Monk and Richard Williams, the event promises to be a unique opportunity to meet the faces behind the design, see the ioLight microscope in action and ask the founders any questions you have about ioLight and our magnificent mobile microscope.

Space at the event is limited, so please contact us at info@iolight.co.uk to book your place at one of the three sessions. Details of timings and location can be found below or over at the ioLight website. We look forward to meeting you.

Team ioLight

 

Event schedule:

10:30
12:30 (simple lunch provided)
15:00

Address:

The Big Innovation Centre
Ergon House
4th floor
Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 2AL

(The venue is next to Lambeth Bridge, just 10 minutes walk from Parliament Square)

The Eden Project endorses ioLight

The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world. Its visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in an ex-china clay quarry. Massive conservatories housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to its Great Gardens, summer concerts and an exciting year-round family events programme.

Gabi Gilkes, Science Programme Manager at The Eden Project says “We were really excited when we got to play with the ioLight microscope. It really feels like it might be the future of personal microscopy and we are really looking forward to having it here as part of our program.”

We showed the ioLight microscope to the scientists and technicians at the Eden project and the room was soon full of application ideas:

  • Showing microscopic samples to visitors on TV monitors in the new Planet You the human microbiome exhibition
  • Displays for young children using the ioLight microscope will be easier to see and will overcome current issues with spreading conjunctivitis between children
  • The Eden Project carefully quarantines new plant stock to ensure that specimens are free of disease and parasites before they are introduced to the biomes.

When we asked what The Eden Project thought of the microscope they simply said “The ioLight microscope is Awesome!”