ioLight in the spotlight at UK’s largest innovation show

ioLight in the spotlight at UK’s largest innovation show

ioLight from Hampshire was one of 25 trailblazing innovators from across the country to launch new innovations and products at Innovate 2016 this week.

The two-day event in Manchester was hosted by the Department for International Trade and Innovate UK and is the largest cross-sector innovation show in the UK.

ioLight exhibited their new portable field microscope – the first portable digital microscope which delivers lab quality images to your iPad or iPhone.

Innovate UK Chief Executive Ruth McKernan said: “I congratulate ioLight on their success in winning a place and thank them for their involvement in our annual flagship show of innovation excellence across the UK. This year we saw an increase in the number of companies launching new products at the event. It is important for Innovate UK to support the showcasing of companies’ achievements, helping to raise visibility of their brand and demonstrating the impact that results from our support.”

Richard Williams, co-founder of ioLight said “ Innovate 2016 has been a great success for ioLight – everyone loved our 1 micron resolution portable microscope and we have received numerous compliments on the quality of the images, ease of use and design of the product. We even sold a microscope on the stand and the BBC’s Rory Cellan Jones saw the microscope and tweeted about us!”


ioLight in Electro Optics magazine


Great article in Electro Optics magazine about the ioLight high resolution portable microscope for iPad and iPhone. The article is on page 32 of the current edition of Electro Optics which is available here

ioLight at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

ioLight exhibited the portable microscope at the e-Luminate Light Lab as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas on the 29th Oct 2016.

It was a lovely event with many families taking part in the interactive displays. It was great to have Laura Brooks from The Naked Scientist to join us for the day and write this simply beautiful piece on The Light Lab – read it in full here.

On the ioLight stand Richard had 2 microscopes and a range of different samples. The pond water survived the long trip from Richard’s garden and the visitors were fascinated by the tardigrades that we found in the pond water – see the video here