Awards

Smart Separations is proud to have been the recipient of multiple awards, grants and accolades.

April 2021

Measures for Recovery (M4R). 20 days of work from the National Physics Laboratory to support detailed study of SSL´s antimicrobial coating when deployed on surfaces.

April 2021

January 2021 - June 2023

Awarded the PT 2020 grant to develop a solution for the removal of emerging pollutants from wastewater.

January 2021 - June 2023

January 2021

UKIPO - IP Plus Audit. This funding supported an IP Audit.

January 2021

December 2020

Winner at the Guildford Innovation Awards 2020 - Response to Covid-19 Award

December 2020

November 2020 - May 2021

Sêr Cymru – Tackling COVID-19. This is a collaborative project with the University of Oxford and Cardiff to develop a mathematical model of the transmission of COVID-19 in closed spaces, in the presence and absence of antimicrobial coatings on surfaces and air filters. 

November 2020 - May 2021

October 2020 - June 2021

Innovate UK - The Sustainable Innovation Fund. This funding supports the development of biodegradable and recyclable antimicrobial stickers. Smart Stickers are a low-cost and easy solution to functionalize surfaces, making them antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal.

October 2020 - June 2021

August 2020 - August 2021

Collaboration with CTCV (PT) in the development of a depolymerization and sintering process for ceramic membranes with oriented porosity.

August 2020 - August 2021

August 2020 - October 2020

Innovate UK - Business led Innovation in response to Global Disruption. This grant supported the efficacy and safety assessment of SSL´s personal air sanitizer, Gino.

August 2020 - October 2020

August 2020

Graduate internship grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

August 2020

July 2020 - April 2021

We got assigned to the Norte 2020 project to develop a technical solution to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 2020 - April 2021

July 2020 - January 2021

We got assigned to the Compete 2020 project in which we will help to develop technical solutions to stop SARS-CoV-2. This is a collaborative project with the University of Coimbra and the Technological Centre of Ceramic and Glass in Coimbra to  transform our ceramic microfilters into nanofilters by depositing a film layer that traps and kills SARS-CoV-2.

July 2020 - January 2021

July 2020

i3S Health Innovation  Prize - First Prize. This funding supported the development of SSL´s antimicrobial coating technology to be applied onto surfaces and air filters.

July 2020

April 2020

We will collaborate with University of Surrey on SPRINT-funded project to develop new catalytic monopropellants for satellite propulsion systems

April 2020

April 2020

EIC Attack COVID-19 Innovation Award. Won 1st place as recognised solutions to help tackle COVID-19 with our SARS-CoV-2 destroying Smart Coatings™ technology and Smart Filter Platform.

April 2020

January 2020 - December 2021

Awarded the PT 2020 grant to develop our manufacturing facility in the North region of Portugal.

January 2020 - December 2021

December 2018

Sustainability Award at Guildford Innovation Awards 2018.

December 2018

October 2018

Pitch to Solvay as part of SME Instrument.

October 2018

August 2018

€30k INL Grant as part of the MED.IDEAS program to conduct early-stage research on adapting our membranes for a cancer cell research platform.

August 2018

June 2018 – May 2020

Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 grant to develop a manufacturing capability for indoor air purification applications.

June 2018 – May 2020

April 2017 – June 2017

Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies Awards, Shortlisted.

 April 2017 – June 2017

July 2015 – March 2016

Innovate UK Smart Grant to develop a Proof of Concept for Smart Separations Ltd, “A novel microfiltration system for air purification and emissions control”.

July 2015 – March 2016

April 2015

The Guardian’s Startup of the Year 2014.

April 2015

November 2014

Startup Leadership Program, Fellow.

November 2014

November 2014

£300K Equity Investment from industry leaders in air filtration.

October 2014

NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) collaboration for product development and testing.

October 2014

June 2014

Technology Strategy Board Innovation Award.

April 2014

UK Intellectual Property, IP Audit.

April 2014

Armourers and Brasiers’ Venture Prize, Finalist.

April 2014

February 2014

Growth Accelerator Program, Partner.

October 2013 – June 2014

Technology Strategy Board Smart Grant.

“It’s amazing to be working with groundbreaking solutions. Always looking for new grants to apply to directly or in collaboration with others.”

Carina Dos Santos
Business Development

This is a summary of the most important awards/highlights we have received so far:

(source: http://bit.ly/sslawards)

List of grants we have already received