Smart Separations is proud to have been the recipient of multiple awards, grants and accolades.
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.
Awarded the PT 2020 grant to develop a solution for the removal of emerging pollutants from wastewater.
UKIPO - IP Plus Audit. This funding supported an IP Audit.
Winner at the Guildford Innovation Awards 2020 - Response to Covid-19 Award
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.
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.
Collaboration with CTCV (PT) in the development of a depolymerization and sintering process for ceramic membranes with oriented porosity.
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.
Graduate internship grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
We got assigned to the Norte 2020 project to develop a technical solution to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
We will collaborate with University of Surrey on SPRINT-funded project to develop new catalytic monopropellants for satellite propulsion systems
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.
Awarded the PT 2020 grant to develop our manufacturing facility in the North region of Portugal.
Sustainability Award at Guildford Innovation Awards 2018.
Pitch to Solvay as part of SME Instrument.
€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.
Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 grant to develop a manufacturing capability for indoor air purification applications.
Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies Awards, Shortlisted.
Innovate UK Smart Grant to develop a Proof of Concept for Smart Separations Ltd, “A novel microfiltration system for air purification and emissions control”.
The Guardian’s Startup of the Year 2014.
Startup Leadership Program, Fellow.
£300K Equity Investment from industry leaders in air filtration.
NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) collaboration for product development and testing.
Technology Strategy Board Innovation Award.
UK Intellectual Property, IP Audit.
Armourers and Brasiers’ Venture Prize, Finalist.
Growth Accelerator Program, Partner.
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
This is a summary of the most important awards/highlights we have received so far:
List of grants we have already received