Cryogenics specialist ICEOxford has won the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise 2020 in the Innovation Category.

As a designer and manufacturer of custom designed, high performance cryogenic systems for scientific research communities and industry throughout the world, ICEOxford won the award for its Dry Ice 1.0K.

This high cooling power platform can reach temperatures as low as 0.8K, equivalent to -272.2°C, whilst achieving greater than 250mW of power in the sample area, five times higher than previous technologies.

“ICE are incredibly honoured to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation Category for the development of our 1.0K High Cooling Power Platform,” said Chris Busby, Managing Director.


Source: ICEOxford

“Our founding desire was to shake up the dry cryogenics market and we believe this technology is set to be a key player in the quantum computing revolution over the coming decades.”

“We have just completed our best year in ICE history because we have an amazing team. Achieving this award is testament to the hard work our current/past employees, suppliers and customers have put in over the last 15 years.”

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses of any size and throughout every sector.

The Awards are a great way of celebrating a business’s success by recognising and encouraging them in the fields of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity.