Renishaw receives Queens Award 2014
Renishaw, a global engineering technologies company, has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2014 in the Innovations category for its inVia Raman microscope. The award has been granted for the continuous development of the inVia, with ultra-fast Raman imaging, which enables the rapid generation of high definition 2D and 3D chemical images for material analysis. This is the company’s 17th Queen’s Award since its formation in 1973 and its eighth in just eleven years.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are made each year by Her Majesty The Queen, on the advice of the British Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.
Sir David McMurtry, Renishaw’s chairman and chief executive, said: ‘Although we have won many Queen’s Awards, this is very special as it is the first to recognise our achievements outside the field of industrial metrology. We are now benefitting from a long term commitment to the development of the inVia system which has become the Raman analysis system of choice for many of the world’s most prestigious research institutions, and a contributor to global research in an exciting range of advanced materials applications such as graphene. Congratulations to all the Renishaw staff around the world that have contributed to the success of this internationally acclaimed research system.'
Renishaw’s inVia microscopes use Raman scattering to analyse the chemical structure and composition of materials. inVia is used by academics and industrialists to tackle analytical problems across a broad range of application areas, including: chemicals; materials science; pharmaceuticals; semiconductors; forensics; gemmology; antiquities; and green energy development, such as photovoltaics.