Chemical Engineering


28 Jan 2020

Micropore Wins IChemE Global Awards 2019 Double

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At an awards ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Hull UK on Thursday 7th November, Micropore received first prize in both the Pharma and Innovative Product categories of the The IChemE Global Awards, which are widely recognised as the world's most prestigious chemical engineering awards. 

Micropore patented technology was invented by Professor Richard Holdich, former Head and now Emeritus Professor of the Chemical Engineering Department at Loughborough University (pictured right.)

Micropore Technology Limited was established in 2003 to commercialise this unique new technology and the company's connection with Loughborough remains strong today, with the University maintaining an equity in the business and Dr Marijana Dragosavac, current Senior Lecturer within Loughborough's Chemical Engineering department, holding the position of Chief Scientific Officer for Micropore. 

​To date, Micropore Technologies has secured approximately £1.5m in funding from UK Steel Enterprise, the Tata Steel business-support subsidiary and this amount also includes £750,000 from NPIF - Mercia Equity Finance (which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers as part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.)

As can be seen from the timeline featured at the top of this article, Micropore has had a meteoric rise since it's inception in 2003. 

For further information on Micropore, please see this article in Speciality Chemicals Magazine

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 You can visit the Micropore Technologies website here