17 July 2019
Opsydia announced as finalist in The Oxford Trust Enterprise Awards 2019

Opsydia is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Oxford Innovation Start-up Award at The Oxford Trust Enterprise Awards 2019.

The Awards recognise and celebrate the breadth of innovative companies and individual entrepreneurs working in the science and technology industry in the Oxfordshire region today. They acknowledge the entrepreneurs and start-ups who are just starting out on their journey to success and commend established knowledge-intensive businesses that have made a positive impact on the regional economy. The Enterprise Awards have been running since 2005 and have previously showcased future high-growth companies such as Oxbotica, Immunocore, Oxford Nanopore and Adaptix.

The awards will be presented at a special reception after Venturefest, Oxford 2019 held at Oxford Brookes University on 11th September.


Opsydia is shortlisted for the Oxford Innovation Start-up award, which recognises the outstanding performance of an Oxfordshire tech start-up.

Steve Burgess, CEO of The Oxford Trust and one of the award judges, said: “There was a strong list of applicants for all the awards, which made it extremely difficult for the judges to shortlist for each category.”

“Our region creates some of the world’s leading tech businesses and it’s a real privilege to find out more about the next star companies and entrepreneurs coming through along with those organisations that are already starting to making a real difference.”

The Oxford Trust was established by Oxford’s first true entrepreneurs Sir Martin and Audrey (Lady) Wood in 1985, founders of Oxford Instruments – the first spin-out company from the University of Oxford. The Trust has been a part of, and supported, the local innovation ecosystem for the past thirty plus years. It was the Trust that helped establish Venturefest Oxford 20 years ago, started the Enterprise Awards in 2005, set up the region’s – and the UK’s – first innovation centre, and runs the Oxford Centre for Innovation and Wood Centre for Innovation to support start-up science and tech businesses.

Note to editors:

For more information on the Enterprise Awards please contact:
Jude Eades, Director of Communications
07884 584609 | [email protected]

The Oxford Trust Enterprise Awards
Read more about the awards at: https://theoxfordtrust.co.uk/our-work/oxford-trust-enterprise-awards/

The Oxford Trust
The Oxford Trust is an independent charitable trust that was founded in 1985 by entrepreneurs Sir Martin and Audrey, Lady Wood. Our mission is to encourage the pursuit of science and enterprise. www.theoxfordtrust.co.uk

About Opsydia: Opsydia is a spin-out company from the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. We are specialists in designing bespoke optical systems and laser fabrication processes for complex and unique ideas. Utilising our decades of cutting-edge photonics research and extensive industrial experience, we perform otherwise impossible materials processing tasks.


For more information, contact us.

Press contact: Jason Nisse, The Nisse Consultancy 07769 688618 [email protected]

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