History

2007
Founded

  • Promethean Particles was established, based on the research of Professor Ed Lester from the University of Nottingham.
2008

First office

  • Our first lab and office space was an incubator unit in BioCity Nottingham.
2009

 “Innovation Achieved” award

  • In the Lord Stafford Awards 2009, we received the “Innovation Achieved” award.
2009

Materials & Devices award

  • We won in the “Materials & Devices” category of the
    UK Nano & Emerging Technologies Forum Business Innovation Awards hosted by UK Trade
    & Investment (UKTI).
2012

Faraday Building

  • We moved into two industrial units of the Faraday Building, part of the Nottingham Science & Technology Park. On this site, we had our R&D lab, office space and a manufacturing space that housed our pilot-scale reactor system.
2016

Genesis Park expansion

  • Our new site at Genesis Park allowed further expansion to a larger space comprised of three warehouse units.
2017

“Outstanding Achievement” award

  • We won the “Outstanding Achievement” category in the Medilink East Midlands Business Awards.
2018

“Best Project Innovation” award

  • The European Commission-funded Horizon 2020 project Cell3Ditor, which Promethean Particles is a partner in, won the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) Award for
    Best Project Innovation.
2019

“Collaborate to Innovate” Award

  • After working on the Sustainable Hydrothermal Manufacture of Nanomaterials (SHYMAN) project, it won The Engineer magazine’s Collaborate to Innovate Award in the “Manufacturing Technology” category.
2020

Business Innovation Award

2007
Founded

  • Promethean Particles was established, based on the research of Professor Ed Lester from the University of Nottingham.
2008

First office

  • Our first lab and office space was an incubator unit in BioCity Nottingham.
2009

 “Innovation Achieved” award

  • In the Lord Stafford Awards 2009, we received the “Innovation Achieved” award.
2009

Materials & Devices award

  • We won in the “Materials & Devices” category of the
    UK Nano & Emerging Technologies Forum Business Innovation Awards hosted by UK Trade
    & Investment (UKTI).
2012

Faraday Building

  • We moved into two industrial units of the Faraday Building, part of the Nottingham Science & Technology Park. On this site, we had our R&D lab, office space and a manufacturing space that housed our pilot-scale reactor system.
2016

Genesis Park expansion

  • Our new site at Genesis Park allowed further expansion to a larger space comprised of three warehouse units. Currently housed here are our offices, R&D lab and a manufacturing area, which includes two pilot-scale systems, our large-scale plant and accompanying processing equipment. With this expansion, we have the world’s largest continuous multi-material nanoparticle manufacturing plant.
2017

“Outstanding Achievement” award

  • We won the “Outstanding Achievement” category in the Medilink East Midlands Business Awards.
2018

“Best Project Innovation” award

  • The European Commission-funded Horizon 2020 project Cell3Ditor, which Promethean Particles is a partner in, won the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) Award for
    Best Project Innovation.
2019

“Collaborate to Innovate” Award

  • After working on the Sustainable Hydrothermal Manufacture of Nanomaterials (SHYMAN) project, it won The Engineer magazine’s Collaborate to Innovate Award in the “Manufacturing Technology” category.
2020

Business Innovation Award

In addition to nanomaterial sales and feasibility studies, Promethean Particles also has worked on grant projects covering innovative solutions and in parallel with partners from various industries. Some of these notable projects include:

  • SHYMAN — Sustainable Hydrothermal Manufacture of Nanomaterials (2012-2016)
  • Cell3Ditor — cost-effective and flexible 3D-printed SOFC (solid oxide fuel cell) stacks for commercial applications (2015-2020)
  • CARMOF — tailor-made 3D-printed structures based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and metal organic framework (MOF) materials for the efficient capture of carbon dioxide (2018-2022)
  • AMICABLE — antimicrobial, lightweight grab poles for public transport vehicles (2020-2021)
  • NEMOSINE — innovative packaging solutions for the storage and conservation of 20th century cultural heritage artefacts based on cellulose derivatives (such as slides, movies, photographs and audio recordings) (2018-2022)
  • ICELIP — ice-phobic and durable coatings for the aerospace and energy sectors (2020-2022)
  • REPETEX — functionalised nanoparticle coating for next-generation water-repellent textiles (2020-2021)
  • SAPPHIRE — smart automotive antennas printed on existing housings during manufacture for optimal performance (2020-2022)

A legacy
of public-
funded
projects

In addition to nanomaterial sales and feasibility studies, Promethean Particles also has worked on grant projects covering innovative solutions and in parallel with partners from various industries. Some of these notable projects include:

  • SHYMAN — Sustainable Hydrothermal Manufacture of Nanomaterials (2012-2016)
  • Cell3Ditor — cost-effective and flexible 3D-printed SOFC (solid oxide fuel cell) stacks for commercial applications (2015-2020)
  • CARMOF — tailor-made 3D-printed structures based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and metal organic framework (MOF) materials for the efficient capture of carbon dioxide (2018-2022)
  • AMICABLE — antimicrobial, lightweight grab poles for public transport vehicles (2020-2021)
  • NEMOSINE — innovative packaging solutions for the storage and conservation of 20th century cultural heritage artefacts based on cellulose derivatives (such as slides, movies, photographs and audio recordings) (2018-2022)
  • ICELIP — ice-phobic and durable coatings for the aerospace and energy sectors (2020-2022)
  • REPETEX — functionalised nanoparticle coating for next-generation water-repellent textiles (2020-2021)
  • SAPPHIRE — smart automotive antennas printed on existing housings during manufacture for optimal performance (2020-2022)

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Let’s collaborate.

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