Thursday, 20 December 2012

Iceotope beats global competition to win the Tech Trailblazers Sustainability Award

18th December 2012 – Iceotope is proud to announce its success in the first ever Tech Trailblazers Awards, an accolade which boasts some of the world’s most innovative new tech start-ups. In winning the Sustainable IT Trailblazer category, the Sheffield-based business fought off stiff competition from all over the globe. Its category alone saw entrants from South Africa, Iceland and the USA, all vying for the prize. The award tops off a stellar year for the fledgling business and follows a string of industry award wins in 2012, including successes in the Elektra, Techworld and RealBusiness Future 50 Awards.

As well as a public vote, the winning companies were chosen by an independent judging panel in a process that saw each member invest millions of ‘virtual dollars’ into their chosen businesses. The awards covered nine distinct categories and separate IT sectors including mobile, virtualisation and security.

The award was given to Iceotope in recognition of its capability to address some of the most pressing environmental issues in IT, including the sharp rise of energy usage and related CO2 emissions as a result of industry growth, as well as the spiralling costs of running a data centre. Launched earlier this year, Iceotope’s innovative liquid cooling system can provide full-time free cooling for IT anywhere on the planet and also bears the ‘Made in Sheffield’ mark, an accolade given to organisations continuing the region's tradition of manufacturing the highest quality goods and products.

“We are absolutely delighted to be recognised in this manner – it caps off a brilliant 2012 but also reflects the great work our research and development teams have been doing for some time”, said Iceotope CEO, Neil Bennett. “We’d like to thank the fantastic institutions like 3M™, AMD, Intel and the University of Leeds that have backed us throughout, the brilliant support we achieved during the public vote, as well as the awards organisers and sponsors who put this all together. Seeing Iceotope listed amongst some of the most ground-breaking and successful new start-ups, from every corner of the globe, is absolutely brilliant and emphasises just how far we believe we can reach in the future - as well as how far we’ve already come