Isle of Wight's Innovative Physics won more recognition, courtesy of their award-winning neutron detector technology, even getting a mention from an artificial intelligence version of Donald Trump.

The tech firm recently scooped a silver award at the Engineering Matters Awards, aboard London’s Cutty Sark.

The state-of-the-art neutron detector is being utilised at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, site of the 2011 nuclear disaster, to support the stabilisation and recovery of the primary containment vessels (PCVs).

Innovative Physics, a leading R&D firm, is rooted in the application of sensor technology, AI and pattern recognition across nuclear, homeland security and medical sectors.

From its base at Landguard Manor in Shanklin, it serves global clientele with offices in the US, Japan and South Korea.

The neutron detector technology, responsible for monitoring neutron flux, has allowed Innovative Physics to observe significant revenue growth and increased employment over the past three years.

Victoria Anderson Matthew, IPL director of business development and administration, was on hand to collect the award.

She said: “The AI Donald Trump talking about what IPL does was a unique experience!

“On a more serious note, it was a great honour to win this top award and we are delighted to have been recognised in this way. It’s a great achievement for the whole team.”