Glencoe Software said this week that its founder Jason Swedlow and the Open Microscopy Environment team have been named this year's BBSRC Innovator of the Year.
The award, given by the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, recognizes individual and institutional commitment to realizing the social and economic potential of excellent research.
Swedlow also won the category prize for social innovator of the year and receives a ₤10,000 ($15,997) award.
Swedlow founded OME along with Peter Sorger and Ilya Goldberg in 2000, and has helped direct the project ever since. As an open source, community-led consortium, OME provides software solutions for biological image management.