Apption Labs receives the UK’s most prestigious recognition, winning The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for outstanding achievement in Innovation and International Trade

The creators of the MEATER product range will now be able to fly The Queen’s Awards flag and proudly display the emblem that marks outstanding achievement.

Apption Labs, the creators of the MEATER product range, are honoured to join an elite group that can boast collecting awards in two categories of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.  The pioneering and innovative technology used in the world’s first wireless smart thermometer has been recognised in both the Innovation and International Trade categories of these prestigious annual awards. The MEATER product’s global appeal has been exhibited by strong continued growth since its inception by its two founders, Joseph Cruz and Teemu Nivala.

Founded in 2015, following one of the most successful kitchen crowdfunding campaigns ever, Apption Labs now employs over 50 people, split between its Leicester HQ, US, Taiwan and Germany locations. Fully committed to continuing to improve and develop its patent protected products whilst bringing new world’s first products to market, the company is working hard to achieve its mission of having a device in every home and ensuring its customers the ability to make restaurant quality cuisine, cooked at home using smart IoT technology.

Company CEO, Joseph Cruz, commented on the company’s award win; 

“It’s humbling to receive not just one but two of the UK’s highest business accolades as they validate the hard work and passion we have put into our product. This recognition further fuels our ambition to become a household name and to be the most desirable IoT tool for home and professional kitchens around the globe. Both awards confirm that we are staying true to our ethos of continual innovation and improvement”.

Following on from this dual award win, Apption Labs is enthusiastically looking forward to doubling in size again in the year 2021. The business is excited to continue trailblazing in a market sector it created whilst dedicating research and development to bringing new IoT products to life. For further information on MEATER, please visit



Apption Labs was founded in January 2015 by Joseph Cruz and Teemu Nivala with more than 30 years’ experience in hardware and software engineering. At a joint barbecue, the two friends decided to take their problems into their own hands and no longer wait for someone else to solve them. This mentality is the driving force which is reflected in the corporate culture and enables progressive ideas, positive thinking and new innovations.

The company is headquartered in Leicester, UK and has offices in Los Angeles, USA and Hsinchu, Taiwan. The company’s multi-continental background enables it to develop products with the right functionality through insights and feedback from consumers from different cultures around the world. The MEATER was developed with a crowdfunding budget.

MEATER was developed to help meat lovers with different cooking skills achieve consistent results when frying or grilling. This fantastic gadget is a must-have for all cooking methods and preparation methods. For more information, please visit

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