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Sensor technologies create measurements and convert them into digital data. This data can then be analysed to inform decision making. What’s being measured could be chemical, bological, physical, mechanical or any other quantities such as chemicals, proteins, weight, dimensions and more.

Sensor and sensor systems are essential technologies for detections, monitoring, measuring, diagnosis, and other measurement works to be carried out. They are used by many sectors such as manufacturing, energy, environment pollution, medical diagnostics, life-science studies and more.

The KTN Enabling Technologies team supports organisations and individuals who are developing an innovative project that includes sensor technology. We can help connect you with organisations and funding that can fast-track your project. We can also connect you to experts, researchers and other businesses that have the expertise you’re looking for.

We work with  innovators, researchers, industrialists and business leaders. They come from varied sectors like manufacturing, energy, transport, agriculture, life sciences, environment and healthcare.

Our team has a deep expertise covering topics including detection, measurement, sensors, monitoring, analytical, analysis, assays, diagnostics, testing, characterisation, smart technologies, IoT, biophonics, spectroscopy, optoelectronics, metrology and calibration.

Our Sensors Expert

Liqun Yang

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Funding Opportunities

APC 21: Developing automotive technologies and capability for net zero

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £25 million for late-stage R&D projects that help accelerate the UK towards a net-zero automotive future.

Opens: 31/03/2022 Closes: 18/05/2022

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2022

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing, commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. It must be an innovative, disruptive, ambitious, world-class solution, with no similar technology commercially available anywhere in the world.

Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 27/07/2022

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Recorded: 11th May

ISP51 - Sensing in Energy System: Emerging Sensing Technologies

The focus will be on novel and emerging sensing technologies currently under development for the power industry. Three industry speakers will share their latest sensing research, followed by a panel discussion and a pitch session.

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Innovate UK KTN Innovation Exchange - Challenge Round Up March 2022

Do you have the radical technology needed by global players in rapidly growing sectors? Find out about innovation challenges from major organisations, and put forward disruptive solutions that your new and cutting edge technologies could deliver.

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Thinking outside the signal box

Rail innovators are striving to get the industry back on track after the shock of the pandemic.

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Programmes related to Sensors

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Sensors Landscape Map

Connecting the UK’s Sensing Technology Community with Manufacturing Stakeholders.

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