Making Sense of Sensors

November 28, 2011 by
Filed under: Events, News 

Wednesday 30 November

09:30 – 16:00

UWE, Exhibition and Conference Centre, Bristol

iNets South West are actively seeking to provide financial support and free business services to new projects relating to sensors and their innovative use in both existing and new application areas. Bringing together companies, entrepreneurs and academics from the South West’s microelectronics sector, this event will seek to generate activities for the iNet to fund and assist. Five ‘Smart Building’ projects resulting from a similar iNet event currently stand to share in the region of £50,000 of support.

How the innovation lab works

At iNet Innovation Labs attendees are given an overview of current trends, commercial opportunities and funding sources before discussing how they might use their pooled knowledge, skills, technologies and ideas to exploit gaps in the market.

Any resulting eligible project proposals will be invited to apply for financial support and free business services:

Fri 23 Dec– proposal submission deadline

Mon 9 Jan– proposals reviewed / results announced

Confirmed key speakers…

Dr. Steve Nicklin
Senior Fellow at Dstl

Dr Giles Sanders
The Technology Partnership plc

Dr. James Richard Fishwick
Bio-Optical Oceanographer Western English Channel Observatory

Confirmed company case studies…

Plessey Semiconductors: EPIC sensor

Alpha-Active: EEG Products

Atlas Genetics


09:30 Coffee and registration
10:00 Welcome and introduction, Rick Chapman, iNets SW
10:15 Dr Steve Nicklin, Senior Fellow, Dstl
10:40 Dr Giles Sanders, The Technology Partnership plc
11:05 Coffee & Networking
11:35 Dr James Richard Fishwick, Bio-Optical Oceanographer Western English Channel Observatory
12:00 Workshop 1: Brainstorming
13:00 Lunch and networking
14:00 Company Case Study: Plessey Semiconductors Ltd
14:10 Company Case Study: Alpha Active
14:20 Company Case Study: Atlas Genetics
14:30 Workshop 2: Project Ideas
15:45 Closing summary and next steps
16:00 Networking and close

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