Industrial Technologies are the foundation of today’s digital society; they include electronics, sensors, photonics, RF systems and computing.
Electronics is the enabler of all things digital. It is the hardware and embedded software that allows products and processes to communicate, have power, have intelligence and awareness, be controlled, be automated and operate safely. It’s built into many sectors, including health, aerospace, manufacturing and retail.
Photonics is the science and technology of light. This includes lasers, optical systems and components, as well as fibre optics. Photonics is a £13.5 billion industry in the UK, with the technology used across various UK industries and in society, from optical communications and data storage to laser sensors for autonomous vehicles.
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, biological, physical, mechanical or any other quantities such as chemicals, proteins, weight, dimensions and more.
Innovation Exchange challenge: Safely making probe holes for subterranean gas inspection
Opens: 05/02/2024 Closes: 15/03/2024
Cadent seek alternative approaches to forming small holes in hard footpath and roads, to enable potential underground gas leaks to be located.
DASA Competition: Rapid Detection of Toxic Gases
Opens: 23/01/2024 Closes: 28/03/2024
DASA (Defence & Security Accelerator) are seeking new technologies that can be used to detect a range of toxic gases in public areas.
Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 3: Spring 2024
Opens: 29/01/2024 Closes: 19/04/2024
Grant funding for feasibility and engineering studies, and for the deployment of industrial energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation projects.
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