Be the first to see new sensor technologies coming out of universities and spin out companies

Posted on: 23/04/2018

KTN is organising a Showcasing Emerging Technologies event demonstrating emerging sensor technologies on the 3rd May in Glasgow.


Sensors are already used commonly in our day-to-day life by numerous electronic devices and machines, however advancing technology has meant that sensor technology and usage is rapidly growing.

The aim of the Showcasing Emerging Technologies (SET) events is to help accelerate the commercialisation of new technologies coming out of universities and spin out companies, that will have positive impact on society or the environment.

Exhibitors will be demonstrating their emerging sensor technologies at the event held in Glasgow on the 3rd May, as well as discussing how they work and their potential applications.

Not only will you have a chance to see and learn about some of the latest emerging sensors technologies from around the UK, you will have the opportunity to form new collaborations, and find new technologies for your applications.

The showcase will open with an introduction from the KTN’s Emerging Technologies and Industries team and include information on funding opportunities. Following this, a talk on commercialising emerging technologies aims to guide would be entrepreneurs and those looking for equity funding, this will be followed by 5-minute presentations from each of the exhibitors.

Exhibitors Include

Novel flexible pressure sensor: Heriot-Watt University / University of Edinburgh

Application areas include:

  • Compression garments for medical applications
  • Sports garments
  • Wellness
  • Intraocular, intracranial and abdominal aortic aneurisms monitoring
  • Robotics
  • Haptic sensing
  • Wearable electronics


Alpha flex – flexible silicon-based sensor for detection of charged particles: University of York

Application areas include:

  • Nuclear decommissioning
  • Radioprotection
  • Medical applications
  • Wearable technology


High temperature, fit and forget ultrasound sensor: novosound

Application areas include:

  • Ultrasonic inspection
  • Industrial non-destructive testing (NDT), particularly in the Oil & Gas and Power sectors
  • Aerospace
  • Rail
  • Medical and dental imaging


SkyLine2D – in-field monitoring of greenhouse gas emission: Skyline

Application areas include:

  • field trials and long-term ecosystem experiments


Small molecule biosensor: Camena Bioscience

Application areas include:

Home Monitoring – Public Use

  • Home Care, Health Monitoring and Diagnostics Device
  • Sports, Fitness & Lifestyle Sector
  • Food testing at point of consumption



‘In Field’ Monitoring – Professional Use

  • Pharmaceutical/Health Sector- companion diagnostic device
  • Food Processing, Manufacturing and Supply ‚Äì in factory/field portable test kit for testing products and ingredients
  • Agritech sector – In-field diagnostic/analytic
  • Environmental Sector


Biomolecular interaction spectroscopy: Linear Diagnostics

Application areas include:

  • Rapid, on-site infectious disease diagnostics
  • Other medical testing
  • Agri-tech and food-production
  • Hazard detection for defence and security
  • Food safety


Tissue-Independent Implantable Antenna for In-Body Sensor Communications – Queens University Belfast

Application areas include:

  • Human and animal biosensors¬†for:
    • pH
    • Glucose
    • Temperature
    • Pressure monitoring


FoodSense sensor system for food industry Р MicroSense

Application areas include:

  • Inline monitoring of composition, water content, ¬†chemical content for CIP (Cleaning in place) and quality of the product during food processing in food industry
  • Inline monitoring of composition for the pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics industries
  • Pipeline corrosion monitoring for the Oil and Gas industry.


Novel, High Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Infrared Detectors (spectral range 2-12 microns) – Lancaster University and Amethyst Research Limited

Application areas include:

  • Chemical detection
  • Defence and security
  • Recycling
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Temperature measurement
  • Thermal efficiency
  • Infrared imaging

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