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.
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 Innovate UK Business Connect 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.
Environmental Monitoring Innovation
Opens: 22/01/2024 Closes: 06/03/2024
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5m for collaborative projects to develop innovative solutions in environmental monitoring.
Game Changers challenge: Non-destructive inspection of redundant flasks
Opens: 15/01/2024 Closes: 26/02/2024
Sellafield is looking for a solution that can analyse contents of large radioactive containers without moving or damaging them.
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.
DASA Competition: Small, Lightweight Trace Explosives Detector
Opens: 01/02/2024 Closes: 09/04/2024
DASA seeks novel, lightweight bioassay systems with novel transduction platforms for the detection of trace explosives.
NHS Cancer Programme: Innovation Open Call 3
Opens: 26/01/2024 Closes: 29/05/2024
NHS England has launched a new round of its funding competition for innovation in the early detection and diagnosis of cancer.
Mobile Evidential Drug Testing Instrument (MEDTI) Demonstrator
Opens: 19/02/2024 Closes: 16/04/2024
The DfT are seeking innovations to develop roadside evidential drug testing capability to enable effective enforcement of drug driving offending.
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