CENSIS wins funding to boost sensor technology

Posted on 12 Dec 2018 and read 556 times
CENSIS wins funding to boost sensor technologyGlasgow-based CENSIS (www.censis.org.uk) — Scotland’s centre of excellence for sensing and imaging systems — will be given £9.25 million over five years to boost Scotland’s position in leading-edge sensor technology.

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) will contribute £7.3 million, while £1.7 million will come from Scottish Enterprise, and £250,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

The funding was announced earlier this month by Trade Minister Ivan McKee at CENSIS’s fifth annual technology summit.

Mr McKee said: “Creativity and innovation are vital, if we are to realise Scotland’s potential and capitalise on technological advancements, enabling our move to a low-carbon economy.”

CENSIS chief executive Ian Reid said: “This funding will allow us to build on the foundations set in place over the past five years, with a renewed sector focus on the Internet of Things, digital manufacturing, the monitoring of the built and natural environment and sub-sea, offshore and marine activities.

“We’ll also be concentrating our efforts on projects where we can make an economic and social impact, such as health-care and independent living, the environment and precision agriculture.”

During its first five-year phase, CENSIS brokered 138 projects worth a combined £17.3 million.

It is one of eight Innovation Centres funded by SFC, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

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