Groundbreaking’ sensor project launched

British companies and academics are to collaborate on developing next-generation sensing technologies under a “groundbreaking” initiative.

The research and development project is being backed by Scottish Enterprise and Censis, the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems.

Researchers will work on producing materials that are key to manufacturing a variety of goods that use sensors.

They range from asthma inhalers to infrared cameras.

Project backers said it would place the UK at the forefront of the £7bn global sensors and imaging systems market.

The initiative will be supported by almost £6m in funding over the next three years.

‘Cutting-edge sensors’

The participating firms are Cascade Technologies, Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global, Gas Sensing Solutions and Amethyst Research Ltd.

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