CENSIS 4th Technology Summit and Conference 2017

2nd November 2017

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (New Auditorium)
2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow  G2 3NY

9.00am – 5.00pm (followed by drinks reception)


For our fourth annual summit, CENSIS explores innovation, transformation and value creation in sensor and imaging systems, and in particular new business models that are driving economic, social and environmental changes. Join us for a day of exhibition, discussion, networking and presentations to:

  • Hear from challenge providers.
  • Listen to use cases and business case for new sensor-based models for economic growth.
  • Get a picture of state-of-the-art research in the area and the ‘art of the possible’.
  • Understand how businesses are delivering sensor and imaging solutions in this space.


Presentations on the day will come from:

  • Dr Lena Wilson CBE, CEO, Scottish Enterprise
  • Alan Norbury, Industrial CTO, Siemens UK
  • Prof Muffy Calder OBE, VP and Principal of the College of Science and Engineering, University of Glasgow
  • Quadrio Alves, VP and Global Future Cities Leader, CGI
  • Prof Angus Watson, Consultant and Director of Research and Innovation, NHS Highland
  • Dr Pablo Casaseca, University of the West of Scotland with Thales UK (presenting results from a CENSIS R&D project)
  • Ian Bain, Managing Director, Sensor Works (presenting results from a CENSIS IoT Centre case study)

More speakers will be announced shortly.

We’re also delighted to confirm that our Chair on the day will be Ken Macdonald, BBC Scotland’s Science Correspondent. Additionally, Prof Mike McShane of Texas A&M University and President of the IEEE Sensors Council, will make the opening remarks.

Who should attend

The Summit is free to attend and will be of interest to:

  • Companies and organisations of any size involved in sensor and imaging systems, covering all elements of the sensor systems stack.
  • Companies or organisations that may need to use, or are interested in accessing, sensor and imaging systems technologies to improve or grow their business.
  • Academic researchers, doctoral students and knowledge exchange/business development staff working in universities. The Tech Summit is not aimed at university undergraduates.

IEEE Sensors 2017


This year our Summit follows on from IEEE Sensors 2017, a major worldwide conference coming to Glasgow for first time 29 October – 1 November and welcoming hundreds of sensor and sensor systems practitioners from across the globe. CENSIS invites IEEE Sensors delegates to attend the Technology Summit to find out more about the sensor and imaging systems landscape in Scotland.

Sponsors and Sponsorship opportunities

We are delighted to confirm our first Technology Summit sponsors

  • Anglia, a leading independent distributor of components.
  • Boston Networks, leading suppliers in the design and deployment of fixed and wireless networks.

We will be announcing further sponsors in the very near future. If your company is interested, have a look at our sponsorship opportunities.



Exhibition Space

We’ll be announcing details shortly of the spaces available in our demonstration zone, designed for companies or university research groups with products, services or near to market technologies to showcase that fit with this year’s theme.

If you are interested in exhibiting in the Demo Zone, please contact us at info@censis.org.uk. We’ll let you know as soon as space becomes available.

We look forward to seeing you.

Read about last year’s 3rd Technology Summit and Conference 2016.

Register for the 4th Technology Summit and Conference 2017.