CENSIS Newsletter February 2017

Welcome from Ian Reid, CEO

We’re well into 2017 now and the CENSIS events calendar is already filling up. In addition to accepting invitations to present or exhibit at conferences around the world, we’re already planning to deliver two major events of our own.

We’ll be announcing details of our new IoT Explorer accelerator programme soon, and the date of our 4th Technology Summit is fixed for 2 November, so take the opportunity to sign up now and get that date in your diary.

Here’s to many more opportunities to work with companies and universities throughout the year.

New IoT Explorer coming soon

CENSIS is currently developing the IoT Explorer, an Internet of Things industry accelerator programme, taking inspiration from the acclaimed 2016 IoTUK Boost competition developed and delivered by CENSIS and partners.

The programme will provide up to eight companies with up to nine months of co-ordinated growth support, and is designed for businesses or individuals with an IoT product or service offering that can be accelerated into the market.

To find out more about the event, how to register your interest, and for information on sponsorship opportunities, please visit IoT Explorer.

Save the date: 4th CENSIS Technology Summit & Conference

After the success of our 2016 Technology Summit, we’re already busy booking speakers for this year’s event and registration is open. Tech Summit sponsorship opportunities are available for companies of all sizes.

Thursday 2 November 2017
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, G2 3NY

This year, the Summit follows on from the IEEE Sensors 2017 conference which comes to Glasgow for the first time from 29 October to 1 November. Up to 1,000 sensor and sensor systems specialists from across the world are expected to arrive in the city and we’ll be inviting some of those delegates to stay on in Scotland to join us for the Tech Summit.

Have a look at the speakers, photos and videos from the 2016 event for an idea of what to expect this year.

Have your say: UK Industrial Strategy Green Paper

The UK’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper is open for consultation until 17 April 2017.

The Scottish Government is also considering its views on an industrial strategy for Scotland, and CENSIS will be responding.

We encourage to you to make your own responses to the strategy. However if there are any issues you would like to see the Innovation Centres raise on your behalf, please contact us.

Meet CENSIS at events around the world (and also in Glasgow!)

We’ll be presenting and exhibiting at a number of events over the next few months. Take a look at our Events pages on the website for further details:

27 Feb-2 MarchMobile World Congress, Barcelona.
9 MarchGetting up and running wth LoRaWAN long-range networking. This workshop is now full, as is a second day on 8 March, but we’re looking to run the event again later in the year. Register your interest to stay informed.
29 March: Our informal IoT Meetups continue at Tontine, Glasgow.
9-13 April: SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Conference, Anaheim.
15-18 MayTM Forum Live, Nice.

Smart homes and a move from Athens

Our CENSIS blog hears from George McGhee, CEO of NetThings who describes systems that are revolutionising the home energy market, while MSc graduate Konstantinos Englezopoulos talks about his move from Greece to Scotland to pursue a career in sensor systems.

We always welcome new ideas and writers for the CENSIS blog.

If you have something you’d like to contribute, read CEO Ian Reid’s invitation on how to get involved.

And finally … the TEDxGlasgow Award

Along with our sister Innovation Centres, CENSIS was delighted to have co-sponsored TEDxGlasgow 2016, a thought provoking day of talks and workshops with follow up events taking place throughout the year.

Applications are now open for the very first TEDxGlasgow Award offering one winner the chance to share their idea with this year’s TEDxGlasgow 2017 audience on 2 June. Applications close 2 March.

Ideas are welcome from anyone – from activists to scientists – with an inspirational idea that takes people, the planet, profit and purpose as its starting point, answers a big question and has a link with Scotland. Could you have a sensor systems idea?