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We offer independent, technology-agnostic, trusted advice and technical support

CENSIS is a not-for-profit Innovation Centre established to support private businesses and public sector organisations to accelerate the pace of innovation by exploiting sensing, imaging and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

In taking advantage of these enabling technologies, you will gather real-time information to help you make better informed business decisions to:

  • Develop new products and services
  • Improve operational effectiveness
  • Improve competitiveness, cost reductions and profitability

We work with all types of organisations, from large multinationals and public sector bodies, to SMEs, including high tech, pre-revenue start-ups.  We also support collaborative R&D projects and industrial PhDs to both develop the skills base and generate new technologies.

Take advantage of our independent support and advice

The support we offer depends on the type and scale of your challenge and all advice is totally independent and technology agnostic. We have experience across a wide range of market sectors and emerging technologies and can share our expertise with you.

Our experienced business engagement, engineering and project management teams help you to understand your technology challenge or market opportunity and address it with confidence.

Work with us to address your innovation challenge

We have a number of ways in which we can work with you.

Consultancy and technical engineering services:

Landscape Review: If your idea is at an early stage, we can map out the research or technical landscape you are facing.

Prototyping and proof of concept: helping you de-risk an idea.

R&D: We can engage an expert from Scotland’s universities to join the team.

Collaboration: We may be able to participate in larger funded projects alongside you as your technology partner.

Test your product and service ideas in our environment using our engineers and facilities

We offer you the opportunity to trial new products and services alongside our experienced team. Together, we can test, explore and change direction as you prepare for market readiness.

Our physical and digital assets, such as The Vision Lab, IoT Testbed,  IoT Demo Centre and IoT2Go Development kits help de-risk your development projects in a supportive environment. Technology options can often be bewildering and making a wrong decision early in a project can cost time and finance to correct.

At CENSIS, we are technology-agnostic and can advise on all the available technologies to find the most suitable for your project needs

Talk to us

Talk to us and take advantage of the transformative power of emerging and enabling sensing, imaging and IoT technologies to resolve challenges and realise business advantages across an almost endless range of markets and application areas – from the city to the seabed and everywhere in between.