CENSIS IoT Secures Funding
CENSIS, the centre of excellence for sensing, imaging systems, and the internet of things (IoT), secures Â£9.25m funding.
17:09 12 November 2018
CENSIS has been recently awarded funding by the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Enterprise, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to “cement Scotland’s place as a world leader in cutting-edge technology”.
The funding was officially announced by Ivan McKee, the Scottish Government’s Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, at CENSIS’s 5th annual Technology Summit in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on November 8.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for CENSIS and its partners in industry and academia to be involved in innovation in Scotland,” said Ian Reid, chief executive of CENSIS.
“This funding will allow us to build on the foundations set in place over the past five years, with a renewed sector focus on IoT infrastructure; digital manufacturing systems; the monitoring of the built and natural environment; and subsea, offshore, and marine activities.
“We’ll also be concentrating our efforts on projects where we can make both an economic and social impact, such as healthcare and independent living, the environment and precision agriculture.”
Ivan McKee added: “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 and improving the economic and social wellbeing of all.
“This investment will allow CENSIS and Scotland’s thriving technologies sector to continue to grow and highlights the importance that this government places on innovation. Innovation Centres are a key part of our innovation infrastructure in Scotland and through university-business collaborations they have already solved some of industry’s challenges whilst harnessing new opportunities.”