Sensors are widely used in everything from consumer electronics to screening biochemicals to anti-terrorism – and the UK is a world leader in the technology
The need for sensors and sensing technologies will continue to grow, and will be driven by greater automation in UK industry.
- 1 in 3 of patents published during the past 10 years relates to sensor systems
- 87% increase in number of patents in last 10 years
- 73,000 jobs have been created in the UK sensor community
In the UK, sensors are driving development in a whole host of industries as diverse as agriculture, healthcare and pharmaceutical, defence and security, aerospace, transport and energy.
It is estimated that £120 billion of the UK economy is underpinned by the sensor and instrumentation community consisting mostly of small and medium sized enterprises, including many innovative start-ups.
One such company, 4T2 Sensors Ltd, based in Birmingham has developed an innovative sensor for the measurement of the electrical properties of liquids, opening up numerous potential benefits for a whole range of industries such as food and drink, oil and gas, plant machinery and automotive.
The biochemical industry, including the biofuel market, could also open up numerous new opportunities for their sensor technology.
Read on to discover how EBRI helped 4T2 Sensors explore new market opportunities for their business.