Emerging Technologies & Applications

26 June 2017, Jurys Inn, Cardiff

The Sensors workshop will bring together academia and industry to showcase latest developments across a number of sensor technology platforms and explore commercialisation opportunities across various markets, including healthcare, industrial, transport and urban environment.

The workshop format includes presentations and engaging discussions to explore new supply chains and opportunities for sensor technologies.

View workshop brochure:

View online
Download PDF (4MB)


09:00 – 09:30  Registration
09:30 – 11:00  Emerging Technologies
  • Chris Meadows, Head of Open Innovation, IQE Plc (Chair)
  • Prof Owen Guy, Head of Systems Process Engineering Centre, Swansea University
  • Dr Andy Chapman, Chief Scientific Officer, Ziylo Ltd
  • Chris Staveley, CEO, Smart Fibres Ltd
  • Bernard Stark, Reader in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol
  • Prof Mohamed Missous, Professor of Semiconductor Materials and Devices, The University of Manchester
11:00 – 11:30  Networking break & Supply Chain Mapping
11:30 – 12:50  Sensor Applications
  • Ian Reid, CEO, CENSIS (Keynote)
  • Efrem Fesshaie, Technology Manager, Littelfuse
  • Dr Stephen Morris, Business Development Manager, Exsel Dytecna Ltd
  • Peter Stirling, Chief Product Officer, Dashboard Ltd
  • Colin Forster, Senior Consultant, Plextek
12:50 – 13:35  Lunch
13:35 – 14:40  Challenges & Opportunities

Interactive session to share insights and explore barriers and enablers of sensor research and commercialisation

14:40 – 14:55  Networking break
14:55 – 16:00  From research to high volume manufacture
  • Prof Peter Smowton, Director EPSRC Future Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Hub, Cardiff University
  • Dr Andy Sellars, Chief Business Development Officer, Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult
  • Dr Iwan Davies, Group Technology Director, IQE Plc
16:00 Workshop Close


Who Should Attend

  • Academia and industry involved in new sensor technology development
  • Hardware & software experts
  • IoT specialists
  • Industry looking to integrate novel sensors in their products

Speaking Opportunities

There are a limited number of speaking opportunities available. Please contact with a short overview of your intended topic if you are interested in presenting.

Sponsor and Exhibit

The sensors workshop sponsorship opportunities will help you to showcase your organisation to a technical audience of industry and academia or to grow your network and attract potential collaborators.

Please click here to view the opportunities available and contact us at to discuss your outreach requirements.


Registrations are now open at

The Venue

Jurys Inn hotel is located a short walk from Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Central train stations.

For further information on Cardiff and/or accommodation options, please click here.

Getting to Cardiff

By Car

Cardiff is easily accessible via the M4 motorway, which runs through the north of the city, making London a comfortable drive away. From the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland it is a straightforward drive via the M6, M5 and M50/M4. From the South and South West of England the approach is by M5 and M4. Access from West Wales is by M4.

By Air

Cardiff Airport is 12 miles west of the city centre and 10 miles from Junction 33 of the M4. The airport has direct flights to over 50 destinations and connecting flights to over 800 destinations worldwide. Visit the Cardiff Wales airport website for details. Airlines operating from Cardiff include KLM, Aer Lingus, Flybe, Vueling and Ryanair.

By Train

Cardiff has direct rail links to many cities in the UK including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol and Southampton. The journey time from London Paddington to Cardiff is just over 2 hours and leaves every 30 minute

Workshop Logo