The benefits of
becoming a Member

Sensor City is looking to proactively build an interconnected, vibrant and innovative community of entrepreneurs, businesses, researchers, policy makers and other partners interested in the development and applications of sensors and IoT.

We have created a ‘Space to Innovate’ package which has been specially designed for those businesses looking to accelerate the development of innovative ideas and growth. To offer even more flexibility, the innovation package has been split into three offerings – all designed to suit the needs of ambitious scale-ups.

 

 

 

As a Space to Innovate member you’ll have access to the following benefits:

  • Latest Tech: The opportunity to create products in £1m state-of-the-art laboratories equipped, with the very latest technologies
  • Expert support: Access to our expert technical and business support teams, providing advice for growth, digitisation and strategic adoption
  • Connections: Access to networking and collaboration opportunities with partner institutions and national organisations

The Membership Cohort

Sensor City is looking to establish a membership cohort of
individuals and organisations who are;

Advocates

Who can influence or advocate on behalf of Sensor City and the sensor technology industry.

Innovators

Who are developing and delivering sensor and IoT technologies and products.

Associates

Who can offer business development and support services or help the Sensor City community deliver against Corporate Social Responsibility priorities.

Membership Benefits

As a member, connectivity with the Sensor City ecosystem will provide access to opportunities for co-innovation, business growth and technological development, as well as providing considerable reputational benefits of being part of the Sensor City community. For a full breakdown of our membership benefits, please click here.

Network Package

This package is ideal for businesses that want to be part of the Sensor City ecosystem and connect with a wider network of experts, influencers and collaborators.

By taking the Network Package, you will receive:

  • Regular introductions to the Sensor City ecosystem of businesses, academic institutions and corporate partners
  • Regular showcasing opportunities as part of Sensor City’s events and those of its stakeholders
  • Preferential rates for meeting and event spaces within Sensor City’s state-of-the-art facility
  • Reduced rates for laboratory equipment and Sensor City expert support
  • Access to pay-as-you-go hot desking
Technical package

This package is perfect for those businesses looking to supercharge their product development process and rapid prototyping requirements by using Sensor City’s lab facilities as an extension to their own engineering or Research & Development facilities.

As part of this package, via our dedicated technical team, you will have access to the following:

  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment for rapid prototyping, including advanced electronics, additive and subtractive manufacturing, augmented and virtual reality facilities (high performance computing, wired and wireless VR s
  • A multidisciplinary technical team to provide expert advice to help bring your ideas to life
  • Wide range of in-house technical support and facilities all under one roof, allowing for controlled information flow and iterative processes including pre-compliance test facilities
  • Access to ‘member only’ specialist software

Project requirements will be discussed and scoped with the team and the optimum approach proposed and agreed with associated costs. If taken in conjunction with our Network package, preferential rates on technical support can be accessed.

360 Growth Package (most popular)

This package gives ambitious businesses the maximum level of support and guidance they need to unlock growth, quickly. Working with Sensor City’s expert teams, you’ll be able to design a bespoke business development programme made up of some of our most popular support initiatives.

This growth programme will allow you to benefit from all of the support elements on offer, to best suit your business’s needs. As a result, we’ll provide:

Access

  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment for rapid prototyping
  • Sensor City’s multidisciplinary technical team, providing expert support at every step of the creation, development and testing of product prototypes
  • A purpose-built technical hub, which can be used as an extension to your own facilities for innovation and R&D
  • Space to experiment and think more creatively about your products and processes
  • Technical workshops and events to support CPD

Support

  • Unique collaboration opportunities with partner academic institutions and national sector associations
  • Identify business development opportunities
  • Access marketing and event resources to raise your business profile

Connect

  • Introductions to corporate partners and B2B contacts to grow your pipeline and growth opportunities
  • Facilitation of future talent via Sensor City’s young professional initiatives and 4IR talent
  • Increased network of peers, experts and influencers to encourage learning and collaboration

Bespoke Corporate Membership

We understand that each Corporate Business has different requirements. We will therefore work with you to develop a bespoke Membership package which is structured to meet your Company’s specific business objectives. This can include anything from facilitated introductions to early technologies, prototype design and fabrication, access to student talent or running technical challenge events.

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