skip to content

Strategic Network for Sensor Research

at Cambridge University

Recent advances in low-cost computing hardware, sensor technology, and machine-learning tools have opened radical new opportunities for "Smart Imaging". These developments have the potential to improve lives in developing countries. Brainstorm and develop ideas in this field with experts and developers.

Interdisciplinary sandpit

The Cambridge Global Challenges (CGC) SRISynthetic Biology in Cambridge IRC and CamBridgeSens SRN are inviting Cambridge researchers to apply to a Sandpit and Seed Funding Competition on 26-27th November for the the development of smart imaging-based approaches to challenges faced by communities in ODA-target countries.
Recent advances in low-cost computing hardware, sensor technology, and machine-learning tools have opened radical new opportunities for “Smart Imaging”. These disruptive technologies have the potential to transform health, environmental sustainability, food security, water and energy challenges faced in developing countries.
The aim of this two-day sandpit is to develop project ideas around smart imaging for applications in ODA-target countries.
This event will be supported by experts in machine learning and vision, design and innovation from Cambridge, the Royal College of Art and the Institute of  Technology and Innovation in Botswana.

Applications open

Open to students, researchers and academics from Cambridge University.
Please use this application form.
Application deadline 3rd November 2019

Further information

Please find further details about the programme here.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Cambridge Global Challenges' Programme Manager (Sara Serradas Duarte, if you would like to discuss your contribution to the programme of if you have any other questions.
Tuesday, 26 November, 2019 - 09:00 to Wednesday, 27 November, 2019 - 17:00
Contact name: 
Sara Serradas Duarte
Event location: 

Latest news

European Research Council grants for CamBridgeSens researchers

12 December 2020

Silvia Vignolini and Tuomas Knowles have won ERC Consolidator Grants to work on the interaction between light and organisms and how proteins come together to form functional liquid organelles.

Cell membranes on a chip

10 July 2020

Artificial cell membranes on a chip combine biology and electronics to monitor how molecules enter our cells.

Sensors help understanding housing conditions in Mumbai

14 February 2020

Sensors help to understand the increasing energy needs of residents in Mumbai's slum rehabilitation housing and its poor inside air quality. Based on qualitative and quantitative research Cambridge architect and urban designer Ronita Bardhan has made suggestions on how to improve the living conditions of millions of people and at the same time reduce the environmental impact.