Silent Sensors’ new home is in FutureSpace at the University of West England (UWE) in Bristol.
Silent Sensors has moved to Future Space to take advantage of the flexible workspace, innovation support and being located in the University Enterprise Zone right next to UWE Bristol.
Silent Sensors creates smart tags and sensors for tyres, helping businesses reduce costs and make their commercial vehicles greener and safer. The team already work closely with partners Bath University, where they sponsor Masters and PhD students working on new technology to create the first fully recyclable piezoelectric ceramic-polymer composite that can replace the existing components in sensors, actuators, and energy harvesters.
Bath is our centre of excellence for R&D in energy harvesting and mechanical engineering, yet the team felt Future Space was the right home for us due to the offer of office space, laboratories, workshops, on-site specialist business support and co-working facilities designed specifically for high-tech, science-based entrepreneurs and innovators.
Sharon Boyes-Schiller, Managing Director of Silent Sensors, says:
“We are really happy to be in Future Space. The facilities are ideal for us, their professionalism in supporting us the best, and they have a very flexible way of hosting ‘variable geometry’ companies such as us.
“Bristol’s universities are awash with talent, and the city is also the focus of regional business and development, so we are on a very good footing here. Infrastructure and transport links in the area are excellent, so working from Bristol is very easy.
“One of the great advantages of being located here is that there is room to expand. We need this as we are looking to both scale up with staff and activities, and set up an in-house production facility for print manufacturing the ancillary products that we plan to launch in the second half of 2024. I know our team will be welcome and comfortable here.”
Tom El-Shawk, Centre Manager for Future Space says:
“We are excited to welcome Silent Sensors to the Future Space community. We strive to create a welcoming home for all our members, where they can grow and develop ourselves within the space.
“Many of our members are start-ups and scale-within the science and technology sector so they are always evolving. To help them grow, Future Space supports enterprises with a regional network of specialists and provides access to expert advice and support across the UEZ. We look forward to seeing Silent Sensors grow and flourish.”