Inductosense, a spin-out from the University of Bristol who have developed innovative ultrasonic sensing technology, will take up office and laboratory space at the beginning of January 2018. Expanding from their current space within SETsquared at Engine Shed, the new facilities will allow Inductosense to expand its team, R&D and production capabilities whilst remaining in the city, close to SETsquared and transport links.
Matt Butcher, CEO at Inductosense, said “Unit DX offers us twice the amount of lab space, set up exactly to our R&D and production needs. We get to stay in central Bristol, so we can all continue to walk or cycle to work. We are also excited to be moving into a dynamic environment where there are other hands-on science and engineering start-ups”
Inductosense’s technology incorporates battery-free sensors which can be permanently installed on structures for non-destructive testing, allowing engineers to check for corrosion and other defects using a wireless, hand-held probe. The sensors are known as WAND (Wireless and Non Destructive), and are capable of operating underneath coatings, insulation or repairs, as well as being embedded into a material. The technology has applications across the Oil and Gas, Nuclear, Wind and Aerospace industries.
Earlier this year Inductosense raised £1.35m investment from a consortium of venture capital and angel investors. This funding will enable them to progress from trials to commercial deployment of their technology.
Ashley Brewer, Centre Director at Unit DX said “We are delighted that Inductosense have chosen Unit DX for the next stage of their growth. We look forward to working alongside another innovative company based on University of Bristol research, furthering our aim of keeping talent and knowledge in the city”.
Inductosense was formed in 2015 after spinning-out from the Ultrasonics and Non-Destructive Testing Group at the University of Bristol.