Circuitwise today hosted an educational workshop for developers of advanced sensing technologies. The event was organised by the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) and delivered by the CEO of Genesys Electronics Design, one of our key electronics design partners
The participants were researchers and business development managers from four different universities, including the University of NSW, University of Wollongong, Macquarie University and Sydney University. The NSSN covers fields as diverse as optical sensing for medical diagnostics, nano-scale sensing, plasmonic sensors for DNA, and even wearable sensors woven into fabrics.
While researchers are highly expert in their fields, they are always looking for insights from experienced commercial designers and manufacturers of electronics products.
Genesys worked with NSSN to develop an educational workshop that highlights what is required to create a commercial device that is scalable, environmentally robust, meets regulatory requirements and is ready for global distribution.
Genesys CEO Geoff Sizer (top left) presenting a smart product development workshop for participants from four universities
Success factors shared include how to manage your learning curve around IoT technologies, moving beyond MVP to deliver a maximum viable architecture and the importance of modularity at both a hardware and software level.
The event also focused on the practicalities of designing and manufacturing printed circuit boards for commercial production. A tour of Circuitwise’s facilities was included, showcasing our advanced surface mount technologies.
NSSN was established in 2016 with funding from the NSW Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer, as a strategic innovation focus area of the NSW government. The aim is to explore how advanced sensing can help solve key challenges in energy, resources, manufacturing, the environment, transport, agriculture, space and health.
Circuitwise will be hosting periodic repeats this workshop. Contact us if you want to participate in future events.
Researchers taking a tour of the manufacturing facilities of Circuitwise Electronics