NI cycling tech firm See.Sense wins 2019 Digital Catapult Platinum award

  • Newtownards-based cycling tech firm See.Sense is one of eight winning companies in Digital Catapult's 2019 Platinum awards.

    UK digital innovation agency Digital Catapult supports businesses in the manufacturing and the creative industries to engage with emerging tech, with a focus on future networks, artificial intelligence, and immersive tech. The organisation provides access to technology through Immersive Labs, Future Networks Labs, and Machine Learning Garage sites across the UK, with an immersive lab currently set up in Belfast's Ormeau Baths.

    The agency now runs the annual Platinum Awards to help shine a spotlight on firms that have engaged with the programme most effectively by achieving the most traction, gaining the most investment, or launching the best new product or service ideas. Eight companies were selected as Platinum Award winners in this year's awards, including several from Northern Ireland.

    Cycling tech firm See.Sense was awarded for its success with developing road safety products from an early-stage concept through to global success. The firm used Digital Catapult to help develop its IoT devices, and its products are now used by over 50,000 people in 70 countries around the world. The company was also recognised for raising £1.1 million investment and developing its innovative See.Sense AIR bike theft tracking device.

    See.Sense CEO Philip McAleese commented on the award: "Being recognised as a global leader is amazing validation of our work; we really believe in bringing new technological solutions to help cyclists and cities and improve journeys for everyone. The benefits of cycling are clear for people, cities and the environment, so making cycling better and getting more people cycling is what we’re all about."

    Source: Written based on press release


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