30/09/2013

SensL Technologies Secures Contract With ESA

Seán Sherlock TD, Minister for Research and Innovation,has announced that SensL Technologies, an Irish based innovator in light detection technologies, has secured a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) valued at €300,000.

The contract was secured with the help of Enterprise Ireland, the co-ordinating body for ESA in Ireland, and will aid SensL in bringing its latest sensor technology to the market.

SensL, a Cork based SME, develops highly innovative and advanced silicon photomultipliers (SiPM). Silicon photomultipliers detect very low levels of light and are used in a wide range of applications from medical imaging to hazard and threat detection. In these markets, SensL’s products provide a low cost, high performance and more reliable silicon sensor alternative.

As part of this ESA contract, SensL will begin the development of the next generation sensor for future ESA space Science missions, offering unparalleled price and performance.

The technologies developed by SensL with ESA support will contribute to the company’s growth in both commercial space and non-space markets leading to a projected 100% increase in sales in each of the next two years.

Minister Sherlock said: "SensL is another example of how Ireland’s recent investment in ESA is assisting Irish Hi Tech companies to develop new technology, leading to export sales and increased employment. The activity is very much in line with the Government’s strategy of exploiting Irelands ESA membership to foster an expanding high technology sector in Ireland. I wish the company every success in bringing its highly innovative solutions to the market."

(CD/MH)

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