The ESSE group offers a variety of opportunities for collaboration with industry or other academic partners. For example we are keen to help with input and support around smart sensor design, communication solutions, cloud storage and processing strategies. We can assist with investigating the practicality and robustness of designs or ideas for innovations, aiding feasibility studies or prototyping from proof of concept investigations to larger scale and more comprehensive system testing. We are keen to be involved in projects in which to explore the potential for new technologies, how these can help businesses, education and the environment. We are particular keen on leveraging 4IR solutions to gain better insight into the environmental, to assist in the health and wellbeing of workplaces, to improve the sustainability and efficiency of farming and to help to protect and assist in the care of the environment. We are keen to partner with small to large enterprises to assist in development and knowledge exchange.
Our industry and academic partnerships are listed below. We would like to express our gratitude to there businesses for the time they have spent with us discussing objectives of partnerships and helping up establish a clear mission and vision for the ESSE group.
ESSE has recently entered into a new Erasmus+ project with the University of West Attica in Greece. Through this new initiative, we will be working with new international collaborators in areas related to smart sensors for automatic automobiles, environment pollution profiling and IR4 sensing technologies for urban and rural environment monitoring. These projects will generally be interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on knowledge from other disciplines to deliver the desired operation.
We gladly invite further partnership connections, and to assist in identifying students that could contribute relevant projects to be of assistance and/or to help undertake needed research and development requirements. This group has only recently started and we hope to build our number of industry and academic partners and the projects that we are involved with.
The ESSE advisory board provides insight and direction to the ESSE group so that we can deliver the training and skills, and to get involved with research and development that is cutting-edge and relevant to current industry needs. See the About Us menu for details on the advisory board members.
Pulse Networks is a global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology company seeking to support business processes, uplift customer choice and boost revenue efficiency in select economic sectors critical to emerging economies.
Uman has extensive experience in innovation for Time Sensitive Networks (TNS) and expertise in real-time systems and transport of data. They have partnered with multiple automotive and aviation industries.
We have engaged in an Erasmus+ partnership with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the University of West Attica. This partnership connects with training and research in the area of smart sensor technologies in relation to IoT, methods of electromagnetic interference mitigation and radar. Through this partnership we aim to provide students as well as academic staff the opportunity to build their expertise in these areas and engage in authentic, industry-relevant projects and training initiatives.
We have developed an academic partnership with the Computer Science Department at the University of Lund. This partnership is focused on radar and radio astronomy sensory systems and tools to support these systems. Our members have the opportunity to engage in an exchange programme to spend some time at Lund University to work on a focused research project that can be part of their main postgraduate study. This provides valuable opportunities for both our students and academic supervisors to engage with academics and industry overseas to build globally relevant skills and insight in these fields of study.
Dr Simon Winberg
Tel: +27 (0)21 650-2793
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University of Cape Town