The Solutions Event

Smart Sensors & Data Analysis

24 March 2020  

Mikrocentrum | De Run 1115 | Veldhoven

09.30 - 16.30

Participation in the event is € 95. Members of Mikrocentrum High Tech Platform receive a 10% discount or can visit the event for free by using a voucher.

Smart Sensors

Sensors are getting smarter and they measure more accurately. This creates new opportunities to use sensors in more domains. The sensor itself does not bring much. It's about the interaction between sensor and data. The goal is that actions can be initiated based on the sensor data. The sensor has a signal function to prevent problems, whether it is a machine shutting down, a product that tends to fall out of spec or for other reasons no longer meets the quality requirements.

The user is looking for a solution and wonders how he can solve his problem with sensor technology. Which new revenue models become possible when you start using this technology? Discover new insights, solutions and applications during Smart Sensors & Data Analysis 2020 on 24 March 2020.

The solutions event

The common thread of Smart Sensors & Data Analysis is to bring demand and solution together. Various parties from the various sectors, together with sensor technology and data experts, look for technological solutions, possibilities and applications. Visitors, exhibitors and technology seekers exchange their knowledge and skills in an open setting. This cross-pollination leads to new insights, solutions and applications.

The practical cases:

  • Phosphate measurements in soil
  • Nitrogen measurements with drone
  • PH value measurement in a contamination-sensitive environment
  • Animal welfare monitoring

Practical information

Date 24 March 2020
Location Mikrocentrum, De Run 1115, Veldhoven
Parking Free

Participation in the event is € 95. Members of Mikrocentrum High Tech Platform receive a 10% discount or can visit the event for free by using a voucher.

Including Lunch buffet
Coffee, tea and soft drinks

The program is under development. Keep an eye on the website for updates.

These are the keynote speakers so far:

BIG DATA: from theory to practice
Stella Kapodistria
Assistant Professor
Eindhoven University of Technology


Sensors and data as a revenue model?

Frans Feldberg
Full Professor of Data-Driven Business Innovation
VU Amsterdam


Phosphate sensing for Water purification companies

When groundwater is contaminated with phosphate, it is complicated to remove the phosphate. Water purification companies are searching for an early phosphate detection system. Thanks to the detection system the water purification companies are able to stop the intake of groundwater when phosphate is detected.

Goal of the Phosphate solution case

The goal of the phosphate solution case is the development of a detection system. This detection system consists of sensors in the soil. The sensors monitor continuously for phosphate. Based on data the system can predict when the intake of groundwater has to be stopped.

Soil Nitrogen sensing with a Drone

For the research and monitoring of the climate change and mitigated measurements it is crucial to measure quick and accurate the carbon supply in the soil. And preferably at low cost.

At the moment the parameters that are required for this (organic particles, carbon in the soil and the bawl density) are determined with different lab methods. And for accurate bawl density condition rings have been installed. The result is an accurate measurement which can be reported. However, the method is time-consuming and expensive. In addition it is desirable to take a good composite sample or to make a number of repeated measurements at a short distance in order to neutralize the short distance variation in organic matter and bulk density in the soil (for example as a result of crop growth). The data is also input for the models that are used and developed. High accuracy and repeatability are vital.

Goal of the Soil Nitrogen sensing with a Drone case

To find sensor technology for accurate soil Nitrogen sensing used in a drone and subsequently,  the data are used to produce a reliable and accurate model.

Reliable pH measurement for the benefit of condition monitoring in the manufacturing sector.

At the moment, thousands of manual measurements are taken at clients every month. A digital refractometer and a digital PH meter are used for this. The latter in particular gives a wrong value very quickly if the probe is not cleaned properly. In addition, the probe is always placed in "storage fluid" after the measurements.

Goal of a reliable pH measurement for the benefit of condition monitoring in the manufacturing sector.

Placing a sensor for checking the concentration and a sensor for checking the PH value. These measurements take place daily where every measurement is accurate and reliable.

In addition, it is the intention to find a solution how the concentration can be brought up automatically after the measurement.

All data is analyzed via an online platform. The idea is to use the data to develop a new smart product, sensor or service.

Monitoring behavior and well-being of animals

Livestock farming faces a number of challenges in the coming years. With the transition to a more sustainable, circular agriculture, there is more demand for adaptability of animals. Livestock farming systems are also changing under the influence of society. Animals are often kept in large groups and interventions to prevent problem behavior are no longer allowed. To meet those challenges, we need livestock farming systems that accommodate the natural needs of animals and support their adaptability. In addition, we need animals that can handle the more complex environment well and feel good in it.

Goal monitoring behavior and well-being of animals solution case

Using sensor technology to continuously monitor the adaptability and well-being of individual animals.

Animal welfare research wants to develop new methods for monitoring the behavior and welfare of animals in new livestock farming systems. Sensor technology offers more and more possibilities and great opportunities for this.

Smart Sensors & Data Analysis is intended for anyone who is involved in the use and development of sensor technology, anyone who has a sensor issue and is looking for a solution or application, has the option to share it with sensor experts.

Participation fee visitors:

Participation in the event is € 95. Members of Mikrocentrum High Tech Platform receive a 10% discount or can visit the event for free by using a voucher.

Exhibitors of Smart Sensors & Data Analysis 2020 are companies that can help parties solve a sensor / data question.

Participation options

Bronze package: € 995,- *

• Table-top exhibition (table of 120x80, 2 chairs, electricity and wifi)
• Placing your own roll-up banner of 1.20 m wide
• Logo on event website at exhibitor overview
• Participation of 2 people in the event

Silver package: € 1.395,- *

• All options of Bronze plus:

  • ½ advertisement in the program booklet
  • Participant list (excl. e-mail addresses and only if permission has been given)

Gold package: € 1.795,- *

• All options of Silver plus:

  • Entire advertisement instead of ½ in the program booklet
  • Logo on visitor acquisition (+/- 8500 targeted addresses)
  • Logo on receiving screens

* members of Mikrocentrum receive a 10% discount.

Extra options

Make a substantive contribution? Exhibitors with a gold or silver package can register for a substantive one. Mikrocentrum determines whether your contribution will be included in the program. The following criteria are considered:

• Technical content (no sales story)
• A customer case, preferably told by or with the customer
• Connect with the other parts of the program, no overlap.


Telefoon +31 (0)40 - 2969922
Karin Mous,


Mikrocentrum Veldhoven
De Run 1115 
5503 LB Veldhoven


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