An Introduction to Beko R&D and how Sensors are Integral to the Smart Home – Natasha Conway and Graham Anderson

May 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lecture Room 2
Institute for Manufacturing, 17 Charles Babbage Drive
Cambridge CB3 0FS
Karen Scrivener

The lecture will begin with an introduction from Dr Ronan Daly (IfM). We will then continue with the talk being split into three parts:
# Dr Conway will introduce the Beko R&D Centre and its parent company Arçelik. This will include their current research interests and how they aim to engage with universities and the opportunities that can arise from this.
# Dr Anderson will describe his career path from university to industry with an aim of showing the exciting possibilities for cutting edge research away from academia.
# Finally presentations on some of the research at Beko R&D into novel sensors and how they offer many diverse advantages and opportunities for the smart home. Beko R&D is aiming to be at the forefront of this by collaborating with companies and universities to research areas that can enhance user comfort and safety in the home. This can be from low cost sensors with built-in energy harvesting, to HMI sensors allowing new ways of user interaction.