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Sensor Technology Conference @ Amsterdam

december 13, 2017 @ 09:00 - 18:30

The 19th edition of the Sensor Technology Conference Sense of Contact is being held on December 13th 2017 at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The Sense of Contact brings together researchers and industrial applicants of sensor technology, reviewing the latest results from R&D programs. It also offers a platform for the community to come forward with ideas and demands for future research topics and project proposals.

Programme Sense of Contact 2017

08.30 – 09.00 Opening & Registration

Plenary session

Chair: Kees Groeneveld, FHI, Federation of Technology Branches
09.10 – 09.30 Moving from Batch Processes to Flow & Continuous  Chemistry: The Need for More and More Integrated Sensors

Francis van der Eycken, Mettler Toledo


09.30 – 10.00 Ultimate sensing:
Imaging Black Holes and Cosmic Rays
exploration of the extremes of the universe with radio interferometry
Heino Falcke, Professor of Astroparticle Physics and Radio Astronomy, Radboud University Nijmegen
10.00 – 10.45 Break / exhibition / poster session

Parallel sessions

Session A1. Sensors for Agro & Food B1. Sensors for Life Science & Health  C-1 Enabling Sensor Technology for OEM 
10.45 – 11.15 Sensors for Decay Detection in the Agro-Food Chain

Professor Frank Devlieghere, Ghent University

Single-Molecule Biosensing for Medical Diagnostics, MBx

Professor Menno Prins, Technical University Eindhoven

Graphene as enabler for broadband image sensors integrated with CMOS and flexible platforms
Stijn Goossens, ICFO, The Institute of Photonic Devices, Barcelona
11.15 – 11.30






Bacterial population dynamics and sensorial quality loss in modified atmosphere packed fresh-cut iceberg lettucea

Professor Ernst Woltering, Wageningen University & Research and Jos van der Vossen, TNO Quality of Life

Development & Production of a Broad Range of Sensors for OEM applications: The International Challenge

Where we are today and our research wishlist for tomorrow

Christiaan Baay, Tasseron Sensors & Controls

11.30- 11.45
Spinning Disk Confocal Microscope Systems.

Ideal imaging conditions for living cells or weak fluorescent signals Norbert de Ruijter, Wageningen Light Microscopy Centre
A New Generation of Implant Medical Devices

Professor Bob Puers, KU Leuven



The hard road of upscaling sensors from R&D to Production

Wilco Dijkstra, The Sensor Factory 

 11.45 – 12.00 Diagnostics for Plant Diseases,
NxtGen Sequensing and other sensor technologies
Peter Bonants, Wageningen University & Research
The Integrated Photonics Revolution and Its Impact on Sensor Development

Jeroen Duis, Smart Photonics


12.00 – 12.15 Company Pitches
Nikon NederlandPhilippe Baert
Complex Sensor Technology for Point-of-Care Devices Being Brought to Production, CoatPoCKET
Aliki Tsopela, Micronit and Wout Knoben, Surfix
Company Pitches
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch / exhibition / poster session

Parallel sessions

Session A2. Sensors for Industry B2. Sensors for Life Science & Health  C-2 Sensors & Analytical Instrumentation 
13.30 – 14.00 Industry-Grade Sensors to Capture Any Metric, From Anywhere

What are the prerequisites for future sensors to be applicable for IoT networks?    

Jurg van Vliet, 30MHZ

Sensing for Neonatology

Egbert van der Wouden, Bronkhorst High Tech and Aleksandar Andreski, Saxion University Applied Sciences

Probing mesoscale networks in food materials by nanoprobe diffusometry

Prof John van Duynhoven Wageningen University

14.00 – 14.20 Insight Technology, Wireless Sensor Technology in Bearings

Georgo Angelis / Eric van Genuchten, SKF (TBC)

Optical Coherence Tomography Sensing for Ophthalmology

Jeroen Kalkman, Imphys, TU Delft

Graphene Burritos for Magnetic Detection

Carmine Ortix, Utrecht University  (TBC)

14.20 – 14.40 Sensor Solutions for Environmental Monitoring

Mark Maas, TE Connectivity

Sensing the Human Body, Mind and Behaviour for Health and Well Being

Prof. Bart Verkerke, Groningen University

Online NIR-Sensors for modern industrial applications
Christoph Lühr , Büchi
14.40 – 15.00


Pervasive Sensing Technologies

Jan Willem Dijkshoorn, Emerson

Company Pitches


Using artificial intelligence to find sensor technology that detects carboxylic acids
Vincent Franken, Findest
15.00 – 15.30 Break / exhibition / poster session

Plenary session

15.30 – 16.00 ARC Evidence Based Sensing

Hubertus Irth, scientific director TI COAST / Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research, Leiden University

16.00 – 16.30 Multisensor Platform for Smart Building Management, The FP7 MSP-project

Anton Köck, Materials Center Loeben Forschung, Austria

16.30 – 16.40 Announcement of the Poster Winner
16.40 – 17.10 House of Commons Style DEBATE

The plenary round off with retrospective on the Sense of Contact 19

17.10 – 18.00 Networking and Drinks

Click here for the preliminary programme.

Location & registration

The Sensor Technology Conference Sense of Contact is being held at Beurs van Berlage Damrak 243, Amsterdam.


december 13, 2017
09:00 - 18:30