Pulsar Instruments awarded Technology Strategy Board grant5th Aug 2013
The leading noise measurement product manufacturer is set to develop new innovative products for safety professionals
Pulsar Instruments have been awarded a substantial grant to develop new noise measurement products. The Yorkshire-based noise measurement product company, Pulsar Instruments plc, have been awarded a grant from the UK's innovation agency, Technology Strategy Board to develop new innovative products to be used by safety professionals around the world.
Pulsar Instruments plc, founded in 1969 with nearly 45 years of experience in noise measurement and monitoring in the workplace, today announces that it has been awarded a grant totalling £151,000 by the government-backed Technology Strategy Board. The award, made as part of the Technology Strategy Board's ‘Smart' scheme, will be used to accelerate the development of highly innovative hybrid devices to measure noise levels in the workplace together with supporting software.
This funding will energise the existing range of products and, by applying innovative research and development, it will significantly enhance the organisation's market position in both the UK and overseas.
New project will include the development of wireless noise measurement technology
The project focuses on producing simple to use wireless noise measuring devices, with a programmable core, fully compliant with prevailing regulatory requirements for noise exposure regulations around the world.
The Smart scheme (previously known as Grant for Research and Development) is specifically designed to support innovation and stimulate the UK economy. The scheme offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology and fund successful new products, processes and services. The selection process is highly competitive, and companies are assessed against rigorous criteria.
Pulsar Instruments' innovative approach to product design scored exceptionally high
Pulsar Instruments' innovative approach to the product design scored exceptionally high in all assessment areas, leading to the major grant award. TSB grant assessors recognised the clear business potential created by Pulsar Instruments' at local and international level, together with a strong commitment to support the local economy through employment and training opportunities.
Sarah Brack, Managing Director of Pulsar Instruments, said: "We are thrilled that Technology Strategy Board is funding this important project. The impact on the company will be significant in many ways. It will strengthen Pulsar's competitive position in the UK and across the globe and will secure the future of its employees".
Notes to editors
Pulsar Instruments Plc, founded in 1969 and has nearly 45 years of experience in noise measurement and noise monitoring in the workplace, providing compliant, common sense, practical solutions for industrial and other noise measurement applications via its worldwide distribution network. All noise level measurement instrumentation is above all robust, easy to use, yet accurate; always fully complying with the latest applicable standards - today IEC 61672.
About the Technology Strategy Board
The Technology Strategy Board is the UK's innovation agency. Its goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. Sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Technology Strategy Board brings together business, research and the public sector, supporting and accelerating the development of innovative products and services to meet market needs, tackle major societal challenges and help build the future economy. For more information please visit www.innovateuk.org
Managed by the Technology Strategy Board, the Smart scheme offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services could emerge. http://www.innovateuk.org/deliveringinnovation/smart.ashx