SILC - Sensing Innovation Leadership Council

The Sensing Innovation Leadership Council is an independent, stakeholder-led organisation. Our role is to support our community members to exploit their sensing capability and to act as their voice to inform policy makers and funding organisations.

Our formation was driven by:

  • A recognition of the major and growing importance of sensing
  • The opportunities that sensing technology presents to the UK economy
  • The difficulties of operating an innovation pipeline in such a complex and diverse area

The Council is formed by representatives from government, academia, technology integrators, companies involved in the creation and exploitation of sensing capability and people with long experience in this cross-sectoral domain, we:

  • Look at trends and opportunities in the world of sensing
  • Identify areas of focus for the UK
  • Work with stakeholders to support and address the opportunities presented.

We maintain links with a range of stakeholders and interested individuals to help inform thinking and ensure that opportunities are communicated.


Chair and Vice Chair: Elected by vote of the Council every 3 years.
Honorary Secretary: Provided by The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
Members: Elected by a simple majority of the current Council.


Pete Loftus
Director, Evalu8ion Ltd

Vice Chair

Gareth Edwards
Strategy Lead for Industrial Digitalisation, NPL


Honorary Secretary

Paul Winstanley

SILC is supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) helps businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives.

KTN is a network partner of Innovate UK.

SILC (Sensing Innovation Leadership Council) is not a legal entity.  It is a networking group supported by KTN.  Personal data collected by this website and related newsletters is collected and processed by KTN in accordance with their privacy policy.