Digital Catapult helped See.Sense springboard from concept to commercial products

About See.Sense

See.Sense creates award-winning products that make cyclists safer on the road, and technology that generates the data cities need to build better transport infrastructure.

What success looks like

How Digital Catapult’s programme has led to commercial success for See.Sense

IoTUK showcase

Featured in Digital Catapult showcase now used by 50,000 cyclists and sold in 70 countries

Working with Belfast City Council

Developed LPWAN device to integrate into Belfast City Council’s Bike Share Scheme

Vodafone launch

Collaboration with Vodafone for commercial launch

Smart cycling

Won Smart Cycling Challenge SBIR in Dublin

£1.1 million raised

Raised £1.1 million investment

Halfords and Evans stockists

Stocked by major retailers including Halfords and Evans

Award winning

Won multiple industry and technology awards

Synchronicity funded

Won EU project Synchronicity which led to commercial projects in Oxfordshire and North East Lincolnshire

Part of

See.Sense has been part of the following Digital Catapult programmes


IoT Showcase

LPWAN Testbed


A quote from the team

“We’ve worked with Digital Catapult over a number of years, and have found them to be at the cutting-edge of expertise. The team have a positive, “can-do” approach and deep insight into the industry. We’ve found their support invaluable, enabling us to springboard from concept to commercial products.”
Philip McAleese, CEO, See.Sense

From the judges

The multiple award winning product created by this company is used by more than 50,000 people in over 70 countries, and is now stocked by major UK retailers.

Part of Digital Catapult’s LPWAN Testbed and the Future Networks Lab showcase, See.Sense raised more than £1.1 million investment to build better infrastructure from Dublin to Oxfordshire, Lincolnshire to Belfast.

More about See.Sense and their work

Cities want to encourage and enable more people to cycle but planners need better data insights to plan more efficiently and improve conditions for cycling. See.Sense is working to bring the whole community of cyclists together, with technology, to improve journeys for everyone. Through its award-winning technology that gives cyclists more visibility on their ride, and cities more information on their roads.

See.Sense first featured in Digital Catapult’s Autumn showcase in 2016 and were the first small to medium enterprise to connect to the LPWAN Testbed receiving a highly commended award for its project in Cambridge. From there it developed a LoRaWAN device to integrate into Belfast City Council’s Bike Share scheme and have now further developed this technology further using NB-IoT in collaboration with Vodafone, for commercial launch of this tech along with a consumer theft tracking device in 2020.


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