Cambridge Wireless

Cambridge Wireless

Cambridge Wireless is a leading industry forum and vibrant community with a rapidly expanding network of companies actively involved in the development and application of wireless technologies. Our activities are based around a number of special interest groups each focussed on a specific technology and/or market area.

Telephone:01223 967101
Address:Compass House, Vision Park, Chivers Way, Histon, Cambridgeshire
Postcode:CB24 9AD
Country:United Kingdom
Membership type:Corporate 6-20 (£250+VAT pa)

Cambridge Wireless is a membership organisation based in Cambridge, UK which engages with local and international organisations that concern the whole wireless communications arena. In addition to high level networking dinners, educational events and business development activities, Cambridge Wireless runs an annual Future of Wireless International Conference along with the Discovering Start-Ups initiative to support emerging, innovative wireless companies. Over 15 Special Interest Groups focussed on specific technologies and market sectors, also provide opportunities for members to meet, form partnerships to exploit new commercial opportunities, and share knowledge and information about the latest industry trends and hot topics. Cambridge Wireless members see fresh opportunities to bring together key people and organisations with complementary needs and interests based on all major wireless technologies including: 3G, CDMA, WiFi, Zigbee, WiMax, Ultra Wide Band (UWB), Bluetooth and RFID, enabling them to communicate with partners around the world.

Further supporting international communication and interaction, Cambridge Wireless has formed a number of partnerships with equivalent counterparts. These include CommNexus in San Diago, The Wireless Industry Partnership in Canada, Innovation Lab Denmark, Wavefront Canada and Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium Japan. We also have links to membership organisations around the UK including Silicon Southwest, Wireless Innovation in Scotland, One Nucleus and Wireless Innovation Lab in Ireland.

Further information on all of the above can be found at

Chairman: Dr. David Cleevely

CEO: Dr. Soraya Jones



Tech start-up barometer points to strong future – Discovering Start-Ups finalists announced

The finalists of the 2014 Discovering Start-Ups Competition have been announced and will get the chance to pitch their innovative technologies and business plans to 23 leading industry expert investors from the likes of Google, BT, Broadcom, IBM, Orange Labs, Samsung, London Business Angles and Cambridge Angels.

10 September 2014Read in full

Critical National Infrastructure in the Commercial World: Cyber security – are we safe yet?

The Cambridge Wireless (CW) ‘Critical National Infrastructure in a Commercial World’ event will be held at Bird and Bird LLP in London on 16th September 2014. With speakers at the forefront of dealing with cyber security in the Critical National Infrastructure (CPI), the event will deliver insights into the current security situation, looking at the effectiveness of Cyber Security as well as the real business requirements for Operational Technology Cyber Security.

2 September 2014Read in full

One week left to enter - calling all UK technology start-ups

Cambridge Wireless and SETsquared are calling on innovative tech start-ups and digital entrepreneurs from across the UK to enter the prestigious Discovering Start-Ups 2014 Competition.

18 August 2014Read in full

UK tech clusters show benefits of closer links

Two leading regional tech clusters in Cambridge and SETsquared, whose university business incubators cover the South of England, are urging closer collaboration and cooperation between all UK tech clusters to accelerate further growth and leadership in technology and science.

11 August 2014Read in full

Cambridge is the main hub for local and international technology specialists

Cambridge has long had a reputation as home to leaders in the technology industry. From the University through to technology companies and networking hubs, it has become an international connection point, a place where like-minded people can share their expertise. This is true, more so now than ever before.

7 August 2014Read in full

Calling all tech start-ups to enter – Discovering Start-Ups 2014 Competition

Cambridge Wireless and Silicon SouthWest are calling on innovative tech start-ups and digital entrepreneurs from across the UK to enter the Discovering Start-Ups 2014 competition.

5 August 2014Read in full

Chirp sings the praises of Discovering Start-Ups Competition

The winners of last year’s Discovering Start-Ups competition are urging young UK companies and entrepreneurs to enter the 2014 search for the most innovative wireless technologies and business opportunities. There's just one month left to enter the UK search for innovative wireless technologies sponsored by Deloitte.

30 July 2014Read in full

Dr Sally Uren, Chief Executive at Forum for the Future

Wireless industry must rise to the challenge to change the world for good

Cambridge Wireless conference focuses on the role of wireless to meet global economic, environmental and societal challenges.

2 July 2014Read in full

Cherie Blair at the conference

Internet can empower women and eradicate inequalities, says Cherie Blair

“The internet and modern mobile technology enables us to address inequalities between men and women and to drive growth on a global scale as never before,” said Cherie Blair, addressing industry leaders at the Future of Wireless International Conference in Cambridge last night (Monday).

1 July 2014Read in full

DS13 Winners

Augmented wearables, crowdfunding platforms and thermal measuring: DS14 competition hots up!

These are just some of the tech start-ups that have entered for a chance to pitch at DS14! Again, CW have teamed up with Silicon SouthWest to celebrate the creative, technical and entrepreneurial of promising and emerging UK technology start-ups.

25 June 2014Read in full

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Cambridge Wireless Radio Technology SIG Event

25 Sep 2014Downing College, Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DQ

Advanced techniques for radio transmitters

Digital pre-distortion and envelope tracking seem at last to have caught up with the needs of LTE handsets; but techniques such as new LTE carrier types, carrier aggregation, and uplink MIMO are also coming down the track to render these techniques potentially obsolete.

CW User Experience SIG

30 Sep 2014Taylor Vinters, Merlin Place, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0DP

'Unshackling the Wearable Revolution - How UX Can Help Realise the Potential of Wearable Devices'

‘Interoperability of Small Cells & the existing cellular networks - What’s the hold up?’- Small Cell SIG Event

1 Oct 2014PricewaterhouseCoopers, 7 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2RT

Small cells are proliferating in their many forms. To become a true part of the HetNet they need to be automatically and smoothly incorporated into the existing macrocell network, raising questions of standards, interoperability and performance

Wearables: The Internet of Us: CW Connected Devices SIG Event

9 Oct 2014Deloitte, Stonecutter Court, 1 Stonecutter Street, London EC4A 4TR

There is immense industry excitement about wearable technology, as it promises to extend connectivity to the things we wear. The current battle for the wrist is set to extend to our ears and eyes and then to everything else that touches us.

Discovering Start-Ups Competition Finals 2014 - TICKETS ON SALE NOW

22 Oct 2014Deloitte, 2 New Square Street, London EC4A 3BL

Cambridge Wireless (CW) and SETsquared are extremely proud and delighted to present the shortlisted tech finalists of the 2014 Discovering Start-Ups Competition.

Information Rock & Roll: How Big Data has made analytics sexy! A CW Big Data SIG event

30 Oct 2014Eversheds LLP, One Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS

Meet the new rock-stars of the corporate world – the people who can make sense of the Terrabytes of structured and unstructured data your organisation collects.

The Evolution and Future of Digital Radio: CW Digital Delivery & Content SIG

6 Nov 2014Aon UK, 8 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4PL

Digital radio services were first launched nearly 20 years ago using the Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) system.

Joint CW Wireless Healthcare SIG & One Nucleus Event

25 Nov 2014The Moller Centre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge CB3 0DE

'Pharmaceutical Sensors of the Future: High Street or High Value'
As wearable sensors make significant inroads into the health and fitness market, will we see similar technology provide significant quality and efficiency gains for clinical trials and the consumerisation of clinical technology?

Signals in War and Peace: Wireless Heritage SIG

27 Nov 2014The National Museum of Computing, Block H, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB

For our second Wireless Heritage SIG we have teamed up with The National Museum of Computing ( This joint evening event, open to members of both TNMOC and CW will take place at TNMOC in Bletchley Park, and will features speakers from both organisations.

The Road to the Autonomous Vehicle: Automotive and Transport SIG Event

2 Dec 2014Silverstone Park, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 8GX

The self-driving/autonomous vehicle whether used for public transport, the private car or goods transportation, perhaps represents the pinnacle of near term transport technology. Proponents cite improved safety, stress free and faster journeys whilst opponents raise security concerns, the ‘fitness for purpose’ and the legal issues created.