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



Winners of Discovering Start-ups showcase best in UK wireless innovation

Five innovative wireless businesses won the praise of leading technology investors and wireless industry experts at yesterday’s (Wednesday's) finals of the UK Discovering Start-Ups 2014 competition hosted by Deloitte in London. Discovering Start-ups 2015 will be open to entries from European partner countries.

23 October 2014Read in full

'My HealthKit Toolbox' - Cambrige Wireless Healthcare SIG event

Traditionally we have relied on visits to our local medical services to monitor our general health, to diagnose and prescribe solutions when we feel a little unwell and to assist us in managing long term health conditions.

17 October 2014Read in full

One week to discover the UK’s most exciting tech start-ups

In just over a week 18 UK tech start-ups take the stage to pitch their ideas to the likes of Google, Qualcomm Ventures, Orange Labs, IBM and London Business Angels in the Discovering Start-ups 2014 (DS14) final. Jointly delivered by Cambridge Wireless (CW) and SETsquared, the DS14 national competition has attracted entrants from UK tech clusters and will culminate in a pitching final on the 22nd October at the Deloitte’s London offices.

16 October 2014Read in full

Cambridge Wireless announces first CW Technology & Engineering Conference

The first CW Technology & Engineering Conference (CW TEC) will take a top-down look at the impact of emerging technologies on millimetre, microwave, UHF and VHF spectral value.

3 October 2014Read in full

Small cell experts raise questions of standards, interoperability and performance

While small cells have the potential to meet growing demand for mobile data and improve urban connectivity, they need to be automatically and smoothly incorporated into the existing macrocell network, raising questions of standards, interoperability and performance, according to industry experts at the Cambridge Wireless Small Cells Special Interest Group (SIG) conference yesterday (Weds).

2 October 2014Read in full

Cambridge and London tech start-ups go head-to-head in Discovering Start-Ups Final

Six ambitious technology start-ups from Cambridge and seven from London will be pitching against each other in the finals of the Discovering Start-Ups 2014 Competition on October 22nd.

30 September 2014Read in full

Blurred lines between fixed and mobile, says chair of UK Spectrum Policy

The inexorable acceleration towards total mobility is eliminating the distinction between fixed and mobile communications to become just ‘connectivity’, according to Professor Jim Norton, Chair of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, addressing an audience of over 120 telecoms industry experts, entrepreneurs and academics at the Cambridge Wireless (CW) Founders Dinner last night.

26 September 2014Read in full

Tickets on sale now for CW's Discovering Start-Ups Competition

Tickets on sale now for CW's Discovering Start-Ups Competition

Join Cambridge Wireless at the finals of the Discovering Start-Up Competition (DS14) in London on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 for the hottest line-up of UK based start-ups and presentations from tech giants like Google, Qualcomm Ventures, Deloitte, and more.

24 September 2014Read in full

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

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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.

‘Setting the Right Expectations for a Radical Future’ – Virtual Networks SIG event

4 Dec 2014Bath TBC

Virtual Networks are about to transform the communication industry by merging IT concepts into the way we build and operate networks.

Living in the Virtual World: CW Future Technology SIG event

9 Dec 2014Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1AG

From an early age we are using technology within the home, school and workplace, creating virtual profiles of ourselves through our interaction with social media. We are influenced by the roll out of new technology, spending more time exploring and interacting within a virtual environment.

Best Practice For End to End Software Security: Software & Open Source SIG

15 Jan 2015Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT

This opportune event at the Cambridge Campus of Anglia Ruskin University, will investigate the issue of security in software and provide guidance and advice on how to create more secure systems. It is an ideal opportunity for both engineers and managers to learn from those who know.

‘The Future is Already with Us - How Younger Users of Today's Technology will Drive the Technology of Tomorrow’ Future Devices SIG

28 Jan 2015ARM, 110 Fulbourn Road, Cambridge, CB1 9NJ

The world has changed significantly since the launch of the first smartphones. Mobile video, web and Social networking have become the norm. To really see the potential for future change, we must look to the next generation of users.

‘5G: A Practical Approach’ – Radio Technology SIG & Small Cell SIG event - London

3 Feb 2015Deloitte, Stonecutter Court, 1 Stonecutter St, London EC4A 4TR London

5G may yet be undefined but that does not stop the industry from trying to sell anything and everything as 5G. It is clear that 5G will not be a single “solution” providing a miracle cure for all ills of our industry, but it has the long term ambition to deliver significant improvements on all core KPIs compared to the 4G baseline.