In the Press

Links to some of the stories about Cambridge Network members covered recently in the local, national and international media.


Cambridge ideas change the world and Cambridge Network members are enjoying increasing exposure on the world stage. Here we provide links to some of the stories about Cambridge Network members covered recently in the local, national and international media.

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Last updated: May 24th 2019 (posted in order of date notification received)

Please note this list is not exhaustive. Content courtesy of individual members and Google Alerts.

University of Cambridge

Dennis Chan (Department of Clinical Neurosciences) has developed an accurate way of detecting Alzheimer's disease using virtual reality. BBC Radio 4 Today (starts 50m 30s) Sun Times iNews Science Daily

A report authored by Julian Allwood (Department of Engineering) suggests that the UK steel industry could be saved by moving away from primary production to using recycled steel. Guardian

Chris Abell (Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research) and Martin Vinnell (University Biomedical Services) comment on Cambridge being recognised as a Leader in Openness around animal research. Mirage News

Erwin Reisner (Department of Chemistry) comments on entrepreneurs finding new ways to reuse plastic. Financial Times (subscription)

Ben Falcon (Cambridge Neuroscience) has been awarded the inaugural Rising Star Award by Alzheimer’s Research UK for his work in helping fight dementia. Cambridge Independent

Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds named Investment Unit of the Year in the annual GUV Awards. Global University Venturing

Further coverage of a study co-authored by Anna Vignoles (Faculty of Education/Jesus College) which looks at the decisions parents make when choosing a school for their children. Lancashire Evening Post

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Co-author Anna Vignoles (Faculty of Education/Jesus College) comments on a study that looks at the choices parents make when choosing a school for their children. BBC Tes PhysOrg

A number of Cambridge scientists, including Benjamin Falcon (Cambridge Neuroscience), Thomas Cope (Cambridge Neuroscience/Murray Edwards College) and Jason Sang (Department of Chemistry) have won prizes for their work in helping fight dementia. Cambridge Independent

Thersea Marteau (Department of Public Health and Primary Care/Christ's College) comments on an audit which shows three-quarters of food brought in UK hospitals is unhealthy. Guardian

James Barrett (Department of Archaeology) comments on the regulation of fishing in medieval times. Atlantic

Discussion about the Postdoc Business Plan Competition, which Cambridge Enterprise runs annually with Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge (EPoC). University to Business

Further coverage of Amy Ludlow (Institute of Criminology/Fitzwilliam College) and Ruth Armstrong (Institute of Criminology/St John's College) discussing the Learning Together prison education project they founded and run. Times

Further coverage of £3.4m seed funding round for PolyProx Therapeutics, a Cambridge spin-out (Department of Pharmacology) founded by Laura Itzhaki (Newnham College). Laboratory News

Further coverage of research led by Jason Chin (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology/Department of Chemistry/Trinity College) which has developed the first living organism to have a fully synthetic and altered DNA code. Financial Times (subscription)

Further coverage of a study led by Gareth Pearce (Department of Veterinary Medicine), which has successfully scanned a pregnant reef manta ray underwater for the first time. Technology Networks

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Research led by Cynthia Larbey (Department of Archaeology) has shown that humans were eating plant starches as early as 120,000 years ago. Tech Explorist Ancient Origins Heritage Daily Millennium Post

Christopher Schulz (Department of Geography) has carried out a detailed survey of how communities interact with peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon. PhysOrg Tech Explorist Science Daily

Jochen Menges (Cambridge Judge Business School) discusses how companies can help create happier employees. Strategy Business

A study led by Lander Bosch (Department of Geography) has found that children who walk to school are less likely to be overweight or obese. Indian Express Science Daily

Raghu Rau (Cambridge Judge Business School) comments on his new study showing that early-life family disruption such as the death or divorce of a parent affects investment decisions of mutual fund managers later in life. Institutional Investor

Further coverage of research by Amanda Prorok (Department of Computer Science and Technology), and undergraduates Michael He (St John's College) and Nicolas Hyldmar (Downing College) which has found that driverless cars can work together to improve traffic flow by 35 percent. BBC (1) BBC (2) Telegraph Tech Explorist R&D Magazine Indian Express

Further coverage of a study led by Mark Dyble (Department of Archaeology) which has found that farming is much harder work for humans than foraging. Daily Star Science Daily

Further coverage of research co-led by Máté Lengyel (Department of Engineering) which has found that the human brain is able to identify the properties of a particular object using statistical information. Daily Mail Science Daily 

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Research by Amanda Prorok (Department of Computer Science and Technology), and undergraduates Michael He (St John's College) and Nicolas Hyldmar (Downing College) has found that driverless cars can work together to improve traffic flow by 35 percent. Daily Mail ITV iNews Sun The Scotsman Irish Sun Irish Examiner Tech Explore AutoExpress Continental Telegraph The Week

A study led by Mark Dyble (Department of Archaeology) has found that farming is much harder work for humans than foraging. Telegraph PhysOrg Cosmos New York Post

Research co-led by Máté Lengyel (Department of Engineering) has found that the human brain is able to identify the properties of a particular object using statistical information. Medical Xpress 

Charlotte Payne (Department of Zoology) discusses the environmental impact of eating insects. BBC

Valerie Voon (Department of Psychiatry) comments on whether deep brain stimulation should be made available to those suffering with Parkinson's disease in the UK to help control tremors. Telegraph

Further coverage of a project led by Lauren Kassell (Department of History and Philosophy of Science) that has transcribed the case notes of self-taught doctor Simon Forman, uncovering the worries and desires of people who lived 400 years ago. Newsweek

Further coverage of a study co-authored by Felice Torrisi (Department of Engineering) that has developed wearable and washable 'batteries' that could be woven into fabrics. Cambridge Independent

Further coverage of research led by Jason Chin (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology/Department of Chemistry) which has developed the first living organism which has a fully synthetic and altered DNA code. Express

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Research led by Tom Hiscock (Gurdon Institute) has uncovered how and when tadpole's can regenerate their tails. Times PhysOrg Earth

Further coverage of a project led by Lauren Kassell (Department of History and Philosophy of Science) that has transcribed case note of self-taught doctor Simon Forman, uncovering the worries and desires of people who lived 400 years ago. BBC World Service (starts 19m 25sITV Daily Mail CNET

Further coverage of a study co-authored by Felice Torrisi (Department of Engineering) that has developed wearable and washable 'batteries' that could be woven into fabrics. Tech Explorist Engineer The Week Science Times

Further coverage of research led by Jason Chin (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology/Department of Chemistry) which has developed the first living organism which has a fully synthetic and altered DNA code. BBC

Further coverage of the study led by Ulf Büntgen (Department of Geography) which has found that global warming will reduce the amount of carbon stored in forests. Laboratory Equipment

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A number of University of Cambridge buildings have won RIBA Regional awards, including The Dorothy Garrod Building (Newnham College), Kettle's Yard and Simon Sainsbury Centre (Judge Business School). RIBA Journal

A team led by Andrew Bladon (Department of Zoology) is investigating how effectively species of butterfly can warm or cool themselves by taking their body temperature. BBC BBC Newsround BBC Look East (starts 19m 6s)

Bobby Seagull (Faculty of Education) discusses women in maths and what can be done to persuade more girls to continue with maths after GCSEs. Financial Times (subscription)

Cesare Hall (Department of Engineering) discusses changes in aircraft wing design. Euronews

Further coverage of the study led by Eyal Maori (Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute) which has discovered that honey bees are able to share immunity by transmitting RNA through royal jelly. Science Focus

Further coverage of research led by Jeremy Baumberg (Cavendish Laboratory) which has developed tiny colour pixels that could be used in large-scale displays that could cover entire buildings. Indian Express Business Weekly Digital Journal

Further coverage of a project led by Paul Alexander (Department of Physics/Jesus College) which has finished designing the 'brain' of the Square Kilometre Array, the world's largest radio telescope. Indian Express

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Mary Earl (Faculty of Education) comments on the technologies helping disabled teenagers sit their GCSEs. BBC Look East (West) (starts 4m 3s)

Olivia Remes (Institute of Public Health) discusses 'smiling depression'. The Sun

Luca Passamonti (Department of Clinical Neurosciences) discusses how those suffering with dementia express emotions such as anger. Guardian

Article by Diane Coyle (Department of Politics and International Studies) looks at the use of online advertising. Financial Times (subscription)

Martin Jacques (Department of Politics and International Studies) comments on the trade war between the US and China. Channel 4 News

Further coverage of research led by Jeremy Baumberg (Cavendish Laboratory) which has developed tiny colour pixels that could be used in large-scale displays that could cover entire buildings. Financial Express Lab Manager SciNews

Further coverage of Meredith Crowley (Faculty of Economics/St John's College) commenting on US-China trade dispute and negotiations. BBC BBC WorldService (starts 1m 20s)

Further coverage of a study led by Sabine Bahn (Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology/Lucy Cavendish College) that has shown a new approach to drug discovery which could lead to personalised treatment of neuropsychiatric illnesses. MedIndia

Further coverage of a study co-authored by Poul Christoffersen (Department of Geography/Scott Polar Research Institute) which has found that part of the world's largest ice shelf is melting faster than predicted. Independent

 

Darktrace

Meet The UK's Five Fastest Growing Start-Up Tech Businesses
Forbes
Who are Britain’s fastest-growing start-up technology businesses? New data from Beauhurst, the research group that specialises in privately-owned companies, purports to have the answer – and while some of the names on its list will be familiar, others may be less so.

Microsoft Research

Microsoft open sources its Infer.NET machine learning framework
Developer
Microsoft appears to be in a benevolent mood after deciding to make its cross-platform machine learning framework open source. The company’s Infer.NET framework is used for model-based machine learning. It was first born at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK in 2004 and later released for academic use in 2008.

New 'white spaces' research from Microsoft and China makes it easier to find vacant spectrum 
Network World 
Identifying and using vacant "white space" spectrum for Wi-Fi may get simpler, more efficient, and cheaper thanks to a new project by Microsoft and a team of Chinese researchers. 

Is Google searching for office space in Cambridge?
Cambridge News
Cambridge University sources have told the News they believe the centre would tap in to the university's pool of talented young postgraduates, and would be akin to the Microsoft Research offshoot in Station Road...

Disruptive technology under Cambridge microscope
Business Weekly
Cambridge technology greats will also be in attendance on the opening day of Nerve. Andrew Blake, director of the burgeoning Microsoft Research Laboratory in Cambridge addresses advances in computer science

Paper vs. E-Books: Science Answers All Your Questions
Mother Jones
"The implicit feel of where you are in a physical book turns out to be more important than we realized," says Abigail Sellen of Microsoft Research Cambridge in England and co-author of The Myth of the Paperless Office.

Microsoft Research HQ is 'lit up like Disney World'
Cambridge News
The headquarters of Microsoft Research has come under fire for resembling a ”seven-storey lighthouse” in the heart of Cambridge. The research arm of the computer giant is accused by sleepless residents of failing to turn lights off at night...

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi advert blocker kit now available from Adafruit
Geeky Gadgets
Adafruit has today announced the availability of a new Raspberry Pi advert blocking kit which requires no soldering and uses the Raspberry Pi 3 as a Domain Name Server...

Crowdfunding Watch: Raspberry Pi gets IoT LoRa Gateway HAT
Electronics Weekly
Check out some boards that bring LoRa technology into play, for the Raspberry Pi, Arduino and micro:bit, and such like single board computers. 
     
What enclosures are compatible with the Raspberry Pi 3 B+?
Android Central
A Raspberry Pi is a sensitive electronic device. We tend to forget that when we're making all sorts of things or even just making lights blink,  but it's a computer and subject to the same dangers as any other computer. Putting it inside a case is a must! 

Bake Smarter with Bake Mate
DesignNews
Need a little bit of help in the kitchen? Here's how to build a Bake Mate—a baking assistant that weighs your ingredients, tells you how much of each you will need, and performs several other handy functions.

Classic Polaroid camera gutted, made modern with Raspberry Pi + thermal printer
Liliputing
You can make a lot of cool things by stuffing a Raspberry Pi computer into an existing chassis. We've seen hackers do everything from turn an old portable DVD player into a modern Kodi-powered media center to designing a Nintendo Entertainment System clone that's far more versatile than Nintendo's ...

AEE hands out $75000 in teacher grants
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Loden, who teaches introduction to information technology and webpage design, will use his $2,699.70 to buy “Raspberry Pi” – a small computer...
    
Official Raspberry Pi Magazine Issue 69 Features Affordable 3D Printing
Geeky Gadgets
Anyone who would like to start 3D printing on a small budget may be interested to know that the latest official Raspberry Pi magazine issue 69 features affordable 3D printing systems Powered by the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC. The latest issue of the Raspberry Pi MagPi magazine is now available ...
   
Gesture Controlled Raspberry Pi Media Player
Geeky Gadgets
Raspberry Pi enthusiasts, developers and hobbyists may be interested in a new project which has been published to the Hackster.io website this week which demonstrates how a Raspberry Pi media player can be built complete with gesture control system

Raspberry Pi helps create a cottage industry of DIY game systems
Embedded Computing Design
Now, however, after 25 years or so since these systems' heyday, you can build a close approximation to one using a powerful Raspberry Pi single-board computer or even its little cousin the Pi Zero. Not only can you make these devices in whatever form factor you want, but can also play games (ROMs) ...

Raspberry Pi: Four fantastic projects that show what's possible with the $35 board
TechRepublic
The Raspberry Pi family of computers had another stellar year in 2017, with more than 17 million boards sold and the $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W released. In its annual review for the year, the charitable foundation behind the tiny board, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, highlighted successes...

This robo-fish runs on a Raspberry Pi and swims through coral reefs
Wired.co.uk
Some fish are almost impossible for scientists to observe: the Greenland shark, which can live for more than 400 years, was caught on camera for the first time this month. Tracking marine animal can be complex but robotics may make getting close to them easier. The latest fish-monitoring creation i

Pi Foundation Releases Refreshed $35 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
PC Perspective
The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently released the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with refreshed hardware. The new single board computer retains its predecessor's $35 price tag while including a tweaked SoC with faster clockspeeds and improved power management as well as moves to modern Gigabit ..

Raspberry Pi overheating? Here's how to stop it says Microsoft
TechRepublic
Raspberry Pi overheating? ... Microsoft has released a tutorial on how to stop the $35 credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computer from overheating.

Quick test on pinprick of blood could help stop Ebola in its tracks
Chemistry World
Portable Raspberry Pi-based device accurately detects viruses in micro droplet of whole blood...
 
Improved model of the Pi-Top modular laptop is now available
Neowin
The Raspberry Pi was first introduced years ago as a tool to promote coding. The price point was affordable and it had the ability to accept different components to expand its original feature set. This has led to many unique projects, one of which, is the Pi-Top modular laptop.
    
Right Now You Can Grab 50% Off on All of Our ScienceAlert Academy Course Bundles
ScienceAlert
The Raspberry Pi Mastery Bundle gives you eight courses, where you'll learn how to automate your home, build your own armbot, mine bitcoin...

 pi-top gets kids building modular laptops
New Atlas
The brains of the operation is a Raspberry Pi 3 with custom Cooling Bridge, which brings a 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM processor, 1 GB of RAM, HDMI ...

Raspberry Pi 3 slim sacrifices functionality for sized-down 7mm form
The Inquirer
A MODDER has created the 'Raspberry Pi 3 Slim', a sized-down version of the pocket PC that measures in at just 7mm thick.

Raspberry Pi Integrator Programme Introduced
Geeky Gadgets
Today the Raspberry Pi Foundation has introduced the Raspberry Pi Integrator Program to help companies develop safe and legal products powered by the Raspberry Pi mini PC.

This playable Raspberry Pi guitar goes up to 12…12 feet tall that is
htxt.africa
Developer Chris Riebschlager and the people at Dimensional Innovations have created a playable Raspberry Pi guitar that stands at 12 feet (3.6 metres) tall for the Boulevardia music festival.

American Canyon students give climate change the Raspberry (Pi)
Napa Valley Register
Physics teacher Daniel Rosales shows off a modified Raspberry Pi computer that someday may measure greenhouse gases in the Napa Valley.

Using PiSound The Raspberry Pi Sound Card HAT (video)
Geeky Gadgets
Musicians looking for an affordable way to help create music may be interested in the Raspberry Pi mini PC and its Pisound HAT which transforms ...

MagPi launches DIY kit to make a AI hub with the Raspberry Pi
TheUSBport
Last week, The MagPi released the latest issue of its magazine along with a free DIY project kit to build a smart hub powered by Google Assistant. Tech enthusiasts need only a Raspberry Pi board to set up the project.

Somebody Turned a Vintage TV into the Ultimate Retro Video Game Machine
Nerdist
We've long been fans of the Raspberry Pi, the miniature and inexpensive computer that can allow you to make just about anything you can imagine...

Raspberry Pi in the sky: How to build this awesome $115 airplane tracker
PCWorld
This homemade device delivers information about a plane's altitude, speed, and destination directly to your smartphone or tablet.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Released For Raspberry Pi 3
MobiPicker
Microsoft has finally launched the much anticipated Anniversary Update for the Windows 10 IoT core, which was released in August last year. Notably, the Windows 10 IoT core is now officially available for the Raspberry Pi 3 with some notable changes.
    
Raspberry Pi Sense HAT Emulator Now Available
Geeky Gadgets
Over the past few months the Raspberry Pi Foundation has been working closely with startup development company Trinket, to develop a web-based emulator for the Sense HAT.

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing posts double-digit growth to reach record revenues after 'best year yet'
Legal Week
Taylor Wessing has posted a double-digit revenue rise for 2017-18 to pass the £300m mark...

Withers, Macfarlanes and Taylor Wessing shine in ranking of world’s top private client lawyers
Legal Week
Withers, Macfarlanes and Taylor Wessing are among the firms with the most partners named in a ranking of the world’s top 200 private client and trust lawyers, published by Legal Week 

World’s largest and most controversial portrait competition goes digital
British Journal of Photography
National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize innovates again by opening up the world-famous competition - with a £15,000 prize - to digital entries, as previous winners discuss how their careers took off despite the award’s ongoing controversial reputation.

‘A significant cultural shift’: Taylor Wessing to move to all equity partnership     
Legal Business (blog) 
Taylor Wessing is set to convert into an all equity partnership on 1 May following a lengthy review and partnership vote held last week.

Taylor Wessing backs Oqyana real estate project 
Trade Arabia  
International Law firm Taylor Wessing has announced its support for a major private floating island villas project that will come up on ‘The World Islands’ development in Dubai, UAE.  The exclusive villas project is being developed by Kuwait-based Oqyana Real Estate and floating island expert Dutch Docklands. A major highlight of the project will be its privacy as each private floating island will house just one villa - the pinnacle of exclusive island living.

Taylor Wessing launches diversity scheme to hit 25 per cent female partnership by 2018 
The Lawyer 
Taylor Wessing has traditionally performed badly compared to its top 20 peers when it comes to making up female partners. 

Taylor Wessing advises Dame Vera Lynn on release of Ultimate Collection album
The Lawyer
Taylor Wessing has advised ‘Forces’ Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn and her company on the release of previously unreleased recordings in a new album — Vera Lynn: National Treasure — The Ultimate Collection — celebrating her 90 years in show business.

Downton Abbey actors join Taylor Wessing in gala dinner for Changing Faces
The Lawyer
The stars of Downton Abbey joined Taylor Wessing for a gala dinner at the Bloomsbury Ballroom on 27 March, raising more than £70,000 for Changing Faces, a charity for people living with conditions, marks or scars that affect their appearance.

Taylor Wessing features in eprivateclient's Top 25 Most Admired Companies listing 
The Lawyer 
Taylor Wessing has been named one of eprivateclient's Top 25 Most Admired Companies

Amadeus Capital Partners

Tech guru Hermann Hauser says drug giants are in denial
The Times (registration required)
Hermann Hauser, the founder of ARM Holdings, believes big pharma is poised for its own “Kodak moment” as healthcare moves away from drugs and towards artificial intelligence. 

Hauser, 69, who now leads Amadeus Capital Partners, was an early investor in the gene-sequencing company Solexa, which was sold to Illumina of the US for $600m in 2006. He regrets that Solexa — now part of a $32bn (£24bn) company — could not remain independent in the UK...

Brazil lures venture capital as startups defy economic malaise 
THE BUSINESS TIMES 
Sequoia, Amadeus Capital Partners and Phenomen Ventures all say they expect to make more investments there this year. While China and India are the top developing-nation recipients of venture cash, Brazil's share of the total is rising.

Amadeus plans India entry this year, scouts for firms to invest in
Livemint 
Amadeus will invest in Indian firms that focus on mobile technology, financial services, digital media and online services 

TechCrunch: ClickTale Secures $17 Million
Digital Media Wire
TechCrunch reports that analytics company ClickTale announced that it has secured $17 million in a round of funding, led by Amadeus Capital Partners, along with participation from Goldrock Capital and Viola Credit. 

Technology entrepreneur and venture capitalist Hermann Hauser
The Engineer
Hermann Hauser knows more than most people about growing a successful business. The Austrian-born, Cambridge-based scientist, entrepreneur and grandee of the British computing industry has helped start seven companies including Acorn Computers and its spin-out ARM Holdings.

Amadeus mulls venture investments in China
Financial News (subscription)
Amadeus Capital Partners is considering making direct investments in companies in China, a move that industry figures said would make it the first major European venture capital firm to invest directly into the region.

Cambridge Medical Robotics

UK scientists create world’s smallest surgical robot to start a hospital revolution 
The Observer
British scientists have developed the world’s smallest surgical robot which could transform everyday operations for tens of thousands of patients.

Featurespace

Meet Martina King: the human face of the rise of the machines
The Telegraph
Great technology does not always translate into great business. For Featurespace, a promising Cambridge University spin-out, there was plenty of trial and error before its eureka moment.

Johnson Matthey

Johnson Matthey: “inspiring science, enhancing life”
World Fertilizer 
Johnson Matthey has revealed a refreshed brand identity. The new identity "inspiring science, enhancing life", reflects its position as a science-led company which has a major positive impact. 

Johnson Matthey appoints Den Jones as new CFO 
Financial Director 
Den Jones, who recently served as interim CFO for oil and gas company BG Group, joins Johnson Matthey.

Opportunities on offer for young scientists 
Gazette Live 
TTE Technical Training Group joins forces with Johnson Matthey to launch 2014 Young Scientist Sponsored Undergraduate Programme...

Johnson Matthey, BASF, Umicore 'Lead Emission Control Catalyst Market'
Environmental Leader
Stringent regulations aimed at minimizing vehicle emissions have spurred the global emission control catalyst market, led by Johnson Matthey, BASF and Umicore in the mobile segment, and Cormetech in the stationary segment, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Johnson Matthey ends platinum review
Independent Online
London - Johnson Matthey, the world's top supplier of catalytic converters, said on Monday it would stop publishing its platinum review after 28 years of a report widely seen as the industry standard for platinum group metals.

Johnson Matthey adjusted pretax profit falls 19%
MarketWatch
LONDON--Chemicals company Johnson Matthey PLC Wednesday reported that trading in the third quarter was challenging, with its adjusted pretax profit down 19% compared with the same period last year. 

Johnson Matthey Q3 profit dips in tough markets
Reuters UK
LONDON (Reuters) - Platinum refiner Johnson Matthey PLC (JMAT.L) saw profits dip in the third quarter because of lower sales of catalysts for vehicle exhaust systems in the high-value diesel category in Europe and weaker demand in Japan.

 

PA Consulting Group

Best practices for harnessing the power of innovation management
Consultancy.uk
With this in mind, a new study from PA Consulting Group has identified best practices companies can learn from innovation leaders. In recent years ...

PA Consulting to move to new corporate headquarters in London
Consultancy.uk
PA Consulting has taken on a lease of two floors in the new Verde SW1 redevelopment project in the London West End.

PA Consulting Group names Jo Scarlett Chief Marketing Officer
Consultancy.uk
Jo Scarlett has joined PA Consulting Group as Chief Marketing Officer. Scarlett, who transfers from BT, will lead PA's global marketing team ...

Marcus Agius appointed non-exec Chair of PA Consulting 
Here Is The City 
PA Consulting Group has announced the appointment of Marcus Agius as Non-Executive Chairman as of 1 January 2014. 

Women Wanted: Breaking the Diversity Stalemate 
Business Review USA 
According to a research report from PA Consulting Group, gender diversity and organizational culture can play a critical role in achieving "performance magic" -- which is having both strong financial results and a high performing culture...

Up to 30 universities 'could close or face merger' because of government reforms and dwindling student numbers
The Independent
Up to 30 higher-education institutions could face closure or merger within the next few years, according to a survey of university leaders.  The survey, by the PA Consulting Group, reveals 77 per cent of the university leaders interviewed believed a number of universities will fail or go bankrupt as a result of government higher-education reforms and dwindling student applications.

Study From PA Consulting Group Rates Green Performance of Five Global ... GlobeNewswire (press release)
NEW YORK, March 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PA Consulting Group carried out a benchmarking study of a sample of five global automotive companies assessing their green performance. In this first of its kind study, Volkswagen emerged...

Abcam

The factory for antibodies that offers a lifeline to scientists
The Telegraph 
As you enter Abcam’s laboratories on the leafy outskirts of Cambridge, the company’s mascot, Molly the sheep, is everywhere to be seen.

ARM Holdings PLC

Japanese agree $31bn ARM acquisition
Business Weekly
Cambridge’s greatest ever technology business – chip architect ARM Holdings – is reportedly being sold to the Japanese for $31 billion (£23.4bn) – the largest deal in the UK cluster’s history by some distance and the biggest in European technology annals.

Japanese pledge to double ARM UK staff after $31bn acquisition
Business Weekly
SoftBank Group of Japan has promised to fund ongoing growth of ARM’s Cambridge HQ and double UK headcount in the next five years after the boards agreed a $31 billion (£24.3bn) cash takeover.

ARM founder says Softbank deal is 'sad day' for UK tech
BBC
The founder of ARM Holdings has told the BBC he believes its imminent sale to Japanese technology giant Softbank is "a sad day for technology in Britain".
Google Said to Mull Designing Server Chips in Threat to Intel 
Businessweek 
Google Inc. (GOOG:US) is considering designing its own server processors using technology from ARM Holdings Plc (ARM), a move that could threaten Intel ...

ARM, Sonics make interconnect licensing deal
EE Times

Sonics, a long-time vendor of on-chip networking intellectual property, has announced that processor IP licensor ARM has taken a license to the Sonics patent portfolio and that the move signals closer cooperation between the two companies on Sonics' next-generation on-chip interconnect offering.

Adoption of ARM big.LITTLE Technology Accelerates
4-traders (press release)
ARM today unveiled that its big.LITTLE processing technology has been adopted by many of the world's leading mobile chip manufacturers. Samsung and Renesas Mobile have already announced their plans, and subsequent implementations 

Global Businesses Select ARM Mali GPU Technology ...
4-traders (press release)
ARM reveals the scale of success of its Mali Graphics processors technology, which is powering advanced graphics and user experiences across all types of smart devices from the workplace to the home. This growth is enabled by 75 licenses of the ARM® ...

Radbee

RadBee queen Rina hooked on the Cambridge buzz 
Cambridge Business 
Radbee is the latest start-up to join the Cambridge life sciences cluster...

Philips Research

MIT Signs $25 Million Research Alliance with Private Partner 
Campus Technology  
MIT has signed a five-year, $25 million deal with Dutch-company Royal Philips N.V. to support research initiatives in two of the company's primary areas, healthcare technology and digital lighting. In addition Philips will be moving its North American research headquarters from Briarcliff Manor, NY to Cambridge next to the MIT campus...

New research initiative to focus on ultrasound therapy 
News-Medical.net 
The Focused Ultrasound Foundation and Philips have entered into an innovative public-private collaboration with The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. The partnership will create a focal point for ultrasound therapy research...

Anglia Ruskin University

Allergan and Anglia Ruskin University collaborate 
 Financial Express 
To establish accredited Medical Aesthetics Training Programme in Asia-Pacific
Allergan, leading medical aesthetics company, has entered into a partnership with England’s Anglia Ruskin University to develop a master’s degree programme in non-invasive facial aesthetics for physicians practicing in the Asia-Pacific region.

Hauser's 'sixth wave' will see computers learn faster
Cambridge News
Hermann Hauser’s “5th Wave” talk at Anglia Ruskin University on Thursday took an unexpected turn when Dr Hauser introduced a “6th Wave” into proceedings, saying that the fifth wave of smartphones and cloud computing is now giving way to “ubiquitous computing and machine learning."

Business Network Services to be launched by Anglia Ruskin MedTech 
News-Medical.net
Companies from across the medical technology sector will be offered improved access to the NHS and global markets when the Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus launches its Business Network Services on Wednesday, 13 March.

Chelmsford: Anglia Ruskin University secures Willmott Dixon learning partnership
East Anglian Daily Times
“Partnering with Anglia Ruskin University is a significant step for us. We chose them because they support the core values of our company and I know they will strengthen our internal programmes.”

Marshall Group

Marshall Launchpad scheme to get Cambridgeshire children interested in engineering 
Cambridge News 
MARSHALL is used to putting helicopters on the launchpad, but now the aerospace company has set up a new initiative that it hopes will set young people on the path to careers in engineering. The Marshall Launchpad scholarship aims to provide support, experiences and opportunities of engineering and related topics for children and young people aged 8-18.

RealVNC

Going behind the infotainment scenes and behind the scenes again- RealVNC 
TechnologyTell 
RealVNC is running software behind the faceplate of a lot of in-dash infotainment systems so consumers can practice Dashboard Democracy...

RealVNC's VNC Viewer Drops From $9.99 To Free (Forever) In ... 
Android Police 
You can't spend all day sitting at the computer, but sometimes remote access is almost as good. VNC Viewer from Real VNC is a way for you to connect to a computer through any number of VNC clients, and it's pretty popular. However, it used to be a $10 app. Put your wallet away – it's free now.

RealVNC software on more than a billion devices
Business Weekly
RealVNC provides remote access software for desktop and mobile platforms enabling users to access and control one device from another.

 

Cambridge Network

My view on the Cambridge Network event with Marshall CEO Robert Marshall 
Cambridge News
I’m a big fan of having access to an attendance list before a networking event, primarily so I can plan who I’d like to speak to and what I’d like to talk to them about, even if I don’t recognise any of the names on it. However, when I received the list prior to my Cambridge Network visit last week, I saw immediately how much of a challenge this would be as on the list was an incredible number of approximately 200 names registered to attend.

Cluster collaboration will fit the Bill
Cambridge News
Bill Parsons retired last week after 13 years as head of HR at ARM, and has just taken on the chairmanship of Cambridge Network – and he’s thinking big. Jenny Chapman profiles him after a chat at the Hauser Forum where CN is based

 

Red Gate Software
Cambridge-Singapore alliance launched with real deals
Business Weekly
Demonstrating that Cambridge has much to teach, as well as learn, Red Gate Software is jointly spearheading a mentoring programme for early stage and fast growth Singaporean tech entrepreneurs.

Red Gate Announces Simply Web Dev - Curated Guide for ASP.NET MVC
InfoQ.com
InfoQ talked to Chris Massey, Product Marketing Specialist, Red Gate Software to know more about Simply Web Dev portal...

Biggest ever trade delegation to India includes Cambridge names
Cambridge News
The largest ever Prime Ministerial trade delegation arrived in India today and among the companies and institutions represented are Marshall of Cambridge, Red Gate Software, and Cambridge University.

 

Unilever

5 reasons why Unilever is so keen to invest in HUL
Moneycontrol.com
Unilever Plc's offer on Tuesday for an additional 22.5 percent stake in its Indian arm Hindustan Unilever (HUL) at a 20 percent premium took most by surprise. This is Unilever's biggest deal in as many as 13 years since it acquired Best Foods ...

Cambridge Temperature Concepts

Startup of the Week: DuoFertility
Wired.co.uk/ Silicon Europe
DuoFertility is a medical device and software combination created by Cambridge Temperature Concepts. DuoFertility uses a patch sensor worn under the arm to measure a woman's body temperature automatically

CambridgeIP

BBC Today Programme – Quentin Tannock (Chairman, CambridgeIP): Interview 15th January 2013

BBC News: Surge in interest in 'wonder-material' Graphene

BBC online coverage: Graphene: Patent surge reveals global race 

Telegraph online coverage: Graphene research moving abroad