An Innovation Day focused on the future of mobility has enabled leading global automotive supplier Magna International to make important connections with researchers, start-ups and companies in and around Cambridge.
Cambridge Network helps Magna open doors to innovation
Keen to find out about the latest developments, with a view to adding to its portfolio of products, Magna - which has 348 manufacturing operations and almost 100 product development, engineering and sales centres in 28 countries - partnered for a second time with Cambridge Network to identify likely contacts in the region.
- advanced materials and processing
- sensors (including vision, lidar and radar)
- machine diagnostics / prognostics
- electric traction motors
- energy storage (including batteries and supercaps)
- advanced robotics in manufacturing.
Cambridge Network's Events Manager Louise Rushworth, organiser of the Innovation Day, said: "We worked with our contacts across the city to find start-ups and researchers who were working on some of these technologies at various stages of commercialisation. Often very new start-ups don't have websites, so introductions via skilled and well-connected partners is extremely effective, albeit labour intensive. The final meeting schedule (a series of 45-minute meetings) across the day was therefore extremely bespoke.
"It was a pleasure to once again work with the Magna team and to meet new companies and researchers working in Cambridge and beyond. If there are any start-ups or researchers who have technologies in the areas listed above, who would like to get in touch with Magna but missed out on the event, please get in touch."
Cambridge Network is a membership organisation based in the vibrant high technology cluster of Cambridge, UK. We bring people together - from business and academia - to meet each other and share ideas, encouraging collaboration and partnership for shared success.