In the press

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: February 14th 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

Study authored by Alison Banwell and Ian Willis (Scott Polar Research Institute) finds that the filling and draining of meltwater lakes causes the Antarctic ice shelf to flex, potentially threatening its stability. Daily Mail  Infosurhoy  Science Daily  IFLScience  Live Science  Phys.Org  Tunisie Soir

Yin Zhou (Department of Public Health and Primary Care) discusses recurring urinary infections potentially masking bladder and kidney cancer.  Yahoo  Southern Daily Echo  MedIndia  News Medical

Study led by Jill Armstrong (Murray Edwards College) reveals that gender biases remain pervasive across UK workplaces. People Management

Wendy Pullan (Department of Architecture) discusses walls. BBC Radio 4 - Thinking Allowed (starts at 7m)

David Spiegelhalter (Statistical Laboratory/ Churchill College) discusses fatal shootings by police in the US. Independent

Anne Dobrée (Cambridge Enterprise) discusses how technology-transfer or entrepreneurship office helps academics see some commercial outcome for their work. Nature

Further coverage of Lauren Gardiner (Cambridge University Herbarium/ Department of Plant Sciences) talking about a priceless specimen collected by Charles Darwin on the HMS Beagle voyage which was discovered at the back of a cupboard. Daily Mail

Further coverage of Nita Forouhi (MRC Epidemiology Unit) commenting on a study which shows that eating ultra-processed foods might raise early death risk. Tech Times  Ottawa Citizen  London Free Press

Further coverage of a study authored by Kai Hensel (Department of Paediatrics), which finds that the strength of hangover symptoms is not related to the order in which different types of alcoholic drinks are consumed. Smithsonian

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Study authored by Miguel Martins (MRC Toxicology Unit) shows that a blood new test could help predict tumours in the lungs before they turn cancerous. Daily Mail  Sun  Msn  Yahoo  Irish Independent  Irish Examiner

Simon Gathercole (Faculty of Divinity) discusses the debate over whether Jesus was a historical person or a myth. Independent

John Keiger (POLIS) discusses the possible consequences no-deal Brexit would cause for Emmanuel Macron. Spectator (subscription)

The Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning launches a new PEDAL Hub, which makes available play research, policy and practice from across the world. Nursery World

Further coverage of Nita Forouhi (MRC Epidemiology Unit) commenting on a study which shows that eating ultra-processed foods might raise early death risk. Science Alert  Week  Insider  Jakarta Post Msn

Further coverage of a study authored by Kai Hensel (Department of Paediatrics), which finds that the strength of hangover symptoms is not related to the order in which different types of alcoholic drinks are consumed. NDTV  Stylist

Further coverage of research led by Alpha Lee (Cavendish Laboratory) which designs a machine learning algorithm for drug discovery which has been shown to be twice as efficient as the industry standard. Technology Networks  Times of India  ET Health  Financial Express

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Research led by Alpha Lee (Cavendish Laboratory) designs a machine learning algorithm for drug discovery which has been shown to be twice as efficient as the industry standard.  Financial Express  News Medical

Nita Forouhi (MRC Epidemiology Unit) comments on a study which shows that eating ultra-processed foods might raise early death risk.  Telegraph  Guardian  Times (subscriptionNew York Post  Medical Daily  Fortune  Irish Sun  Medical Xpress  CTV News  Scottish Sun  Yahoo  Daily Mail  Irish Times  Irish News  Irish Independent

Andrew Bladon (Department of Zoology) discusses how changing agricultural practices we could avoid losing the vast majority of insects species.  Earth

Nicholas Butterfield (Department of Earth Sciences) comments on recently found fossils which suggest that life began to move 2.1 billion years ago. New Scientist

Coverage of new Gates Cambridge Scholars. Daily Mississippian

Further coverage of a scientific expedition in the Antarctic led by Julian Dowdeswell (Scott Polar Research Institute) which has set out on a quest to find Sir Ernest Shackleton's lost ship. Fox News  Euronews

Further coverage of a study led by Paul Ramchandani (Faculty of Education) that finds post-natal depression affects around one in 20 fathers and is linked to their daughters' mental health in later life. Irish News  Irish Examiner

Further coverage of Victoria Bateman (Faculty of Economics/Gonville & Caius College) discussing Brexit. Guardian  Liverpool Echo  Birmingham Live  Cambridge News  Metro  Evening Standard  Wales Online  Sun

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Dame Sally Davies to step down as England’s chief medical officer and become master of Trinity College. Guardian  BBC  Times (subscription) Telegraph  Cambridge Independent  Shropshire Star  Daily Mail  Aberdeen Evening Press  Huffington Post

Helen Francis (Department Of Engineering) comments on the world’s first Centre for Doctoral Training for agri-food robotics (CDT), which is being established in collaboration with the Universities of Lincoln, East Anglia and Cambridge. ITV

Further coverage of a study authored by Kai Hensel (Department of Paediatrics), which finds that the strength of hangover symptoms is not related to the order in which different types of alcoholic drinks are consumed. Guardian  UPI  Science Daily  Register  Cosmos  Men's Health  South Florida Reporter  Week  Yahoo  Wales Online  CNBC  Quartz  Live Science  Well and Good  Herald  ABC  Coventry Telegraph  Earth  Pacific Standard  Business Insider  CTV  New York Post  Times of Malta  Times of India

Further coverage of a study authored by Chris Jiggins (Department of Zoology/St John’s College) and Richard Merrill (Department of Zoology/King’s College), which shows that butterflies evolved to choose similar looking mates. Smithsonian  Tech Explorist  London Economic  New York Post  Yahoo

Further coverage of a scientific expedition in the Antarctic led by Julian Dowdeswell (Scott Polar Research Institute) which has set out on a quest to find Sir Ernest Shackleton's lost ship. New Zealand Herald  BBC   Times (subscription)

Further coverage of a study co-authored by Sarah Jelbert (Department of Psychology), which shows that crows are able to plan ahead and use tools to solve tricky puzzles. Stuff

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Study authored by Kai Hensel (Department of Paediatrics) finds that the strength of hangover symptoms is not related to the order in which different types of alcoholic drinks are consumed. BBC  Independent  Guardian  Daily Mail  Telegraph  Itv  Huffington Post  iNews  Sky News  Time  Mirror  Forbes  Inverse  Times (subscriptionScotsman  New Scientist  Bloomberg  Fox News  CNN  Spire FM  Pirate FM  Irish Times  Hull Daily Mail  Birmingham Mail  Yorkshire Coast Radio  Daily Post Wales  This is Local London   Irish Sun  Msn  Sun

Study authored by Chris Jiggins (Department of Zoology/St John’s College) and Richard Merrill (Department of Zoology/King’s College) shows that butterflies evolved to choose similar looking mates. Earth  ZME Science  Phys.Org  Yahoo  Technology Networks  BGR

Sarah Jelbert (Department of Psychology) comments on a study which shows that crows are able to plan ahead and use tools to solve tricky puzzles. New Scientist

Myrto Hatzimichali (Faculty of Classics) discusses Aristotle's method of biological investigation. BBC Radio 4 - In our time (starts at 8m 3s)

Dame Carol Black (Newnham College) discusses links between drugs and knife crime. BBC Radio 4 - Today (starts at 2h 40m 45s)

Carolin Crawford (Carolin Crawford (Institute of Astronomy/Emmanuel College) talks about the Kepler Space Telescope. BBC Radio 4 - Today (starts at 1h 44m 5s)

Victoria Bateman (Faculty of Economics/Gonville & Caius College) discusses Brexit. BBC Radio 4 - Today (starts at 2h 54m 35s)

Diane Coyle (Bennett Institute/POLIS) talks about devolution being the only way to reduce the north-south divide in productivity. Financial Times (subscription)

Team of students from the Departments of Engineering and Architecture wins first place in an international Ice and Snow Innovation Construction Competition in China. Cambridge News

Further coverage of research led by Andrew Tanentzap (Department of Plant Sciences/Peterhouse) which reveals that biodiversity ‘hotspots’ in the tropics produced new species at faster rates over the last 25 million year. Tunisie Soir

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Research led by Andrew Tanentzap (Department of Plant Sciences/Peterhouse) reveals that biodiversity ‘hotspots’ in the tropics produced new species at faster rates over the last 25 million year. Phys.Org

Lily-Rose Sharry (Robinson College) discusses her experience as an estranged student at Cambridge University. Huffington Post

Tristan Bekinschtein (Department of Psychology) comments on a study which claims to have identified neural patterns of consciousness. Scientist

Paul Daly (Faculty of Law/Queens' College) writes about the Brexit legal challenges that could force Britain to leave without a deal. Prospect  Spectator

Lawrence Sherman (Institute of Criminology) discusses his research on the use of algorithms in policing. BBC Brainwaves (starts 19m 30s)

Further coverage of the University of Cambridge receiving a gift of £100 million from the David and Claudia Harding Foundation, the largest single gift made to a university in the UK by a British philanthropist. David Harding is an alumnus of St Catharine's College. CNBC

Further coverage of Meredith Crowley (Faculty of Economics/St John's College) discussing a possible threat to the new free trade agreement between the EU and Japan could cause to British industry. Customs Today

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Study authored by Fiona Gribble (Metabolic Research Laboratories) Finds that weight loss surgery changes the way our bodies sense food. Nature  Daily Science  MedIndia

Lauren Gardiner (Cambridge University Herbarium/Department of Plant Sciences) talks about a priceless specimen collected by Charles Darwin on the HMS Beagle voyage which was discovered at the back of a cupboard. Cambridge Independent

Natalia Majluf (Centre of Latin American Studies) discusses how new airport construction threatens unexplored archaeological sites in Peru. Science

Jane Ladlow (Department of Veterinary Medicine) discusses a new screening scheme which aims to improve the health of French bulldogs, pugs and bulldogs. Phys.Org

Fumiya Iida (Department of Engineering) talks about the launch of the world’s first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) for agri-food robotics. Farming  Lincolnshire Today

Diarmid Campbell (Department of Engineering) discusses the new video game designed by researchers in the Department of Engineering that teaches children about electricity. BBC World Service - Click

Further coverage of the University of Cambridge receiving a gift of £100 million from the David and Claudia Harding Foundation, it is the largest single gift made to a university in the UK by a British philanthropist. David Harding is an alumnus of St Catharine's College. Reuters  Cambridge News  Daily Mail  Pensions & Investments  Yahoo  BBC  Finance Yahoo  Evening Standard  Business Weekly

Further coverage of a study led by Sebastian Haines (Department of Earth Sciences and Department of Physics) which finds that it is possible for the material to switch from an insulator to a conductor under high pressure. ECN Magazine

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