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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: September 26th 2017 (posted in order of date notification received)

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University of Cambridge

Tom Manly (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit) comments on a nerve treatment which gave a man in a vegetative state signs of consciousness for first time in 15 years. Telegraph Sky News Sun Yahoo SBS

Study authored by Samuel Brockington (Department of Plant Sciences/Botanic Garden) analysed the diversity of plant species held at botanic gardens around the world. BBC Yahoo India Tv Phys.Org    

Malcolm Burrows (Department of Zoology) discusses the praying mantis' ability to manoeuvre its body. New York Times

Christopher Markou (Faculty of Law) discusses the inability of current laws to handle the ethical dilemmas being presented by AI-controlled technology. Tech Republic

Further coverage of Claire Dembry (Cambridge University Press) discussing how an increase in the use of split infinitives should be reflected in language learning textbooks. Guardian

Further coverage of Mark Thomson (Cavendish Laboratory) commenting on the UK's first ever formal scientific research partnership with the United States. Business Weekly

Further coverage of Cambridge topping The Times and The Sunday Times "Good University Guide 2018" league table. Cambridge News


Millicent Fawcett, co-founder of Newnham College, to be honoured with the first statue of a woman in Parliament Square. BBC Guardian Times (subscription required) Independent New York Times Telegraph Huffington Post Yahoo International Business Times Metro Mirror Sky News iNews    

James Rudd (Department of Medicine) talks about the importance of physical activity. Guardian New Scientist

Coverage of the opening of the postdoc centre at the North West Development of Eddington, attended by the Vice-Chancellor, Sir Leszek Borysiewicz. Business Weekly

Study authored by John Danesh (Department of Public Health and Primary Care) found that more frequent blood donation is a feasible and safe option for donors in the UK. UPI Science Daily

Paper authored by Johannes Richter (Cavendish Laboratory/St John's College) suggests that photovoltaic devices based on a type of materials called perovskites could achieve unprecedented levels of super-efficiency. Science Daily

Digital Museum of Global Chinese Kun opera opened at Cambridge University in August. Telegraph

Max Graham (Department of Geography) talks about elephant conservation in Africa. Ecologist

Jon Roozenbeek (Department of Slavonic Studies) discusses the current situation in Catalonia. EU Observer

Further coverage of James Jackson (Department of Earth Sciences), discussing why Mexico City is so easily damaged by earthquakes. CBC


James Jackson (Department of Earth Sciences) discusses why Mexico City is so easily damaged by earthquakes. Daily Mail Fox News CTV TVNZ

Zoubin Ghahramani (Department of Engineering) comments on the prime minister's proposal for internet companies to remove online extremist content within two hours. Huffington Post

Michael Coleman (Department of Clinical Neurosciences) has secured a grant of nearly £50,000 for research to understand how brain injuries could be linked to Alzheimer's disease. ITV Cambridge News

Mark Thomson (Cavendish Laboratory) comments on the UK's first ever formal scientific research partnership with the United States. Independent Yahoo

Further coverage of archaeological dig directed by Marcus Brittain (Cambridge Archaeological Unit) which uncovered the site of Cambridgeshire's long-lost Victorian utopia project. Mirror

Further coverage of Terri Apter (Newnham College) discussing problems in in-law relationships. Daily Mail


Study co-authored by Alex Liu (Department of Earth Sciences) provides strong proof that animals first evolved millions of years before the Cambrian Explosion. Daily Mail

John Taylor (Corpus Christi College) has donated £2.5m funding for a Professor of Innovation. BBC Msn

Coverage of visit to India by Eilís Ferran (Pro-Vice Chancellor), including signing of agreement for Joint Fellowship Programme (ICGEB), and award ceremony for Prathiba M Singh Cambridge LL.M scholarships Outlook.

Anna Vignoles (Faculty of Education) discusses graduate earnings and university fees. Times Higher Education (subscription required)

Ed Bullmore (Department of Psychiatry) talks about how flying influences body and mood. BBC

Timi Sotire (Girton College) talks about her experience of being a black student at Cambridge. Business Insider

Terri Apter (Newnham College) discusses problems in in-law relationships. Buzzfeed

Helen Ritchie (Fitzwilliam Museum) received a letter from a boy wanting to become a 'professor of swords'. BBC

Further coverage of the archaeology dig led by Yannis Galanakis (Faculty of Classics/Sidney Sussex College) which uncovered an intact Bronze Age tomb in Greece. Euronews


Chris Jiggins (Department of Zoology) discusses how CRISPR can be used to change the colour of butterfly wings. Atlantic

Garrick Hileman (Cambridge Judge Business School) discusses cryptocurrency. Register Cointelegraph

Darshana Joshi and Aditya Sadhanala (Cavendish Laboratory) talk about their recent trip to India to encourage students to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics. BBC Asian Network (starts at 2h 20m 55s)

Laura Wright (Faculty of English) discusses how to describe the flavours of food. BBC Radio 4 Word of Mouth

University-connected biotech ventures took home 6 of the 12 prizes at the Biotech and Money Awards. Business Weekly

Further coverage of the archaeological dig directed by Marcus Brittain (Cambridge Archaeological Unit) which found the site of Cambridgeshire's long-lost Victorian utopia project. Daily Mail


John Nilsson-Wright (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) discusses potential defence strategies against the North Korean missile threat. Independent

Mwenza Blell (Department of Sociology) discusses taboos of using nuclear weapons in war. Guardian

Archaeological dig directed by Marcus Brittain (Cambridge Archaeological Unit) found the site of Cambridgeshire's long-lost Victorian utopia project. Cambridge News

Andy Martin (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages) discusses the Sixties. Independent

Michael Willis (Cambridge Judge Business School) talks about a part-time Master of Accounting degree (Cambridge MAcc). Business Weekly

Study directed by Cameron Petriey (Division of Archaeology) investigates the decline of the Harappan era. Tribune India

First homes are going on sale in Eddington (North West Cambridge Development). Cambridge News

Further coverage of Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido and Roger Hardie (Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience) discussing fly senses. BBC

Further coverage about Stephen Toope, the incoming Vice-Chancellor. Globe and Mail


Archaeology dig led by Yannis Galanakis (Faculty of Classics/Sidney Sussex College) uncovered an intact Bronze Age tomb in Greece. Cambridge News Heritage Daily

Ha-Joon Chang (Faculty of Economics) discusses how advanced technology can enable democracy in Korea. New York Times

David Spiegelhalter (Statistical Laboratory) talks about the dangers of statistical malpractice. Guardian podcast (starts at 2m 35s)

Carol Black (Newnham College) discusses what employers can do to improve wellbeing at work. Facebook Live interview with the Financial Times ('Wellness at work: what can you and your employer do to improve your health?')

Bobby Seagull (Emmanuel College), who represented Emmanuel College Cambridge on University Challenge, leads a team in TV quiz show Eggheads tonight on BBC2. Cambridge News

Further coverage of a study co-authored by Ryan MacDonald and Nikku Madhusudhan (Institute of Astronomy) which found titanium oxide in an exoplanet's atmosphere for the first time. Fox News Sci-News

Further coverage of a study authored by Simon Szreter (Faculty of History/St John's College) which found that Chester's Georgian residents were eight times more likely to have syphilis than their rural neighbours. Chester Chronicle

Further coverage of Athene Donald (Department of Physics/Churchill College) discussing lack of diversity on the Science and Technology Committee. Science


Research led by Jonathan Heeney (Cambridge Infectious Diseases) has found a way of overcoming one of the major stumbling blocks to the development of a vaccine against HIV. Business Weekly Daily Mail Birmingham Mail RTE Medical Xpress

Study authored by Simon Szreter (Faculty of History/St John's College) found that Chester's Georgian residents were eight times more likely to have syphilis than their rural neighbours. BBC

Study co-authored by Ryan MacDonald and Nikku Madhusudhan (Institute of Astronomy) finds titanium oxide in an exoplanet's atmosphere for the first time. Space Wired Popular Mechanics Phys.Org

John Nilsson-Wright (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) discusses the reality of Seoul's assassination threat. BBC

Vasant Kumar (Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy) together with Aurelius Environmental have won a grant worth over €1.3 million to develop a novel hydrometallurgical process. Business Weekly

Athene Donald (Department of Physics/Churchill College) discusses lack of diversity on the Science and Technology Committee. Guardian Science Business

North West Cambridge development held up as an innovative example of development of the green belt. Architects' Journal

Further coverage of the waste and water strategy in Eddington (North West Cambridge Development). Times (subscription required) Metro Express  

Cambridge Medical Robotics

UK scientists create world’s smallest surgical robot to start a hospital revolution
The Observer, 20 August 2017
British scientists have developed the world’s smallest surgical robot which could transform everyday operations for tens of thousands of patients.


Meet Martina King: the human face of the rise of the machines
The Telegraph, 21 August 2017
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.

Raspberry Pi

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
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
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
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
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
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.

Bring analog cameras to the digital age with 3D printed 'I'm Back' Raspberry Pi case (blog)
Either you or your parents definitely have one laying around in a box somewhere: one of those cool, old-fashioned analog Kodak or Nikon cameras that rely on endless rolls of film. It seems almost impossible to imagine now, but taking a photo was so much more difficult just two decades ago. Thanks to a new Kickstarter project, even those old cameras can take digital photos. It’s called the ‘I'm Back’ case, and essentially involves a 3D printed case carrying Raspberry Pi. The classic camera is simply slotted into place, and can suddenly take photos that are digitally stored.

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Telescope
Lifehacker Australia
Telescopes are great, and while you can snag a decent one for relatively cheap, making your own is always more fun. If you don't mind putting in a bit ...

3D printing hands on: Adding a case and a camera to the Raspberry Pi and LulzBot Mini
When I bought the Raspberry Pi kit from Amazon, I decided not to get one of the very inexpensive cases that came with some of the kits..
Learn to Code (& teach!) for FREE with FUZE BASIC
In 2013 FUZE Technologies Ltd launched the FUZE for Raspberry Pi. The FUZE is an award winning and highly respected personal computer ...
Earthquake enthusiast? Raspberry Shake is your personal seismograph
Digital Trends
... sensor coupled to a modern digitizer and ARM processor,” this pint-sized (actually, even smaller) seismograph sits atop any Raspberry Pi board.

Raspberry Pi 3 review | TrustedReviews
The Raspberry Pi 3 is the latest version of the circuit-board computer that caused such a fuss in 2012. This is the most powerful version of the Pi...

Apple Introduces Their Answer To The Raspberry Pi
Today, Apple has announced their latest bit of hardware. Following in the tradition of the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, and the Intel Edison...

Roll Your Own Amazon Echo on a Raspberry Pi
Speech recognition coupled with AI is the new hotness. Amazon's Echo is a pretty compelling device, for a largish chunk of change...

Raspberry Pi gets shields for IoT
Electronics Weekly (blog)
Using any 40-Pin GPIO version of the Raspberry Pi, the 502IoT creates a low cost, sensor hub, data collection, data storage and gateway device.

Where Are The Raspberry Pi Zeros?  
The Raspberry Pi Zero is a game changer, but it is not the only game changer on the market. In fact the question of whether it is on the market or not is an important one.

Build a Little Text-to-Speech Machine with a Raspberry Pi  
Ever wanted your Raspberry Pi to talk to you? Adafruit has a guide for adding speech synthesis to a Pi so it can say all kinds of things.

New Angle on Raspberry Pi Zero Hub  
The Raspberry Pi Zero contest is presented by Hackaday and Adafruit. Prizes include Raspberry Pi Zeros from Adafruit and gift cards

Starting a business? Tech entrepreneurs share their 9 tips for success
Why work for someone else when you can make your own dream come true? The appeal of starting your own business is clear: work on something you’re passionate about and, if successful, potentially bank a couple of million pounds in the process.

Yet, for every Raspberry Pi, Skyscanner or Huddle, there are plenty more that don’t succeed.

Gravity Pong Reaches Into the Sky
...The game is controlled by a Raspberry Pi 2 which controls a Pixelpusher to manipulate the LEDs.

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Interactive Pet
Part of the appeal of the Raspberry Pi is how easy it is to get kids into coding. Case in point, Geek Gurl Diaries shows you how to build an interactive pixel pet that senses when you shake it using a Raspberry Pi and a few lines of Python.

Create Your Own Stop Motion Movie With a Custom Raspberry Pi Film Rig
Shooting and combining the thousands of still frames required for a stop motion movie can be tedious, but this custom rig made from a Raspberry Pi can make the production process run a lot smoother.

The Starforce Pi Is A Portable, All-In-One Retro Gaming Machine  
Kotaku Australia
The Raspberry Pi seems to have become the go-to mini-computer of choice for emulation enthusiasts.

Start-up makes x86 software run fast on Raspberry Pi and Odroid  
Electronics Weekly (blog)
A Moscow-based start-up says it has made it even easier to run thousands of x86-compatible applications available in the Raspberry Pi ecosystem.
Raspberry Pi 2 Handheld Games Emulator  
Geeky Gadgets
Thingyverse user MrGunnerman has created a new Raspberry Pi 2 portable game system which has been named the VertBoy.

The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined
The Register
Kids don't want to code. They want to solve problems us oldies can't perceive...

Now You Can Buy The Raspberry Pi HAT That Went Into Space  
OK it hasn't actually got to space just yet but it is on its way. When the Sense HAT was announced everyone seemed envious that this multifunction add-on board was available to space men but not to us IoT men. Now it is and for just $30.

Pimoroni Piano Raspberry Pi HAT
Geeky Gadgets
Adafruit has added a new addition to their range of electronic Raspberry Pi HATs, announcing the availability of the new Pimoroni Piano HAT specifically designed for the Pi mini PC.

Of Raspberry Pi and CSI: how portable DNA analysis tools are helping police forensics, agriculture and medicine  

Build A Touchscreen Music Player With A Raspberry Pi
Lifehacker Australia 
We’ve seen plenty of ways to turn a Raspberry Pi into a handy music player. Instructables user mkarvonen shows off how to add a touchscreen into the mix so you can also easily control that music right from the Pi.

DIY 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Action Camera (video)
Geeky Gadgets
But if you fancy creating your very own action camera, using a Raspberry Pi mini PC and a 3D printer, Conor Yamada has created a compact design ...

Can a $35 Computer Save Engineering Education?
Automation World  
A look at how inexpensive, open-source hardware, software, and computer games are fighting the engineering skills crisis.

Taylor Wessing

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

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%
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
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
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
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...


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
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
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 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
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...

Amadeus Capital Partners

Brazil lures venture capital as startups defy economic malaise
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
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.

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
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.


Going behind the infotainment scenes and behind the scenes again- RealVNC
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

Microsoft Research

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...

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 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.



5 reasons why Unilever is so keen to invest in HUL
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 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


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

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

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