Regional Minister Barbara Follett visits Ubisense


Regional Minister Barbara Follett took time out of her busy schedule last week to visit Cambridge-based Ubisense. During the visit the Minister met with a number of the senior management team and learnt about Ubisense solutions, the growth of the organisation, how it has survived and thrived in this difficult economic climate and future plans.

Ubisense is a Cambridge Company, founded in 2003.  Ubisense has continued to grow throughout the recession - expanding into new markets and new territories.  Despite economic conditions, Ubisense has continued to recruit new staff. Recently the company won the 'Best British Inside' iaward, been ranked 8 in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 2009 and featured in the top 20 of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for the second year.

During the visit, Barbara Follett learned about Ubisense's Precise Real-Time Location Systems - which track moving objects for a variety of purposes from streamlining manufacturing processes to identifying illness in dairy cows.

Ms.  Follett commented "Ubisense is a real downturn success story. Its founders were made redundant from a large multinational when the bubble burst a few years ago. They turned a problem into an opportunity and set up their own company - Ubisense. This is now a fast-growing, award winning, example of what a few determined people, with a good idea, can do with a bit of help from Government and Regional Development Agency.

I was deeply impressed with the products being developed by Ubisense. They have the potential to transform lives, businesses and the economy of our Region. "

Ubisense originally received East of England Development Agency research and development funding, alongside Angel investment.  The company has shown rapid growth in the last five years. The Government recently published "Building Britain's Future - New Industry, New Jobs". This document sets out the Government's competitiveness policy and the actions it plans to take to deliver a high value, high skilled economy able to respond to long-term opportunity. 

Ubisense can be seen as a good example of a company well positioned to contribute to the growth of the UK economy.


About Ubisense

Ubisense is the world leader in Precise Real-Time Location Systems and Consulting Services, tracking people and assets with unmatched accuracy, and giving enterprises the power to bring visibility and control to previously intractable business processes. With over 400 customers Worldwide, Ubisense is revolutionizing industries today. For more information please visit


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