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  • Faye’s Way: A Strategy That Pays Off!

    IF there is anything positive to have come from the impact of coronavirus, it has to be the sudden change in business attitude and direction to a more generous and inclusive way of working with those around us, to ensure our own future business success. It is an approach that entrepreneur, Faye Holland has long recognised and adopted – and the ‘Good Samaritan’ style of working has certainly stood her in good stead long before we’d even heard of COVID-19.

    added by Cofinitive 7 min Read
  • A golden opportunity to stop selling off the family silver

    By: Alan Cucknell, Head of Ignite Exponential - Plextek's innovation unit. Imagine how different our lives would be today if Michael Faraday had not built the first electrical generator – or if James Watt had not developed the steam engine.

    added by Plextek 3 min Read
  • Transportation IOT: Keeping our roads safe

    By: Nick Koiza, Head of Security Business at Plextek Ltd As we all start moving around our transport systems again, I am reminded almost daily by the risks and safety concerns linked to our congested road systems. I have a vision that the public should be able to travel easily without worrying about safety on the roads. Aside from education, vehicle servicing, and standard infrastructure maintenance, I believe IoT technologies will significantly enhance the safety of our public whilst they use our road networks. The transportation industry is a huge investor in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), spending approximately $78 billion from 2016-2018. Safety is a part of ‘Transportation IOT’ that is vital for overall success. In this blog, I list what I consider to be the top 5 areas of transport safety that can be enhanced by IoT technologies:

    added by Plextek 4 min Read
  • How to prosper through persistent disruption

    By Alan Cucknell, Head of Ignite Exponential - Plextek's innovation unit 2020 has brought with it incredible levels of business disruption: COVID-19, Brexit, technology advances, climate change, and more. Companies that were performing well have overnight seen share prices tumble and customers leave.

    added by Plextek 3 min Read
  • Can Trump rapidly deploy his ‘miracle cure’?

    By: Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical and Healthcare a Plextek Ltd Last Friday Donald Trump was treated with an antibody cocktail made by the biotech company Regeneron. His recovery has prompted him to call for the drug to be made available to all US citizens through an Emergency Use Authorization. However, the safety and effectiveness of the drug have not yet been proven, and there is no way for the President or his doctors to know that the drug had any effect as most people recover from COVID-19. As the Metro states today: “Trump is just one of 10 people receiving the drug, which is still in the experimental phase and is intended to boost antibodies to fight the infection”. Is it logistically possible to fulfil Trump’s statement and take a drug from small scale testing to Nationwide rollout? In this blog, we unravel a bit of the situation.

    added by Plextek 2 min Read
  • 4 big innovation questions

    By Alan Cucknell, Head of Ignite Exponential and Martin Miller, Exponential Design Leader at Ignite Exponential - Plextek's innovation unit. This article was been adapted from the question and answer discussion that followed our July 1st 2020 webinar “Innovating in Scarcity and Uncertainty” hosted by Cambridge Wireless.

    added by Plextek 5 min Read
  • Increased support under the Job Support Scheme

    On 22 October 2020, Rishi Sunak announced an increase in government contributions for the Job Support Scheme, the successor to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”).

    added by Howes Percival LLP 2 min Read
  • Selling your products online: Don’t get caught out

    Covid-19 has had implications far and wide for the business community. However, with every crisis comes opportunity and it’s been fantastic to see businesses adapting and finding new ways to deliver their products to customers. A great example of this has been the huge shift to selling online.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 2 min Read
  • The mm-Wave Antenna Approach

    By: James Henderson, Senior Consultant at Plextek Ltd Over the past eight years of my career, I’ve been fortunate enough to work on several different cutting-edge projects here at Plextek including a number of mm-wave designs. These have included both research programmes and product development, covering radar sensors, communication systems, and medical applications. This has given me a great depth of experience into different approaches to meet our customer’s specific requirements. Over this time, I have found that one of the most challenging aspects of working in this frequency range is the integration of mm-wave front-end electronics with an optimised antenna solution, to provide an efficient, and controlled radiation pattern.

    added by Plextek 5 min Read
  • How the COVID economic collapse will save the planet

    By: Laurence Weir, Technology Lead at Plextek Ltd. On Monday 20th April something happened for the first time in history. Oil companies had started having to pay people to take their oil, as the price dropped below $0 a barrel. Given the complicated business of storing oil, this was not a money-making scheme that was available to many of us.

    added by Plextek 3 min Read
  • Is 5G the Answer to Connectivity for Industrial IoT?

    By: Shahzad Nadeem, Head of Smart Cities at Plextek As the first cellular network technology designed to support industrial use cases, 5G is billed to become the basis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and enabler for Industry 4.0 technologies, such as VR, AR and AI. Certainly, the promises of super-fast data 5G rates, ultra-low latency and vastly increased network capacity are essential for the high-quality connectivity demands of the industrial sector. But will 5G live up to expectations? What are the challenges and opportunities? And when can we expect to see widespread adoption of the technology?

    added by Plextek 4 min Read
  • Do you know your (innovation) mountain lion?

    By: Alan Cucknell, Head of Ignite Exponential - Plextek's innovation unit. I spent about a year living in the Bay Area of California, a short drive from a few wonderful national parks. It was a particular highlight of this time to run at two of them regularly – Purisima and Montara. They both contained a common danger that I was very unused to as a Brit – mountain lions!

    added by Plextek 3 min Read
  • Howes Percival Cambridge Partner appointed as County Court Recorder

    Howes Percival partner Michael Green has been appointed as a Recorder on the London and South East circuit, in the latest round of appointments announced by the Lord Chief Justice this month.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 1 min Read
  • Howes Percival recognised in East Midlands Dealmakers Awards

    Howes Percival has been recognised for its role in Insider Media East Midlands Dealmakers Awards’ ‘SME Deal of the Year’ 2020, the MBO of Harrison Castings. The firm was also shortlisted for the ‘Corporate Law Firm of the Year’ category.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 1 min Read
  • Top ranked Employment Law team announces expansion as turnover up 23%

    Howes Percival has expanded its highly rated employment law team in response to an increase in instructions over the last year.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 2 min Read
  • Are Friends Electric? Our Future Lives with Robots

    By: Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical and Healthcare at Plextek Ltd. The Czech writer Karel Čapek set his play ‘Rossum’s Universal Robots’ in the year 2000, and in his timeline, robots became cheap and widely available, allowing products to be made at one fifth the previous cost[1]. In our universe, robots have become, if not commonplace, at least an accepted feature of the working environment. From the first examples of automated production lines (perhaps most famously in the Nissan car factory) through to robots designed for delicate surgery, we are becoming accustomed to robots having an increasingly prominent role.

    added by Plextek 3 min Read
  • On uncertainty, being wrong and taking the next right step

    By: Alan Cucknell, Head of Ignite Exponential - Plextek's innovation unit. Watching the daily news briefings from both sides of the Atlantic it is interesting to observe how often leaders can be trapped by trying to have all the answers. Perhaps it’s not their fault but something in our society’s expectations that leaders will “show us what the ending will be“; “tell us all the steps we need to follow” or "give us a guarantee". As a result, leaders can fear the implications of a “U-turn”.

    added by Plextek 2 min Read
  • The wheels continue to come off DABUS

    UK High Court decision confirms that an artificial intelligence machine cannot be named as an inventor. Andrew McKinlay explains the appeal and the decision.

    added by Appleyard Lees IP LLP 4 min Read
  • 42 Technology invests in total office makeover

    42 Technology, the product development and engineering consultancy, has completely revamped its offices and development laboratories over the summer to increase COVID security and enable staff to return to collaborative work in the offices safely.

    added by 42 Technology 2 min Read
  • CCS Becomes Approved Member of UK Wireless Internet Service Providers Association

    CCS Joins UKWISPA as demand for reliable, high-performance broadband connectivity soars across residential and business settings

    added by CCS 2 min Read
  • Celebrating CWIC2020 with a discount to members

    S-Tech has built a wealth of expertise, having provided advice to the science & technology sector for nearly 40 years. Based in Cambridge, at the heart of this vibrant sector, we act for clients operating in a diverse range of areas.

    added by S-Tech Insurance Services 1 min Read
  • Howes Percival acts on multi-million pound management buy out of Glazing Vision Ltd

    Howes Percival has advised the management team of Glazing Vision Ltd on the multi-million pound management buyout from the company’s founder.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 2 min Read
  • Howes Percival recommended for 20 different practice areas in the Legal 500

    The 2021 edition of The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms – has recommended Howes Percival for 20 different practice areas and awarded the firm top tier rankings in 11 different legal specialisms.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 2 min Read
  • Extension of Job Support Scheme

    On 9 October 2020, Rishi Sunak announced an extended Job Support Scheme (“JSS”) for businesses, which are required to close due to local or national restrictions. The assistance will be in the form of grants to help pay the wages of staff who cannot work due to restrictions.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 1 min Read
  • Healthcare takes centre stage with product innovation for wearable products

    Healthcare remains firmly under the spotlight during the current pandemic. It has always been a key part of decision and policy making for governments around the globe and is even more so now as we get to grips with the current crisis and plan for a future where the delivery of health services will have to adapt at an ever increasing pace. Technology will play a key part in the ability to cope with future pandemics as well as the growing demand for healthcare services from an aging population as average life expectancies increase. Matthew Johnson, Divisional Marketing Manager at Anglia takes a look at two products from Analog Devices innovative technology product portfolio which when coupled with Analog Devices and Anglia’s system expertise are helping to shape the future of healthcare and creating solutions that positively impact people’s lives.

    added by Anglia 5 min Read
  • Toughness pays dividends for Sookio, Cambridge’s digital agency

    Cambridge digital marketing agency, Sookio, has weathered the pandemic storm, creating jobs, raising turnover, and picking up two award nominations.

    added by Sookio 2 min Read
  • Further details on the £1,000 Job Retention Bonus

    The Chancellor announced the Job Retention Bonus (“JRB”) as part of his ‘Plan for Jobs’ in July 2020. The JRB is a one-off taxable payment of £1,000 to employers, for each eligible employee who was claimed for under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) and who remains continuously employed through to 31 January 2021, subject to conditions.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 2 min Read
  • Smart factories: Mobile network characteristics and main KPIs

    Thanks to our CWTEC sponsor Rohde & Schwarz for this blog

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  • Living Smarter and Safer with Omron Sensors

    The COVID-19 pandemic remains at the forefront of people’s minds and the world is looking to utilise helpful technologies to come up with solutions. With social distancing set to become a new norm for the foreseeable future, there are opportunities for sensing technologies to provide extra protection and greater convenience in the environment around us. David Pearson, Technical Director at Anglia Components, introduces a portfolio of Omron solutions that draw on the company’s expertise in presence, proximity, temperature and touch sensing. In addition to typical applications such as security and energy management, we will look at how one of Omron’s sensor ranges are ideal for contactless measurement of raised body temperatures; a coronavirus symptom that can be easily detected by an automated system.

    added by Anglia 5 min Read
  • CW Edge Week addresses emerging tech trends and the re-imagined human experience

    CW’s leading tech conferences go digital creating the CW Edge Week, an interactive networking and exhibition experience

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • Innovation Lab relaunches at Allia Future Business Centre Peterborough

    State-of-the-art lab for developing and testing innovative products that address environmental and social challenges Allia Future Business Centre today announces the relaunch of the Innovation Lab at its centre in Peterborough. The fully-equipped lab facility is available for innovation teams, start-ups and entrepreneurs to use for the creation and testing of products and solutions that tackle local and global challenges around the environment, sustainability and social issues.

    added by Allia 2 min Read
  • Six new trainee solicitors join Howes Percival

    Howes Percival has welcomed six new trainee solicitors. The firm has also appointed five new solicitors who have recently completed their training contracts with the firm.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 2 min Read
  • Government changes affect service and hospitality sectors

    On 22 September 2020 the Prime Minister announced additional restrictions in response to increasing rates of infection in the Covid-19 pandemic.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 3 min Read
  • The Successor to Furlough – The Job Support Scheme

    The Chancellor announced a new Job Support Scheme (“JSS”), which is to run from November 2020 for 6 months and replace the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which ends on 31 October 2020.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 3 min Read
  • CW launches new consortium to help companies scale and move from Product to Product-as-a-Service (PaaS)

    CW Cambridge Wireless creates a consortium of members to accelerate and successfully scale the transformation of product companies to digital services: Product as a Service (PaaS).

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • CommAgility's Robust LTE Software Selected by EUCAST for South Korea's Public Safety Network

    CommAgility, a Wireless Telecom Group company, announced today that its 4G LTE software has been integrated by EUCAST in South Korea's public safety network.

    added by CommAgility 2 min Read
  • Huawei sponsors CW Edge Week in support of the Cambridge tech hub

    Huawei, the global technology leader has supported the Cambridge Wireless International Conference (‘CWIC’) forming the CW Edge Week as the Platinum Sponsor. Huawei said it could use its global reach to help boost the growing Cambridge tech hub as part of its ongoing commitment to the UK.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • Tighter Restrictions, Track And Trace

    On 22 September the government announced further national measures to try to control the escalating number of coronavirus cases in England. Under their devolved powers, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have also introduced new measures along broadly similar lines but with differing levels of severity. Many of the new rules in England will have a significant effect on the leisure and tourism sector.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 4 min Read
  • CW Technology and Innovation Awards 2020: Winners Announced

    Winners of the CW Technology and Innovation Awards announced!

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • CWIC2020 inaugurates CW Edge Week with Huawei foreword to the UK tech community

    Building a Fully Connected, Intelligent World

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • Call for tech businesses in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and beyond

    Join the virtual audience and watch the UK-German Innovation Challenge Pitching Premiere

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • Making the unconscious conscious

    In my last blog I touched on the opportunistic strategy of colliding activism and behavioural change marketing to help create an environment of change. It got me thinking about the role of advertising and public relations and how they contribute to what we define as society’s ‘norms and values’. I became fascinated with this concept when I was studying Illustration at university - in fact it was the main reason I decided to go into the field of marketing and public relations.

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • Pensions, Employment and Divorce - Achieving-Equality

    As Family Law partner, Justine Flack observes, many people may feel that pensions are not the most exciting topic to read about. However, there is a lot that has happened in recent years in this area - auto enrolment, pension freedoms and raising the state pension age for women - which makes them a relevant topic. They are also important when it comes to divorce as they frequently represent one of the most valuable assets along with the matrimonial home.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 5 min Read
  • Telco Edge Computing: How To Partner With Hyperscalers

    Both telcos and hyperscalers want to capture the value at the edge, but they need to work together to deliver of edge computing solutions and generate demand among customers. How can operators collaborate with hyperscalers while strengthening their role beyond connectivity?

    added by STL Partners 5 min Read
  • September IoT News: Bottom-line RoI | ARM Nvidia | pregnancy test Doom

    As IoT moves beyond a fascination with whizzy new technology ("Can we do it?", "How do we do it?"), everyone is starting to evaluate their hard, financial return-on-investment ("How do we do it profitably?). We're seeing this happen throughout the supply-chain, from device vendors, communications providers, cloud services … and of course in Service Monitoring, too. After more than three years of commercial experience helping customers to successfully scale and become profitable (and a lot of years before that doing it ourselves at previous companies), we've now gathered enough examples to be able to quantify seven different ways in which Service Monitoring typically drives revenue up and costs down, whilst enabling growth – to deliver a great return-on-investment (RoI).

    added by DevicePilot 2 min Read
  • From start up to grown up

    With an innovative idea and ambitious targets your business may be self-funded or reliant upon the support of private investors to enable the business plan to be fine-tuned and research/development to be undertaken. S-Tech is able to provide insurance/risk management costings for incorporation in the business plan. Our article explores how you protect what's most important to you and how to adapt your programme as you grow

    added by S-Tech Insurance Services 5 min Read
  • Tektronix Delivers Industry’s First 10 GHz Oscilloscope with 4, 6 or 8 Channels

    New 6 Series delivers significant innovation with increased bandwidth, lower noise and more channels than similar products in its class.

    added by Tektronix UK 3 min Read
  • How CityFibre’s gigabit-capable broadband network will transform lives in Cambridge

    We may be a nation suffering from Zoom fatigue, but if the last few months has shown us anything, it is just how important digital connectivity is.

    added by CityFibre 2 min Read
  • Supporting the next generation of engineers through COVID 

    Nick Hill, CEO at Plextek, reflects on a tough time for school and university students and explains why he was determined to keep his commitment to engineering internships  

    added by Plextek 3 min Read
  • How Virtual Reality (VR) could shape the post-virus recovery

    Dr Nigel Whittle, head of medical and healthcare at design and engineering consultancy Plextek, looks at the devastating effects of lockdown on mental health and considers the varying uses of VR technology in combatting the rise in anxiety, depression and feelings of hopelessness.

    added by Plextek 4 min Read
  • A brand new accelerator challenge

    Allia has joined forces with DIF Capital Partners, and is looking to support three ambitious start-ups who are passionate about solving the most pressing social and environmental challenges that we face today.

    added by Allia 1 min Read
  • The highs and lows of the virtual ‘courtroom’ experience at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC)

    In June and July 2020, Appleyard Lees litigated an unprecedented number of trials in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) – which were held in an equally unprecedented, virtual format. The following outlines our experience and our learnings. We hope this will be helpful for other attorneys, solicitors and litigants with upcoming trials at the IPEC which, since March 2020 and for the foreseeable future, will be held virtually.

    added by Appleyard Lees IP LLP 3 min Read
  • Tektronix Introduces the 8 Series Sampling Oscilloscope Platform with Support for 56GBd and 28GBd Applications

    Tektronix Introduces the 8 Series Sampling Oscilloscope Platform with Support for 56GBd and 28GBd Applications

    added by Tektronix UK 2 min Read
  • Education brands – how to survive harsh times

    Today’s education providers have a real opportunity to stand out by swiftly reconsidering their customer experience.

    added by KISS 3 min Read
  • Tektronix Premiers Real-Time Dashboards with Integrated Support for Keithley DAQ6510 and DMM6500 from Initial State

    Tektronix Premiers Real-Time Dashboards with Integrated Support for Keithley DAQ6510 and DMM6500 from Initial State

    added by Tektronix UK 2 min Read
  • UK adults purchased up to 21 million new digital devices during lockdown in desire to stay connected

    Deloitte’s Digital Consumer Trends research of 4,150 consumers reveals UK digital device usage habits;

    added by Deloitte LLP 4 min Read
  • COVID-19’s lessons for medical equipment design

    What we’ve learned and how to make it happen - John Bowman, Marketing Director and Lead: Medical Task Force, Anglia Components

    added by Anglia 5 min Read
  • Have you looked at your purchasing terms recently?

    Standard terms and conditions are one of those things, much like regular dentist check-ups or funeral plans, we all know we need but we’d rather not think about them on a daily basis. After all, who has the time to ponder their own mortality or whether they’re flossing enough every day? We’ve all got better things to do!

    added by Howes Percival LLP 2 min Read
  • New Client Services Manager joins online fmcg marketplaces specialist marketplace amp

    marketplace amp, based in Bury St Edmunds, fmcg grocery aisle marketplace specialists, managing the set up, optimisation and amplification of brands on online marketplaces, has appointed a new Client Services Manager, Tarro Giannesi.

    added by Marketplace AMP Ltd 1 min Read
  • Anglia showcases range of opto-sensors for touch-free life after COVID

    Anglia is offering a full range of Omron touch sensors to reduce the need for contact and shared surfaces, as facilities adapt to coronavirus counter-measures. The Omron B5W LCR sensors, W7ED capacitive touch sensors, and D6T non-contact temperature sensors all enable future generations of automated devices to further improve safety and help prevent the spread of disease.

    added by Anglia 3 min Read
  • Furloughed Employees Should Receive Full Redundancy Payments and Notice Pay

    The Government have introduced the Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s pay Regulations 2020 effective from the 31st July 2020. It ensures furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay and statutory notice pay based on their normal pay if they were working, rather than a reduced furlough rate.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 2 min Read
  • EGT & SETHA Host 2nd Webinar Series On In-Vivo Devices, Microfluidics & Diagnostics

    Following the success of our inaugural webinar series which focused on medical devices, eg technology are once again teaming up with sehta to host a series of three webinars dedicated to the design and development of in-vivo devices, microfluidics and diagnostics.

    added by eg technology Limited 3 min Read
  • Chronos Technology forms a Partnership to Supply, Install and Support MIT Dynamic’s UCentric Solutions

    Chronos Technology, a leading resilient GNSS system integrator, has formed a partnership with MIT Dynamic, a UK-based development company specialising in data capture and communication software solutions to deliver the UCentric suite of meta data analysis applications.

    added by Chronos Technology 1 min Read
  • Marketers need a 5-year plan

    As we have said recently, a lot of well-qualified economists and commentators suggest we’re quite likely facing a ‘W’ shaped recovery. This seems realistic – so we’re recommending that marketers should anticipate this – and to cope with it, table a strong and realistic five-year plan.

    added by KISS 4 min Read
  • GWA and Duras join forces

    Duras Consulting, the Cambridge based Science and Technology consultancy today announces plans to merge its activities with long-established Cambridge based product and system design consultancy GWA Limited. The business will trade under the GWA name and aims to capitalise on the collaborative success both companies have achieved on major projects together over the last few years.

    added by GWA 2 min Read
  • Getting to know the human behind the client

    I lead my first ‘lockdown’ pitch over Microsoft Teams last month for a global tech company and I had huge reservations about the whole pitch process. Would the Wi-Fi hold out? Would the client be able to hear me? Would someone walk in and start hoovering the carpet at any moment?

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • EGT & Calcivis Receive Honourable Mention

    eg technology, the specialist design and development consultancy based in Cambridge, UK, are celebrating after been given an honourable mention in the European product design awards for their work with Calcivis on their dental imaging system.

    added by eg technology Limited 1 min Read
  • Tektronix Enhances Entry Solutions Portfolio with Expanded TBS1000C Digital Storage Oscilloscope

    Tektronix Enhances Entry Solutions Portfolio with Expanded TBS1000C Digital Storage Oscilloscope

    added by Tektronix UK 3 min Read
  • Marketing in 2020: how to survive, adapt and thrive

    As a marketer preparing for the next 12 months it would be easy to feel overwhelmed or uncertain, even fearful. Here are some key actions we recommend to help you survive, adapt and thrive over the coming months.

    added by KISS 3 min Read
  • ARU to build partnerships to help region recover

    Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has announced measures to collaborate with business, public sector and community organisations to help the region recover from COVID-19 and to stimulate further economic growth.

    added by Anglia Ruskin University 1 min Read

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