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  • Connecting devices to the IoT the easy way. Or: adding a ‘T’ to the IoT in one easy step

    Every month, we talk to customers who are highly experienced in their area of design, but for the first time are faced with connecting their project safely and securely to the Internet. Devices that you’d never have thought of as potential Things on the Internet now need to be IoT or IIoT enabled to share data, monitor status and/or provide the ability to control or configure devices remotely.

    added by Anglia 5 min Read
  • Chronos awarded Benelux Territory by Partner Microchip Technology Inc

    Chronos to supply and support sync and timing solutions for the Benelux region in addition to the UK, Sweden & Denmark

    added by Chronos Technology 1 min Read
  • Lockdown Diary 1: "Anticipation, empathy and opportunities"

    In the first of a new series of conversations with friends of Cambridge Wireless, Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of smart cities infrastructure specialists Connected Kerb – winner of CWIC’s Most Innovative Startup Award this year – talks about his lockdown experience, how teamwork, empathy and a people-focus have been crucial, and looks ahead to EV in 2021.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • Pivoting in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic: PwC has launched a new Private Business report

    Private Business: The way ahead - PwC has spent six months talking to private businesses about the lessons learned during a year unlike any other

    added by PwC UK 1 min Read
  • EGT PARTNERS WITH ABLATUS FOLLOWING £1M INNOVATE UK GRANT

    eg technology are pleased to continue our ongoing partnership with Cambridge-based Ablatus Therapeutics, to help develop their novel minimally invasive treatment for soft tissue tumours.

    added by eg technology Limited 2 min Read
  • Parallel Wireless Partners with Vodafone Ireland to Deliver on Their Open RAN Vision

    Open RAN is Set to Enable Faster and Cost-effective 4G Coverage in Ireland

    added by Parallel Wireless UK & EMEA 3 min Read
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – updated guidance and new Treasury Direction

    Updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) guidance and a corresponding Treasury Direction were published on 13 November 2020.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 2 min Read
  • Food for the soul: our award-winning pro bono partnership

    Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination (CCI) is an arts and well-being organisation that we’ve worked with on a pro bono basis since 2013 and we’re thrilled to say that together we won the National Arts Fundraising School #emcees award for the Best Corporate Partnership 2020.

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • What do you need to know about digital contact tracing?

    What are the facts regarding digital contact tracing? Read our blog for everything you need to know.

    added by Coderus 1 min Read
  • cofinitive grows award-winning team to support its rapidly expanding portfolio

    cofinitive has grown its award-winning PR and communications team with two new senior appointments as demand for its services grows.

    added by Cofinitive 2 min Read
  • IoTAS Newsletter - November 2020

    Our latest IoTAS newsletter is live...

    added by IoTAS 1 min Read
  • Empowering widows through innovation

    CW is partnering with The Loomba Foundation to empower widows, and their children, around the world through innovation and advocacy. Read more about the partnership here, including a special Diwali performance from Manorama and Alok Prashad.

    1 min Read
  • MCS Test adds Tektronix to Sales Portfolio

    New Partnership Establishes MCS Test as UK Distributor for Tektronix

    added by MCS Test 2 min Read
  • Howes Percival advises on successful planning appeal for HB (South Caldecotte) Limited

    Leading law firm Howes Percival has advised HB (South Caldecotte) Limited on its successful planning appeal which grants the developer outline planning permission for a 140-acre strategic employment site, south of Milton Keynes.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 1 min Read
  • Howes Percival featured in The Times’ Best Law Firms

    Howes Percival has been named one of the top 200 law firms in England and Wales in The Times’ Best Law Firms 2021 list published on 5 November 2020.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 1 min Read
  • Howes Percival helps fintech entrepreneur complete sale

    Howes Percival have acted on a transaction in the fast growing fintech sector, completing the sale of EBR Analytics Limited to RIMES Technologies Limited.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 1 min Read
  • Can Radar Be Used for Medical Imaging & Monitoring?

    By Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical and Healthcare at Plextek Ltd. Medical imaging is one of the most important technologies available to doctors and other medical workers, providing critical information for diagnosis and treatment. There is however no single technology for imaging of internal structures that is universally applicable to all tissues, has high resolution, is inexpensive, doesn’t use ionizing radiation, and creates images in real-time. An ideal system would also be portable and low-cost, with the potential for use in ambulances and other out-of-hospital environments. In recent years a substantial body of experimental work has been performed to apply microwave and radar technologies to the field of medical imaging and biosensing.

    added by Plextek 3 min Read
  • Cambridge Wireless and Huawei partner to build the first private 5G testbed in Cambridge Science Park

    CW is teaming up with the global technology leader Huawei, to deploy and build Cambridge’s first 5G mobile private network within the Science Park.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • Science Comms – a how-to guide for times like these

    One odd silver lining these days is that the amorphous topic of ‘science’ and its value in our lives is much more discussed!

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • Anglia speeds automotive and industrial designs with STMicroelectronics AutoDevKitTM™

    Anglia today announced that it is now supporting the accelerated design of automotive systems and similar projects in robotics, automation and other industrial applications with a comprehensive suite of development boards from STMicroelectronics.

    added by Anglia 2 min Read
  • COVID control with Non-Contact Temperature Sensors - David Pearson, Technical Director, Anglia Components

    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. One of the most obvious signs of infection is a raised body temperature. Being able to detect this in a visitor on arrival can protect occupants and also help warn the individual, who may not know that they could be infected. Of course there are many simple ways to measure human body temperature but a preferred solution is to capture the information quickly and automatically, transparently to the individual being checked, and without contact.

    added by Anglia 2 min Read
  • Online gaming: how can gamers in Cambridge level up against global rivals?

    From home consoles to tablets and smartphones, gaming has become ubiquitous with our connected devices. But as gaming gets ever more complicated, how can the UK ensure it keeps up?

    added by CityFibre 2 min Read
  • 42 Technology appoints Peter Brown as Head of Manufacturing

    42 Technology has appointed Dr Peter Brown, a senior-level and highly experienced technology and process development consultant, as the consultancy’s first head of manufacturing and digital deposition.

    added by 42 Technology 1 min Read
  • Top legal industry analysts recognise Appleyard Lees as a leading intellectual property firm

    Appleyard Lees IP LLP has recently announced it has been recognised by three top legal industry analysts in the past month.

    added by Appleyard Lees IP LLP 1 min Read
  • Furlough to remain open until December 2020

    Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 31 October 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”), which was due to end, is being extended until December 2020 and the cost to employers will reduce compared to October 2020. The Job Support Scheme will be postponed until the CJRS scheme ends.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 2 min Read
  • Plextek wins DASA contract to prevent offshore windfarms interfering with military communications

    Plextek-DTS has been named as one of the competition winners under the recent Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition: “Windfarm Mitigation for UK Air Defence” https://www.gov.uk/government/news/offshore-windfarm-development-boosted-by-2-million-research. The initiative is being supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

    added by Plextek 1 min Read
  • Cambridge Consultants building the world’s largest commercial airborne antenna

    Cambridge Consultants working in collaboration with Stratospheric Platforms Ltd unveils a wireless antenna unlike anything seen before, delivering affordable 5G connectivity from a fleet of zero-emissions aircraft. 

    added by Cambridge Consultants 3 min Read
  • Opportunities for Science comms

    The science communication landscape is one of many things that have been fundamentally upended by today’s pandemic. The role of that amorphous thing called ‘science’ in our lives has never been more public, more discussed or more appreciated. This is an opportunity for those marketing complex products but it’s also exposing the enduring tensions in science-based communications

    added by KISS 2 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
  • Influencing the education sector

    The impact of Covid-19 has meant it is crucial for brands to understand consumer behaviour quickly in order to maintain their reputation.

    added by KISS 2 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
  • 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
  • 5G to Account for Half of North America’s Mobile Connections by 2025

    27 October 2020, Los Angeles:  5G will account for more than half of total mobile connections in North America, according to the latest ‘Mobile Economy North America 2020’ report from GSMA Intelligence. Of the region’s forecasted total of 426 million mobile connections, 51 per cent of these will be running on 5G networks by 2025.

    added by GSMA 2 min Read
  • Belfast Harbour and BT to build the UK and Ireland's first 5G Private Network for ports

    5G Private Network to accelerate Belfast Harbour’s ambition to become the world’s Best Regional Smart Port. Partnership to stimulate innovation across transport, logistics, public safety, physical security and sustainability

    added by British Telecommunications 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • COVID-19 EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR FRONT LINE MEDICAL STAFF SHOWS ENCOURAGING RESULTS

    Early warning system could be rolled out across health care sector, academia and industry partnership.

    added by 8 West Consulting 4 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
  • 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
  • Pandemic risks worsening digital divide – national survey from BT

    Around a third of adults in the UK think more should be done to improve people's ability to use online technology, a new survey suggests.

    added by British Telecommunications 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
  • Navigating - and surviving - a recession

    If you’re a marketer old enough to have worked through the recession of 2007-8, you might think you know how the next two years will pan out. I don’t agree. In my view we need to look back almost a century, but we can actually survive, adapt and thrive.

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • CW member CGI managed IT services contract with Scottish Borders Council extended to 2040

    LONDON, Oct. 19, 2020 - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has signed an extension to its contract with Scottish Borders Council which will see the global IT and business consulting services company continue as the local authority's primary provider of end-to-end managed IT services until 2040.

    added by CGI 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
  • CW Member Mills & Reeve wins big at Legal Innovation Awards 2020

    Mills & Reeve proved good things come in threes after scooping a hat trick of prizes at this year’s Legal Week Innovation Awards.

    added by Mills & Reeve LLP 1 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
  • Tertiary education: time to start thinking like a company

    Covid is proving to be both a major threat and a major opportunity in tertiary education, but it seems to me no one is seizing it with real urgency.

    added by KISS 4 min Read
  • Smart factories: Mobile network characteristics and main KPIs

    Thanks to our CWTEC sponsor Rohde & Schwarz for this blog

    2 min Read
  • Messaging, and how to get it wrong

    I think we can all agree (politics aside) that navigating the messaging around Covid-19 was never going to be easy. Yes, the overarching messages were easy to deliver and understand…but when it boiled down to the nitty gritty, I think it’s fair to say the last six months has been pretty confusing for us all.

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • 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
  • Memories of Kiwi farmers trading their way out of trouble

    The UK has always had a successful agri sector – but the challenges right now are without precedent, from pandemic issues to Brexit. Could we be inspired by New Zealand’s history?

    added by KISS 3 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

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