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  • 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
  • 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
  • Morello Program one year on: A step closer to securing our digital future

    By Richard Grisenthwaite, senior vice president, chief architect and fellow at Arm.

    added by Arm 3 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • NVIDIA to Acquire Arm for $40 Billion, Creating World’s Premier Computing Company for the Age of AI

    Unites NVIDIA’s leadership in artificial intelligence with Arm’s vast computing ecosystem to drive innovation for all customers. NVIDIA will expand Arm’s R&D presence in Cambridge, UK, by establishing a world-class AI research and education center, and building an Arm/NVIDIA-powered AI supercomputer for ground-breaking research. NVIDIA will continue Arm’s open-licensing model and customer neutrality and expand Arm’s IP licensing portfolio with NVIDIA technology. Immediately accretive to NVIDIA’s non-GAAP gross margin and EPS. Consideration of $40 billion to be met through a combination of NVIDIA shares and cash

    added by Arm 5 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Influence with influencers

    With the explosion in influencer marketing - the industry was worth $2bn in 2017 and is set to reach $15bn by 2022 - I often describe social media as a bit like Times Square: you’ve got thousands of people all in one place and all these brands fighting for your attention.

    added by KISS 3 min Read
  • Kao Data joins Science & Tech Award sponsors

    We are proud to be sponsoring the Start-up of the Year Award at the 2020 Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards.

    added by Kao Data 1 min Read
  • Dovetailed launches Business Chatter

    Business Chatter - a space to let off steam and chat all things your business. It is free, independent and 100% confidential.

    added by Dovetailed 2 min Read
  • Spotta secures seed funding round of $1.18m

    Investors have rewarded the commercial success of Spotta's smart pest systems with a $1.18 million seed funding round.

    added by Martlet 3 min Read

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