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  • Winners of Discovering Start-Ups 2018 Announced

    On Monday 17 September 2018, CW assembled the cream of the technology start-up and investor community at the CMS London HQ for an intense afternoon of pitching and networking.

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  • CW (Cambridge Wireless) names Simon Mead as new CEO

    CAMBRIDGE (UK) – 13/09/2018 – CW (Cambridge Wireless), the technology membership organisation, today announce that Simon Mead will take over as Chief Executive Officer on 1 November following the exit of current leader, Bob Driver.

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  • CW Announces Programme for CW Technology & Engineering Conference

    With two weeks until the CW Technology and Engineering Conference 2018, CW is delighted to announce the full programme with an array of exciting speakers lined up to address the role of artificial intelligence in delivering Next Generation Network performance

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  • ghd and CW (Cambridge Wireless) establish Innovation Hive in Cambridge and seek technology start-ups

    ghd and CW (Cambridge Wireless) announce today a partnership that brings a new form of accelerator to the technology start-up scene. The ghd Innovation Hive will contribute to the design of the next era of beauty and hair electronics, and the call for start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs to enter is now open.

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  • Taking matters into our own hands: 5 reasons to invest in female founders

    Angel Academe, a Discovering Start-Ups 2018 judge, is an award winning angel network who backs ambitious technology start-ups with at least one woman on the founding team. Here, Sarah Turner explores how more can be done to encourage diversity in technology and entrepreneurship.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • ADV Seek Bright Founders Building the Future

    Tong Gu from Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) is one of the 24 judges at Discovering Start-Ups 2018. Here, her team introduce themselves to you before the final on Monday 17 September.

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  • Allia Delivers Serious Impact to Technology Start-Ups

    Allia Serious Impact provides a range of programmes to support entrepreneurs to develop and grow impact ventures. The programme has so far worked with over 1,000 ventures and entrepreneurs to explore their ideas, innovate, start up, grow or scale. Paul Hughes from Allia is a judge at the CW Discovering Start-Ups Competition in September.

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  • Finalists Announced for Discovering Start-Ups 2018

    Fifty one ambitious start-ups applied to Discovering Start-Ups 2018. Yesterday, CW announced the finalists who have won the opportunity to pitch to an elite panel of technology investors and business leaders.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • Syndicate Room: The Art of Fundraising

    Discovering Start-Ups judge, Miruna Girtu of the Syndicate Room, has compiled a guide to assist start-ups through the seemingly opaque journey of early stage funding. In this blog, she provides some background to the report.

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  • Delta2020: What I Look for in a Start-Up

    Simon Thorpe of Delta2020 is a judge in this year's Discovering Start-Ups competition. Simon is Managing Partner at Delta2020 as well as a board member of CCG, Cambridge Angels and Angel Academe. His portfolio consists of over 30 companies including Cambridge-based Eagle Genomics, Healx, Myrtle, RoadMap, Spectral Edge and ViewRanger.

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  • Who are the Discovering Start-Ups Judges?

    We have over 20 angel investors and business leaders judging the Discovering Start-Ups finalists on Monday 17 September, assessing which businesses they think are the most likely to thrive! Who are these judges and what ventures have they backed in the past?

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  • Where are Discovering Start-Ups winners now?

    The Discovering Start-Ups competition connects promising technology entrepreneurs to leading technology investors. Where are previous applicants now, and how has the competition helped them grow?

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  • Resources Now Available - CW International Conference - Thinking Beyond the Hype

    The CW International Conference on 4 July saw over 30 speakers take to the stage to debate breakthrough technologies in seven different technology areas. Where speaker permissions have been provided, event resources are listed below.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • A telecommunications success story, and a chance for Manchester

    In this podcast, CW member TalkTalk (Neil McArthur) talks to Peter Cowley of The Invested Investor about his experiences from selling potatoes door-to-door as a child in his hometown of Salford to setting up his own business that would later become TalkTalk.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • The secret art of early-stage investment

    In this podcast, CW member St Johns Innovation Centre (David Gill) talks to Peter Cowley of The Invested Investor about how his meandering investment journey has taken him from law, to corporate finance, to running fund operations at HSBC, to managing the highly successful tech incubator St John’s Innovation Centre, in Cambridge.

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  • CW Community Ventured Beyond the Hype at CW International Conference 2018

    On 4 July over 400 delegates from the international technology community descended to the inspirationally beautiful Wellcome Genome Campus for a day of diverse networking, insightful track sessions and inspirational keynotes.

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  • CW Unplugged - Tech for Water

    CW Unplugged events bring together innovative start-ups, impact investors, designers and engineers who won’t be scared to ask the tough questions and who discuss solutions. Our most recent Unplugged event on Tech for Water was no exception!

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  • Beyond the Hype: Business Risk in Cryptocurrency

    La Playa, a CWIC supporter, look beyond the media hype in blockchain's most prominent use case, cryptocurrency, and explore the insurance risks.

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  • CW seeks innovative start-ups connecting the digital world

    Today CW (Cambridge Wireless) announces the launch of its annual Discovering Start-Ups competition. Now in its 9th year, this event connects promising technology entrepreneurs to the investor community in an event that nurtures the next generation of technology business talent and identifies solutions that will define the connected world of the future.

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  • CW’s new Special Interest Group is open for business

    CW (Cambridge Wireless) today announces the launch of a new Special Interest Group (SIG) that will deliver business growth by providing a forum for discussion topics such as:

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  • Connected Devices: what is the future of blockchain?

    The CW (Cambridge Wireless) Connected Devices SIG teamed up with the Cambridge IoT Meetup along with Toby Simpson, the Co-Founder and CTO of Fetch AI, Amy Cameron of STL Partners and Dr Antony Rix, CEO of Granta Innovation, to mull over the question “Is blockchain a waste of resources, or is it the future of networking?”

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  • Regius Chair Awarded to Founder of the 5G Innovation Centre

    Professor Rahim Tafazolli has been honored for work done as Professor of Mobile and Satellite Communications at the University of Surrey, Director of Surrey’s Institute for Communication Systems and the Founder and Director of the 5G Innovation Centre.

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  • Win a free CWIC 2018 ticket in our Twitter Competition

    At CWIC 2018, 30 expert speakers will debate where the genuine opportunities for business growth lie across seven technology areas: blockchain, 5G, AI, industrial IoT, mobility, mixed reality and satellites. Re-tweet the post below to enter the competition for a free place at CWIC 2018!

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  • The Tech Nation Report 2018

    UK tech continues to expand at faster rate than wider economy according to Tech Nation Report 2018

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  • Kraydel's Head of Data discusses healthcare innovation

    In preparation for the Healthcare SIG's event on May 30, "Healthcare technology – a crystal ball into what is in our future", CW interviews Amer Fasihi, Head of Data at Kraydel.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • CW partners with SMMT to deliver the Future Mobility Challenge

    Five of the world’s biggest automotive brands, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Bosch, Ford and Toyota, have partnered with SMMT and CW to challenge ambitious start-ups and SMEs to devise innovative solutions to seven key mobility challenges. Technology innovators are encouraged to submit leading-edge ideas that address these challenges.

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  • Bob Driver to step down as CEO of CW

    Bob Driver, CEO of CW (Cambridge Wireless), today announces he is to step down from the helm of the technology membership organisation. He will continue to lead the company while his successor is being sought, he remains a Director on the CW Board, and will also continue to steward the new national 5G innovation network - UK5G - on behalf of CW.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • Does IP have a shelf life?

    As subversive ideas go, surely questioning the efficiency of IP is about as revolutionary as questioning the very fabric of the Universe itself.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • CW Unplugged: Tech for Autism

    This month’s CW Unplugged event brought together end-users, academics and young Cambridge entrepreneurs to debate key challenges in the progression of autism technology from academia into a mainstream field.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 5 min Read
  • Inclusivity Starts at Home

    CW is promoting diversity across all its activities. To help make this happen we’re offering a 3 for 2 deal on CWIC 2018 tickets to enable regular attendees to bring an up-and-coming colleague along for free so that junior technology professionals can benefit from networking and knowledge-sharing that they otherwise might not be able to access.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • Tech transfer, supporting Cambridge University start-up spin-outs

    In this podcast, CW member Cambridge Enterprise (Anna Dobree) talks to Alan Cowley of The Invested Investor for their first themed podcast, where she outlines the importance of mentoring start-ups that have spun out of universities and that it is paramount to back the business rather than max the investment.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • So, can the UK secure first mover advantage in 5G?

    On Thursday 12 April the first ever CW Talks was hosted at Queens' College, Cambridge, and featured Mischa Dohler and Tony Milbourn stimulating debate on the subject of "Can the UK secure first mover advantage in 5G?"

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 6 min Read
  • BBC Click 5G Special

    CW Board Member, Mischa Dohler, features in a recent BBC Click special on 5G technology

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • CW Board Elections

    Spring time means elections for CW. As you are probably aware Cambridge Wireless Ltd is effectively owned by its Members who elect the governing Board responsible for the organisations' strategic direction. Each spring we carry out an election process for any board positions that are expiring.

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  • UK5G Launched

    UK5G launches today to support the development of the UK as a global leader in the development and adoption of 5G.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • 5G Testbed Funding Recipients Announced

    The government has announced six recipients of a total £25 million grant that will pave the way for the future of 5G in the UK.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 7 min Read
  • Secure by Design

    Manufacturers of 'smart' devices will be expected to build-in tough new security measures that last the lifetime of the product.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • 5 mins with Peter Whale

    In November 2017 we launched our annual technology conference - CWIC 2018 which is taking place on July 4th at Hinxton Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire. This years theme is ‘Beyond the Hype’ and the conference will be celebrating its 10th year so it’s a major milestone for the organising committee.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • CW Unplugged: FemTech

    CW Unplugged is a programme of Tech-for-Good initiatives designed especially for CW’s younger members. We kicked off the series on 23 February 2018 with an event on FemTech, sponsored by Arm and u-Blox.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 5 min Read
  • O2 to launch 5G test bed at The O2

    Test network will be available for visitors to enjoy at least two years ahead of expected 5G rollout in Britain.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • Cambridge: Billion Pound Scale-up Challenge - Guest blog by Pradeep Debata

    What's the challenge of building a billion pound firm in Cambridge. Three veterans Suranga Chandratillake, (a partner at the $2.6 billion VC Balderton Capital with first-hand C-level experience of taking a start-up through to IPO), Martina King, (a former MD at Yahoo and CEO of Feature Space) and Monika Biddulph, (a VP at ARM) joined the panel at the to address the question at the Bradfield centre on February 1, 2018.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • 5 mins with Prof. David Crawford

    In November 2017 we launched our annual technology conference - CWIC 2018 which is taking place on July 4th at Hinxton Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire. This years theme is ‘Beyond the Hype’ and the conference will be celebrating its 10th year so it’s a major milestone for the organising committee.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • 5 mins with floor51

    floor51 joined the CW network in June 2017; they were one of the Central Working ‘originals’ who setup in the pop-up offices on the Cambridge Science Park in November 2016. We sit down with the team to delve a little deeper into the workings of this boutique software house.

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  • UK 5G Innovation Network - call for Advisory Board members

    The UK 5G Innovation Network is seeking applications from individuals to join its Advisory Board prior to its launch in March 2018.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • Tech Nation 2018 Report - have you had your say?

    It is really important that the full impact of the Cambridge cluster is represented in the Tech Nation report. The more Cambridge companies respond to this the better.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • 5 mins with Derek Long

    In November 2017 we launched our annual technology conference - CWIC 2018 which is taking place on July 4th at Hinxton Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire. This years theme is ‘Beyond the Hype’ and the conference will be celebrating its 10th year so it’s a major milestone for the organising committee.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 5 min Read
  • CW (Cambridge Wireless), Knowledge Transfer Network & TM Forum partner to run the 5G Innovation Network

    CW is the lead partner for a winning consortium which includes the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the TM Forum.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • DAS and Enterprise Small Cells

    On the 7th December, CW headed to Huawei Technologies UK HQ in Reading to deliver the last Small Cell SIG event of 2017 - here's a summary of what happened...

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • Location and communication for emergency response - Here's what happened at the latest Location SIG event

    For out last Location SIG event of the year, we treated our attendees to an event with speakers hailing from Innovate UK, O2, What3Words and BT Wholesale and Ventures which was sponsored by the KTN and supported by the RIN.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • Open Source AI Tools – we looked under the hood….

    In November CW delivered an informal meetup at The Bradfield Centre, kindly sponsored by Five AI and supported by 2 of our special interest groups: Opensource Software and Artificial Intelligence.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • CW board member Sylvia Lu wins the Tech Star award at DevelopHER awards

    CW are very proud to announce that board member Sylvia Lu, won the Tech Star award at this year's DevelopHER Awards!

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • CWIC 2018 Call for Speakers

    Following the success of the CW International Conference earlier this year, the organising committee are pleased to launch the themes for next year along with a call for papers and speakers.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • CW response to TechNation funding

    A summary from CW on the recent Tech Nation funding news...

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  • 5 minutes with a start-up

    Ahead of the Discovering Start-Ups competition, we got in touch with the finalists and found out more about who they are, what they do, and the best bit of advice that they have been given. Here's a few insights from them.

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  • Another DSU Comp, another great cohort!

    On Monday 23rd October, technology start-ups and tech enthusiasts gathered in London for CW’s annual Discovering Start-Ups Competition.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • Spotlight on Mills & Reeve

    We discuss the Rules of the Road with Stephen Hamilton, Partner at Mills & Reeve who expertly spoke on this subject at the CW International Conference back in June 2017. Daniel Dearing of Actualise Consulting (and Senior Adviser to CW) presents some key issues facing the automotive and transport industry and poses some very interesting queries.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 5 min Read
  • Medical Device Security: Threats and Solutions

    Why is good UX crucial to cyber security?

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • CW strengthen board with a trio of industry experts

    CW (Cambridge Wireless), the leading community for companies involved in the research, development and application of leading technologies have appointed 3 new members to its board. The appointment of Stephen Pattison, Vice President Public Affairs for Arm Ltd, Mischa Dohler, Professor of Wireless Communications at King's College London and Shirin Dehghan, Chairwoman for OpenSignal round off a successful year for the CW team.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • Spotlight Blog: Janus Technology

    Janus Technology have been a CW Founder member since October 2016. I first had the pleasure of meeting their Sales Manager, Charlie Mertz at Discovering Start-Ups Competition in 2016 where I found out they work with some very cool clients indeed (have you heard of Bose?) I sat down with Charlie and their co-founder Richard Caton to find out what they’re working on. For those of you not familiar with Janus, this spotlight blog (first in a series) should hopefully provide you with some interesting insight.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • Simon Thorpe: The Digital Invested Investor

    In this podcast, Discovering Start-Ups 2017/18 judge, Simon Thorpe, talks to Peter Cowley of The Invested Investor about his own experiences, from graduating in Economics to becoming UKBAA Angel Investor of the year 2016/17.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • CW Announces IoTUKBoost Cambridge Competition Winners

    CW (Cambridge Wireless) is delighted to announce Beringar as the winner of the Cambridge IoTUKBoost LPWAN Competition. 7 SMEs pitched to a panel of judges with solutions ranging from air quality measurement, smart home applications, transport, bicycle solutions and assisted living to address Internet of Things challenges.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • CW announce ten finalists to pitch at the 8th Discovering Start-ups Competition

    This year’s annual technology start-up event will see pitches encompassing the latest technologies; from machine learning and artificial intelligence to wearables, 3D facial recognition and driverless cars.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 5 min Read
  • CW Team deliver a coffee inspired pitch day

    On Monday 25th September, the CW Team welcomed 13 technology teams into the Bradfield Centre, Cambridge for a day of inspired pitching to revolutionise the Costa Coffee customer experience.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • Spotlight on Spectral Edge

    Interview with Rhodri Thomas, CEO of Spectral Edge

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • Costa Coffee: Shop of the Future

    The nation’s favourite takes some inspiration from the UK tech scene. Costa Coffee are working in partnership with Cambridge Wireless (CW) and The Innovation Dividend to deliver a day-long Coffee Shop Ideation at the newly opened Bradfield Centre in Cambridge, UK. Supported by the technology community, companies are invited to pitch their innovative idea to an expert judging panel on Monday 25th September. Winners will have the opportunity to showcase their technology the following day to Costa execs for potential investment.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • Spotlight on Luisa Baldini and Louisa Preston

    Interview with Luisa Baldini and Louisa Preston, founders of Composure Media.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • Spotlight on Dr David Pugh

    Interview with David Pugh, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • How to make virtual reality feel real

    A practical answer is that we know it when we see it – and hear it, and touch it. So, if we want to create a virtual reality that feels real – then we need to recreate those three sensations.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • Don't be scared, just go for it!

    Cambridge based Speechmatics won Discovering Startups Competition in 2014 – we caught up with Georgina Robertson (Marketing Director, Speechmatics) to find out what they’ve been up to…

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • Boil your proposition down

    DevicePilot pitched at Discovering Startups Competition in 2015 (then called 1248.io) – we caught up with Pilgrim Beart (Founder) to find out what they’ve been up to…

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read

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