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  • CW signs agreement with China Electronics Chamber of Commerce

    On 11 June, Simon Mead, CEO of CW (Cambridge Wireless), and LiHui Peng, Secretary General of the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce (CECC), marked the start of closer collaboration between the technology and electronics sectors of our two nations.

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  • When wireless meets wellies - CWIC 2019

    Digital livestock production, smart plants and 24/7 indoor salad production are some of the ways the digital revolution is driving rapid growth in the agri-tech sector. Start-ups 30MHz, Breedr and LettUs Grow are part of a new breed of technology companies aiming to improve productivity and sustainability in agriculture, but they will be quick to stress at CWIC 2019 that domain knowledge has been essential for success. They are presenting in the Agriculture track of the conference, hosted by Agri-Tech East and Allia Serious Impact.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • Are you missing out on the best graduate talent?

    In a highly competitive technology skills environment, student work placements offer a low-risk recruitment strategy for firms looking to access the best junior engineering talent coming through university. This summer, CW is partnering with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and the UK Electronic Skills Foundation (UKESF) to encourage more organisations within our technology community to consider taking on one or more work placement students.

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  • Digital technologies helping keep the nation powered

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  • Delivering Effective IoT Safe City Solutions

    This guest blog has been contributed by CW Member & CW International Conference sponsor: Plextek. It has been written by Nick Koiza, Head of Security Business.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • Rural Connected Communities Project launches with CW-led UK5G running 5 UK workshops

    DCMS, working with UK5G, is running consultation in June 2019 to help define the new Rural Connected Communities (RCC) project. You are encouraged to attend one of five UK-wide workshops listed below.

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  • CWIC 2019 Blog: One month to go, agenda is finalised

    This week the CW International Conference Committee have been delighted to announce eight new speakers to the CW International Conference line-up:

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  • Technology is core to an efficient, sustainable agri-business

    This guest blog has been contributed by Andrew Pockson, Divisional Marketing Manager for Anglia who are gold sponsors of CWIC 2019's Agriculture track.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • CW community supports two ventures revolutionising air quality management

    CW assembled a plethora of technology and air quality monitoring experts for its first event in the 2019 CW Unplugged “Tech for the Environment” programme, “Tech for Air”.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 7 min Read
  • Understanding IoT Business Models or “Who killed my Unicorn?”

    This guest blog has been contributed by Nick Hunn, CTO of WiFore Consulting and the leader of CW's upcoming Training Seminar "Understanding the IoT for your business". Places are still available for his session in Cambridge on 29 May.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 16 min Read
  • Digital Sector Strategy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough delivered to Business Board

    Cambridge Wireless (CW) and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) have delivered the first ever Digital Sector Strategy to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) Business Board. Content from this document has already been adopted into the new Local Industrial Strategy, and recommendations are starting to be progressed.

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  • CWIC 2019 Blog - April - Early bird pricing ends 30 April

    With two days left before tickets to the CW International Conference reach full price (£150/members, £450/non-members), CW is pleased to announce additional speakers, sponsors and exhibitors who will help make your decision to buy "Early Bird" easy.

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  • CWIC 2019: The evolving enterprise journey

    The telecommunications industry has aspirations to become the platform on which all industries can base their operations, similar to the way in which the IT industry has become the platform for all non-performance critical enterprise applications over recent years.

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  • CW helping deliver the £2.4 million UK / South Korean 5G challenge

    CW, the lead partner in the UK5G Innovation Network, is helping to manage a new UK / South Korea 5G competition launched today by Digital Minister Margot James.

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  • Passive Antennas: “The Report of my Death was an Exaggeration!”

    This guest blog was contributed by network infrastructure solutions specialist, Commscope. Its author, Colin Bryce, is their Director of Mobile Network Engineering and will be speaking at CW’s “5G wide area coverage: macro-cells – the why and the how” on 9 May.

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  • CW supports the IET Innovation Awards 2019

    The IET have launched this year's Innovation Awards competition, the annual opportunity for the technology and engineering community to recognise its best achievements. CW are delighted to be supporting it once again!

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  • CWIC 2019: Agri-Food Looks Outwards to Embrace the Digital Revolution

    Agri-food is one of the last sectors of the economy to become fully digitised despite exhaustive requirements from regulators, retailers and others in the value chain for data. This creates a major opportunity for non-traditional players to support the industry, as will be shown at the CW International Conference on 26 June.

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  • CWIC 2019 Blog – April – New Speakers Added to Line-Up

    While today is April Fools’ Day, CW’s International Conference committee have not been messing around when it comes to lining up cutting-edge businesses to lead Digitising Industry on 26 June.

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  • Is technology killing democracy?

    On 28 March, the CW community was joined by John Naughton (Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge) and Carl Miller (Research Director, CASM, Demos) to debate the hypothesis that technology was killing democracy – and if it was, what was to be done?

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 5 min Read
  • The Future Of Automotive Sensor Technology

    Today’s autonomous vehicles rely on a wide variety of sensors to provide the spatial awareness necessary to navigate autonomously without intervention from the driver - and innovative radar technology compliments this plethora of sensors, forming the next evolutionary step in the advance to develop and deploy autonomous vehicles into our daily lives.

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  • WIPO reports a massive surge in artificial intelligence (AI) patents

    It is not a secret that AI is increasingly important for developments in technology and business.

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  • CW Board Elections 2019

    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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  • CWIC 2019 Blog – March – First Speakers Announced

    The CW International Conference committee have been hard at work over the past month honing the track themes and reaching out to a range of fantastic speakers from both the technology sector and vertical markets.

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  • CW to support Cambridge BioTech Week, a showcase of Cambridge's innovation

    The city of Cambridge, a global hub for research and healthcare innovation, is to host Cambridge BioTech Week from 24-28 June 2019. The week will feature a series of events dedicated to celebrating, showcasing and accelerating the biotechnology and health technology work taking place in and around Cambridge.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • CWIC 2019: Can digitisation deliver the improvements you expect?

    This blog is contributed by Andy Rhodes, CWIC committee member and Operations Director at 42 Technology,

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • Just who do you think you are? Identity, anonymity and misbehaviour online

    The first event in the engineering trust programme was held on Thursday 7 February in the Bradfield Centre and was led by James Chapman, Laura James, Paul Morris and Tim Phipps.

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  • How are you Digitising Industry to exceed customer expectations?

    This blog is contributed by Derek Long, Chair of the CW International Conference Committee and Head of Telecoms & Mobile, Wireless & Digital Services at Cambridge Consultants.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • CW announces Bahir Dar Digital Infrastructure Initiative

    CW is collaborating with Regional State Government, Bahir Dar University and local delivery partners to deploy world-class connectivity infrastructure in a rapidly growing city in Ethiopia.

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  • CW launch the 2019 International Conference

    CW have today announced the return of their popular annual conference with a call for speakers and a time-limited release of early-bird tickets.

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  • 2018 - A Year of CW

    With 2018 coming to a close within the next few weeks, we are taking a look back at all that CW has accomplished during the year that Prince Harry married Meghan Markle and England came 4th in the Fifa World Cup.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 8 min Read
  • Rachel Kerr announced as new CW Head of Events

    Rachel Kerr, well known to many in the CW Community as an exceptionally organised and driven Event Manager, has been promoted to Head of Events.

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  • Call for local business to influence the region's digital future

    Are you part of a technology company? Are you working in a company being transformed by technology? Are you passionate about the future of our region?

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  • Simon Mead Starts as CW CEO

    Thursday 1 November marks Simon's first day as CEO. He was announced as Robert Driver's successor in September following a thorough recruitment process by the CW board. He comes to CW straight from the University of Essex where he ran the Eastern Enterprise Hub, delivering mentor-driven networking programmes to support SMEs and social enterprises.

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  • Learnings on AI in Diagnostic Imaging

    A rising shortfall of trained diagnostic imagers in the NHS, combined with an increased reliability and abundance of commoditised AI algorithms, and changes in regulation to encourage innovation in the field of medtech - for example France announcing the creation of a health data hub - makes now the perfect time for computer scientists to be applying image recognition and artificial intelligence technologies to the healthcare sector.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 5 min Read
  • Lessons Learned at CW TEC 2018. Guest Blog Written by Stephen Unger

    In this blog, Stephen Unger (former CTO at Ofcom and Chair of the CW TEC 2018 Steering Committee) outlines his impressions of "The Inevitable Automation of Next Generation Networks".

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • Online Poster Display: Radio Technology for 5G - Making It Work

    Twenty four posters were on display at the joint Radio Technology and Academic & Industry SIG event on 18 September. A selection are available here for those in the CW community who couldn't make the event. Please get in touch with CW if you would like introductions to anyone involved in these projects!

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  • Radio technology for 5G - making it work. Guest blog written by Roger Green.

    On 18th September CW held a well-received joint Radio Technology and Academic Industry SIG event. Here, University of Bristol PhD student Roger Green, discusses his experience.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • 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

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • 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.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • 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.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 1 min Read
  • 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!

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 10 min Read
  • 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?”

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 5 min Read
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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