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SimPrints crowned Startup Company of the Year

SimPrints has been named the Startup Company of the Year at the Business Weekly Awards.

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ilumink bought by technology specialist Tracerco

ilumink, which commercialises technology for brand authentication and anti-counterfeiting, has been acquired by industrial technology specialist Tracerco.

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SeeSpeak tablet uses Skype to connect families around the globe

SeeSpeak has launched a website to promote its single-function tablet for video calls to connect generations of families that may live on opposite sides of the world.

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Smart objects becoming reality as PragmatIC secures major investment

Smart objects becoming reality as PragmatIC secures major investment

Ultra-thin and low-cost flexible microcircuits are poised to revolutionise everyday living by providing consumers with real-time information about every aspect of their environment.

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Touchdown! Vizzuality launches new Google Trends API

Vizzuality was invited to work with Google on its new Google Trends API to show which were the most searched-for American football teams across the United States.

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Voyage Manager forges closer ties with Travelport

Voyage Manager forges closer ties with Travelport

Voyage Manager has joined the developer network of Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology and payment solutions.

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Joe joins Prime Minister’s mission to Washington

Joe joins Prime Minister’s mission to Washington

Joe Parry joined David Cameron on a trip to Washington where the Prime Minister announced significant new investment and initiatives aimed at protecting the UK’s online interests.

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Leading the way in sound recognition

Leading the way in sound recognition

What’s in a sound? For Audio Analytic, the ability to accurately recognise and analyse a sound underpins the company.

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The Brains behind cutting energy waste for major uranium producer

The Brains behind cutting energy waste for major uranium producer

IntelliSense.io is working with one of the world’s largest uranium producers on its Green Smart Mine innovation programme to reduce energy waste and improve production.

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Turning methane into graphene – from gas to ‘black gold’

Turning methane into graphene may seem like modern-day alchemy but that is what Cambridge Nanosystems is successfully doing – and at a scale that will soon increase 100-fold.

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Eyeteq technology transforms TV for colour-blind viewers

Eyeteq technology transforms TV for colour-blind viewers

Spectral Edge has launched its Eyeteq technology for TV set top boxes to transform viewing for people with colour blindness.

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Double delight for Cambridge Intelligence

Double delight for Cambridge Intelligence

Cambridge Intelligence has been named Innovative Business of the Year and one of 60 high-growth European firms with the potential to hit £100m revenue within three to five years.

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Audio Analytic wins international award for consumer electronics

Audio Analytic has won an award in a worldwide competition to recognise the best innovations in engineering, science and technology.

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Smart solution to manage growing volume of genomics data

Fonleap is developing software to improve the efficiency of managing large – and rapidly growing – amounts of genomics data.

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Virtual fitting room Metail closes $12m funding round

Virtual fitting room Metail has recently closed on a $12 million funding round, adding to $8 million raised since being founded in 2008.

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Taming the flood of literature for researchers

Sparrho features in an article in Nature about recommendation services that help researchers keep up with the most important papers without becoming overwhelmed by information.

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Intelligent equity funding firm that stands out from the crowd

Intelligent equity funding firm that stands out from the crowd

The origins of SyndicateRoom started with a simple question – if I have £1,000, why can’t I invest it in the same early stage companies as some of Cambridge’s most high-profile business angels?

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Voyage Manager signs up another university customer

Voyage Manager signs up another university customer

The University of Aberdeen has signed up as the latest customer for Voyage Manager’s travel management solution.

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Spectral Edge offers insight into technology to help people with colour blindness

Spectral Edge offers insight into technology to help people with colour blindness

Spectral Edge’s managing director Christopher Cytera took to the airwaves to explain how new technology could help people with colour blindness.

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Reduse wins green award for ‘unprinting’ paper

Reduse wins green award for ‘unprinting’ paper

Reduse’s technology to remove print from paper so it can be reused several times before being recycled has won a major innovation competition award.

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BikeCityGuide wins Eurobike Award for ‘must have’ accessory

BikeCityGuide wins Eurobike Award for ‘must have’ accessory

The Finn Smartphone Mount made by BikeCityGuide, which is based at the ideaSpace City site, has been awarded the internationally acclaimed Eurobike Award 2014 as one of the “must have” bike accessories of the year.

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Skin Analytics wins Silicon Valley mentorship

Skin Analytics, which has developed a remote monitoring service to detect melanoma, has won a mentorship to help commercialise its business and raise funding in Silicon Valley.

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SyndicateRoom takes its place in the Killer50

SyndicateRoom takes its place in the Killer50

Equity crowdfunding company SyndicateRoom is one of 13 new entries in Business Weekly’s Killer50 list of the hottest technology companies in the East of England.

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European Digital Forum launched to ‘spread bright ideas’ across digital single market

The European Digital Forum – a think tank dedicated to empowering tech entrepreneurs and growing Europe’s digital economy – has been formally launched.

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Sharing insights into inspired start-ups

Stew McTavish was invited by the website InspiredStartups.com to give his insights into successful start-ups and how ideaSpace can help entrepreneurs on their journey.

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Taking parked therapies into overdrive

Taking parked therapies into overdrive

Healx3 is aiming to breathe new life into parked therapeutics and dormant IP in the biopharmaceutical industry.

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New home for rapidly growing Cambridge Intelligence

New home for rapidly growing Cambridge Intelligence

Cambridge Intelligence has moved to its own larger premises in the centre of Cambridge after enjoying rapid global growth.

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Cambridge knowledge exchange and innovation networks

Cambridge knowledge exchange and innovation networks

Effective university-business interactions and mechanisms for the exchange of knowledge, intellectual property, technology and trained people are essential to promote innovation and economic growth.

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Why Cambridge is a start-up city

'Why have so many tech firms originated in Cambridge?' is the question posed by the BBC in a feature on the city's success - and Stew McTavish and three ideaSpace members are helping provide the answers.

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Celebrating World Environment Day - Polysolar’s Contribution to Saving our Planet

Jun 05, 2019

ideaSpace exists to support founders with scalable innovative ideas which could potentially address global threats like climate change. To celebrate World Environment Day we spoke to Hamish Watson, founder of ideaSpace alumni company Polysolar – a leader in the provision of solar PV glass for energy generation in buildings. He took us through Polysolar’s story, from product inception to where it is today, and shared his thoughts on the secret to the company’s success, the challenges that have shaped its growth, and some advice on crowdfunding.

LESSONS FOR A FOUNDER - 10 Things a Start-up Company Should Consider When Writing a Communications Plan

May 29, 2019

Lorna Cuddon set up Zyme Communications 10 years ago to focus on early stage life science companies as she saw a gap in the market for a Cambridge based company. At our recent B3 event Lorna shared what an early stage start-up needs to consider in their communications. She first touched on why you need it. Communications is essential to support corporate objectives; whether its raising investment or creating commercial leads and sales revenue, establishing partnerships or raising the company profile to support a recruitment drive – the comms plan can help! We took the top 10 tips from Lorna’s talk – read on to find out what you can do to up your communications game.

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