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Mapping the Tech Ecosystem of Cambridge, London and Oxford

St John’s Innovation Centre, located at the heart of the Greater Cambridge technology cluster, in which it plays a pivotal role, is delighted to support Nesta in creating the first network map of the most influential founders and technology companies in London, Oxford and Cambridge.

ECOLINK workshop supports cleantech innovation

The global market for cleantech is valued at ÂŁ4.3 trillion, and companies in the Greater Cambridge region are at the forefront of innovation in this area. As we approach peak oil and price of energy becomes a major driver, the market will prefer the cleantech alternatives. However, in the short term these technology companies need support.

Gamekeeper to Poacher

Martin Rigby, one of Understanding Finance for Business’s mentors, pitched his own business, Psonar, to the angel panel at the Meerkats & Avatars event in September. I co-founded Psonar, an internet music service, with Rich Urwin and Ray Anderson at the beginning of 2008. I’d left taking the entrepreneurial plunge (bar a half-hearted and abortive […]

The Economist’s Insights

The ongoing debate around the difficult balance between the underlying dynamism of the Cambridge cluster and the increasing challenge of obtaining funding has been chewed over regularly but The Economist recently covered it in a clear and balanced way, concluding its thoughtful piece:

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