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Conscious Communications set to complete almost 1,000 hours of charity work this year

Cambridge-based public relations and marketing agency, Conscious Communications, is on track to complete almost 1,000 hours of charity work over the coming year for a number of local and national charitable organisations. Every year each team member is gifted two paid days to spend working with a charity of their choice.…  Read more

CALL FOR INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES: Pitchfest 2017

Pitchfest 2017 is gaining momentum! We are looking for ambitious companies with innovative products & services who have the potential to scale or who are already scaling, and are looking to raise between £100k – £1m. If you’re an ambitious business founder, apply…  Read more

Argon Design signs up first licensee for Argon360 real-time video stitching IP

Argon Design Ltd, a company specialising in digital video and multimedia technology, has signed up the first licensee for Argon360, hardware based intellectual property for real-time video stitching, addressing the rapidly expanding 360-degree panoramic video camera market. [caption id="attachment_8580" align="alignnone" width="600"] This photograph shows…  Read more

Conscious Communications makes its mark with Non-Executive appointment

Cambridge-based PR and marketing agency, Conscious Communications has announced the appointment of communications stalwart, Mark Squires as Non-Executive Director. Mark held senior roles in marketing and communications at Hutchison, Orange, Nokia and Microsoft, including Global Director of Social Media. At the time of the Nokia’s acquisition by Microsoft he held the…  Read more

Successful innovation event confirms it will return in 2017

It has been announced that following the success of Venturefest East 2016, the team will be holding the event again this year. Last year, over 650 delegates attended the inaugural Venturefest East event held in May 2016, and since then the Greater Cambridge…  Read more

Pitchfest cleantech start-up on the lookout for Chief Research Officer

Citrecycle, a Cambridge based cleantech start-up, is currently looking for someone to drive technology development and to become a key member of the founding team as the company grows. Citrecycle focuses on the safe disposal and clean regeneration of lead from lead-acid batteries. The company…  Read more

Argon Design teams up with Hack Cambridge

Argon Design is one of the sponsors of Hack Cambridge 2017. The event runs over the weekend of 28-29 January 2017. The company will be fielding a team of engineers as mentors, and the team is hoping to work with teams to create some exciting examples of machine learning. Read more

Cambridge Maintenance launches new website written and produced by Stanton Shallcross

Founded on the Cambridge Science Park in 1985 to manage facilities for some of the UK’s most innovative companies, Cambridge Maintenance has now become the UK’s most state-of-the-art maintenance services provider. They chose local marketing agency Stanton Shallcross to create a new, fully responsive website that promotes their range of services…  Read more

Veteran City PR Opens Cambridge Financial and Corporate Communications Agency

Anagallis Communications, Cambridge’s first dedicated financial and corporate communications agency, announces the opening of its Cambridge office in the St John’s Innovation Centre on Cowley Road. Founded by veteran City financial PR, Nigel Szembel (Corporation of London, Deutsche Bank, Collins Stewart Tullett plc, Collins Stewart plc, Tullett Prebon plc and Fundsmith…  Read more

‘Everyone gets VR’ – CW Unplugged Unlocks the Virtual Reality Potential for Scale-Ups

St John’s Innovation Centre had a unique opportunity to attend CW (Cambridge Wireless) invitation-only event - CW Unplugged “Sketch-To-Scale” - at Cambridge Junction. The third event in the CW Unplugged series, an initiative aimed at young entrepreneurs, addressed creative design in the context of innovative technologies and how initially random…  Read more

Telling a story of innovation in language learning

Educational software startup One Third Stories develops bedtime stories that start in English and end in a different language. The revolutionary concept, aimed at children aged 5 to 8 anywhere in the world, has attracted nearly £36,000 in Kickstarter crowdfunding and strong partnering interest from a global publishing group. Read more

Stanton Shallcross, Cambridge Advertising and Marketing agency, secures contract to deliver major new campaign for Vetoquinol

The 9th largest veterinary pharmaceutical company in the world, Vetoquinol is first and foremost an independent, family-owned business. Deeply committed to its values, it has always enjoyed a close relationship with its vet clients. Following a competitive pitch, Cambridge based advertising and marketing specialists, Stanton Shallcross has won the contract to…  Read more

AMIHO Technology launches LoRaWAN 868 MHz module at EUW for the IoT, Smart City, Building Automation and Smart Meter markets

AMIHO Technology, wireless communications experts, announce the launch of their first LoRaWAN™ radio module, the AM094-LW. The AM094-LW is compatible with LoRaWAN™ gateways and networks operating at 868 MHz to create long range radio for easy connection of sensing and monitoring devices to LoRaWAN™ networks enabling the Internet of Things. The…  Read more

“We should encourage more women to study technology, physics, engineering and computer science” says Lynne O’Hara, the Co-Founder of PSF Accounting

St John’s Innovation Centre, a dynamic and supportive incubation environment in the Cambridge region, had the pleasure of interviewing Lynne O’Hara, the Co-Founder of PSF Accounting , a family run business providing innovative accounting services for ambitious start-ups and small & medium sized businesses, who shared her views on female…  Read more

Pitchfest Finalist Joyner Bolt Selected for Innovate 2016 National Investor Showcase Day in Manchester

Joyner Bolt, an Ely based start-up and developer of innovative task specific spiked timber fixing designed for the construction industry has been invited to attend Innovate 2016, the annual global spotlight on UK innovation, hosted by the Department for International Trade and Innovate UK at the Manchester Central Convention Complex…  Read more

Winners of CW Discovering Start-Ups 2016 showcase best in tech innovation

Three innovative and exciting new tech businesses were named winners of the 7th annual CW (Cambridge Wireless) Discovering Start-Ups Competition, following passionate pitches from all the finalists at last night’s event sponsored and hosted by Deloitte in London. The winners - 8power with its smart, self-powered wireless sensors, risk analytics company…  Read more

Coalesce opens its new development centre, and announces management changes to support its Concept to Clinic™ service

Coalesce Product Development Limited, a technology company focused on design and development of drug delivery devices and products, announced the opening of its new drug delivery development centre in Cambridge. The company also revealed the appointments of several well-known drug delivery experts to the management team to support increased demand…  Read more

SJIC Monthly Mingle: PwC to discuss Tax Incentives & Funding Options for Start-Ups

Philip Melia and Samantha Cunnell of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) will be dropping in on Wednesday, 19th October to St John's Innovation Centre to meet businesses who are looking at different ways to help fund growth and support their business as they grow. They will discuss many aspects of growing your business…  Read more

Consolidating the East of England as the driving force in technology entrepreneurship in the UK

Having a great relationship with and supporting the Centres of Excellence in the region is something that Nicky Daniels, Head of Innovation Martlesham, Ipswich, and David Gill, Managing Director of St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge are both passionate about. Sharing ideas, best practices and looking at ways of driving…  Read more

Strong Line-Up of Start-Ups at Pitchfest 2016

St John’s Innovation Centre held the first training session for Pitchfest 2016, delivered by the Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). [caption id="attachment_8203" align="alignnone" width="350"]Kirsten Masson discusses the Enterprise Europe Network programme and available business support for SMEs Kirsten Masson…  Read more