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Crowdsurfer announces new investment

Quickly following the recent news of incoming Chairman, Richard Baker, Crowdsurfer, the data intelligence service for crowd finance, announces today that it has secured more investment, bringing the total raised to date to £1.2M. The round (of an undisclosed amount) was led by Mustard Seed Venture Fund and included new and…  Read more

Bilingual from Birth: A New Kickstarter Project to Teach Babies English

Skylark Learning, the early childhood education company delivering innovative resources to help children learn through meaningful play, has launched a Kickstarter project . They hope to raise £20,000 to produce a new resource for introducing English to children from birth. Skylark English for Babies is a multi-sensory toolkit providing a…  Read more

Call for Start-Ups: Pitchfest

Are you an ambitious business looking to secure funding to drive innovation? Pitchfest East is a highly-focused training and investor showcase delivered by the Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and hosted at St John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge. Save the dates! Pitchfest East comprises of four interactive…  Read more

Cambridge Marketing Specialists, Stanton Shallcross wins contract to redesign the Golden Wonder website

Golden Wonder is the UK’s oldest brand of crisps and has been a favourite with snackers since 1947. Following its recent acquisition by Irish snack manufacturer, Tayto, the company is relaunching the Golden Wonder range with a comprehensive marketing campaign including TV advertising. They chose Cambridge marketing agency Stanton Shallcross to deliver…  Read more

Ed-Tech Radar – The Ones to Watch: One Third Stories

Alex Somervell, CEO & Co-Founder, One Third Stories talks about his bilingual background and vision to inspire language learning in the UK and beyond, by making it as simple and fun as reading a story. Their first hardback book is now available on Kickstarter. What is unique about your…  Read more

David Gill Announced the East of England Corporate Responsibility Director of the Year

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in the East of England has announced the results of the East of England Director of the Year Awards 2016 and recognised David Gill, MD of St John’s Innovation Centre, as the Director of the Year in the Leadership in Corporate Responsibility category. Read more

AMIHO Technology launches combined LoRa and Wireless M-Bus module at 868 MHz for the IoT, Smart Meter and Smart City markets

Get ahead in the IoT and Smart Metering with AMIHO’s AM094 production-ready compact radio modules, including fully-featured protocol stacks. AMIHO Technology, “Connecting Every Thing” with their wireless communications expertise, announce the launch of their latest module, the AM094 with LoRa® wireless. The AM094 combines LoRa and Wireless Meter-Bus capability at 868…  Read more

ALVIOL WINS £1,000 PRIZE AT VENTUREFEST EAST

Cambridge based technology firm Alviol has won the 1,000 Guineas fast and furious pitch off prize at the East of England’s inaugural Venturefest East event, held at Newmarket Racecourse. Alviol was first past the post out of eleven finalists from the East of England’s most innovative tech businesses. The firm is…  Read more

Cambridge marketing agency Stanton Shallcross acquires digital specialist Provoke Me

Cambridge advertising, marketing and digital agency, Stanton Shallcross has acquired local digital marketing and social media experts, Provoke Me in a move to grow and expand their reach throughout the region. The partnership will add resources and expertise to the existing team at Stanton Shallcross and bolster their service offering, adding…  Read more

Argon Design wins Queen’s Award for Innovation for Argon Streams

Argon Design Ltd is delighted to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. The award is in recognition of their innovative and industry leading Argon Streams product. The growth in demand for high definition video for both TV transmissions and internet streaming has driven the development of ever…  Read more

SJIC announces Alviol and Directed Systems as finalists for Venturefest East Fast and Furious Pitch-Off

VFE Image St John’s Innovation Centre has announced Alviol and Directed Systems as the shortlisted finalists for the Venturefest East Fast and Furious Pitch-Off competition that will take place on 24th May 2016 at Newmarket Racecourse. The competition aims to discover and…  Read more

AMIHO Technology and ROHM Semiconductor launch New Wireless M-Bus Evaluation Kit for IoT applications and Smart Metering

AMIHO Technology, experts in wireless communications, and ROHM Semiconductor announce the launch of their latest Evaluation Kit, designed to get customers up and running rapidly with sub-GHz radio design. The kit contains two nodes based on AMIHO’s AM060 868 MHz Wireless M-Bus radio modem module. This design features the ROHM…  Read more

Prizes for the Fast and Furious Pitch-Off Announced

2000 Guineas to be won at the Fast and Furious Pitch-off BEFORE VENTUREFEST EAST The Fast and Furious Pitch-off selection processes gives winning companies a chance to secure a display table at the exhibition at Venturefest East (Newmarket Racecourse on 24 May). From this, twelve overall winners will be selected for training by…  Read more

Local businesses support learning and development for prisoners studying ICT (Procom) at HMP Highpoint

James Tweed, Managing Director of Cambridge based Coracle Online Ltd, organised the creation of a new library of over 140 specialist IT books for inmates of HMP Highpoint following Level 2 and 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles for Practitioners (Procom) course. Mr Tweed commented, “This new library has been…  Read more

SJIC in Search of the Hottest Innovation-Led Start-Ups in the Region – ENTER NOW

With less than hundred days until the inaugural Venturefest East (VFE) event, celebrating and showcasing innovation in the east region, St John’s Innovation Centre joins other tech clusters on the quest to find and reveal the most promising start-ups in the Wireless, Life Sciences, Agri-Tech, Cleantech, Internet of…  Read more

Paul Bailey selected in Maserati 100 Index of Top UK Entrepreneurs

Paul Bailey, Founding Partner & Managing Director of Bailey Fisher Executive Search has been selected as one of the Maserati 100 list of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs in the Sunday Times alongside other leading Cambridge entrepreneurs Hermann Hauser, Jon Bradford and Hanadi Jabado. The four Cambridge entrepreneurs have been…  Read more

Global Pioneer to Support Regional Innovation Event

BT, a global pioneer in technology innovation in the communications world, has confirmed that it will be a lead sponsor of Venturefest East. The first regional innovation event of its kind, Venturefest East will be held at the Rowley Mile Racecourse in Newmarket on 24th May 2016 and will bring together…  Read more

CELEBRATION OF INNOVATION UNVEILED: #100INNOVATIVEDAYS LAUNCHED

A celebration of innovation has been launched by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) today. #100InnovativeDays draws together some of the greatest innovations from the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough area from historic discoveries that have changed the way we live today to the latest innovations that will change the…  Read more

TOMY and PlayFusion Team Up for Innovative Toys-to-Life Offering

PlayfusionTOMY® tapped as global master toy partner for next-generation transmedia platform from gaming powerhouse PlayFusion™ TOMY International, Inc. and PlayFusion Ltd announce the signing of a global licensing agreement, naming TOMY International as master toy licensee for PlayFusion’s highly-anticipated next-generation fantasy role-playing game that…  Read more

AMIHO Technology launches new high power long range (LoRa) radio module at Mobile World Congress

AMIHO_MWCAMIHO Technology launches compact, high performance, LoRa and Wireless M-Bus module at 169 MHz for the Smart Meter and Smart City markets. AMIHO Technology, experts in wireless communications, announce the launch of their latest wireless communication product, the AM091, combining LoRa® and Wireless…  Read more