Here’s what you missed: w/c 12th October 2020

20th October 2020

The Tech Corridor news roundup 

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News Highlights

Outstanding achievements awarded by the Queen 

The Queen’s Birthday Honours Lists 2020 recognise the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom and this year incredible researchers, business leaders and community leaders from across the Tech Corridor have received well-deserved recognition. 

The long list of achievements includes Jamie Thums, CEO of Lintott Control Systems, received an MBE for services to manufacturing in East Anglia. Sarah-Jane Mintey, CEO and Founder of Developing Experts, received an MBE for service to technology and education during coronavirus. Marin Frost, co-founder and director of CMR surgical, was made a CBE for his services to robotics.

Innovative cervical screening patch awarded £125k in funding

The Cervical Patch Screening Device has been developed to improve detection results by enabling non-invasive evaluation of all the cells at the cervical surface while preserving their orientation.

A novel approach to cervical screening, it is the result of a collaboration between a team of researchers based at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Cambridge.

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Big funding follows big data for Cambridge company

Big data analytics specialists, GeoSpock have raised an additional $5.4M in latest funding round. This strategic investment round brings the total has raised to date by the Cambridge-based firm to over $32 million.

“We expect to become central to the companies and nations across the globe, transforming their legacy data infrastructures and building agile logical data warehouses. Investment from world-class investors represents an expression of confidence in our team, database technology, and the market opportunity ahead.”

This round of funding was led by nChain, a global digital ledger research and solutions technology company, and Cambridge Innovation Capital.

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College admissions show strong interest in STEM careers by Norfolk students

Student numbers at the University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN) have seen 40% growth over the past 2 years. 

One of only 49 university technical colleges in England, it was established as part of the free schools programme to improve technical education and career pathways.

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Events Highlights

Behind the scenes details on tech mergers & acquisitions

Virtual event: Mon 19th Oct: 11:00 – 12:00

Join a conversation with Dr Rosemary Francis of Altair and Alison Taylor of Conscious Communications (facilitated by SJIC MD, David Gill) covering behind the scenes details on tech mergers and acquisitions and the best way to promote the next step of your business.

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Employment Law update

Virtual event:  Tues 20th Oct: 10:00

A chance to get a jargon-free update on recent employment law changes that will have practical implications for employers and HR professionals.

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Job of the week

Computational Biologists/ Data Scientists 

Norwich Bioscience Institute & Alan Turning Institute

Applications are invited for Computational Biologists/Data Scientists to join the Norwich Bioscience Institutes on a joint venture with the Alan Turing Institute.

We plan to recruit a cohort of five to six short-term fellows for twelve months who will apply machine learning approaches to tackle key challenges in various areas of biology relevant to the Norwich Bioscience Institutes (such as food security, genomics, big data in biology, microbiome).”

The post holders will also be provided with mentoring and training from the Turing Institute.

Norwich based or Remote

More details here

Check out our jobs page

If the job of the week isn’t your thing, then check out our jobs page. Updated weekly with new roles from across tech sectors, its a great way to find handpicked, high-value career opportunities.

New additions this week include:

  • Insect Farm Operator at Better Origin (Cambridge)
  • Java Developer at Naked Wines (Norwich/remote)
  • Scrum Master at Naked Wines (Norwich/remote)
  • Senior Software Engineer at ieso Digital Health (Cambridge)
  • x3 Digital Designer positions at Archant (Norwich)

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