With it’s world-renowned university and strengths in deep tech and life sciences, Cambridge is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK.
Since the birth of the original ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’ in the 1980s, the city has spawned a host of internationally recognised companies such as Arm, CSR, Solexa, Cambridge Antibody Technology and Deepmind.
Today it is home to some of the biggest names in technology, with Microsoft Research, Apple, Samsung and Amazon all boasting R&D facilities in the city, tapping in to the bright minds produced by Cambridge University as they attempt to conquer new frontiers in artificial intelligence and voice recognition.
Meanwhile research centres such as the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the growing Cambridge Biomedical Campus, soon to be home to the global headquarters of AstraZeneca, are breaking new ground in personalised medicines and genomics.
The city’s network of sophisticated and experienced investors continue to offer help and financial support to the next generation of entrepreneurs, while a host of incubators and shared workspaces, such as ideaSpace, the Future Business Centre and the Bradfield Centre, provide fertile breeding ground for promising start-ups.