This article was originally posted on the Tech City UK website.
Following the recent launch of Tech Nation, we will be running a series of profile pieces on each of the digital clusters featured in the report.
Home to one of the most historic and successful universities on the planet, Cambridge is also one of the most well established technology clusters in the UK. The formation of the Cambridge Consultants in the 1960’s helped create the conditions necessary to commercialise the research capabilities of the university and its students, sparking the area’s innovative identity and intellectual heritage.
With an established network of commercial, technical and academic research laboratories, as well as an excellent business support environment with a self-sustaining venture capital market, it could be argued the Cambridge cluster is approaching an area of maturity. The University of Cambridge has been instrumental in creating the pool of world class talent and innovative brains that are necessary to form such a successful digital cluster.
Founding Director of ideaSpace, Stewart McTavish, comments: “Cambridge has a very entrepreneurial culture. We formed the ideaSpace accelerator to help people coming out of the university get started on high-impact new ventures.”
Three local companies were profiled in the report:
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