Cambridge which is often referred to as Silicon Fen, is home to a large cluster of high tech businesses focusing on software, electronics and biotechnology. The sector was born out of and remains close to the University of Cambridge and is now considered one of the most important technology centres in Europe. Tech businesses in Cambridge turned over £2.4 billion in 2018 and is highly productive with Cambridge tech employees contributing a significant £152,000 of turnover to the economy per year.Find Job in Cambridge
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What people are saying..
Joe ParryCEO - Cambridge Intelligence
Cambridge produces strong engineers and has a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem of founders & suppliers. And the work/life balance is great, with people having only a short bicycle ride between work and home.
Nicky MorganMP - Digital Secretary
Cambridge has truly established itself as a leading tech hub in the UK. Home to six billion-dollar ‘unicorn’ companies, the region continues to attract strong tech investment.
George WindsorHead of Insights - Tech Nation
Cambridge has reinforced its position as one of the UK’s leading tech hubs. The Tech Nation reports of 2019 and 2018 highlight how it consistently attracts both investment and talent which enable it to produce some of the UK’s most successful tech businesses, including six $1bn digital tech unicorns.
Companies from Cambridge
In the face of a growing AI skills shortage, Cambridge has managed to grow its AI sector, with Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, ARM and Samsung all investing in AI research teams based in the city. Cambridge is producing big companies too with the likes of Darktrace, ARM, CSR, Autonomy and CMR Surgical all hailing from the area. Top tech companies to look out for include Prowler.io, Techspert.io, Healx, Featurespace, FiveAI, Benevolent.ai, Healthera, Riverlane, Predictimmune, Qkine, Entomics and Conundrum.ai.
- ARM acquired by Softbank
- Granta Design acquired by ANSYS
- Redux acquired by Google
- Grapeshot acquired by Oracle
- Evi Technologies acquired by Amazon
- VocalIQ acquired by Apple
- Neul acquired by Huaweii
- AlertMe acquired by British Gas
Ecosystem Builders in Cambridge
- Cambridge Capital Group
- Amadeus Capital
- Cambridge Innovation Capital
- IQ Capital
- Invoke Capital
- Martlet Capital
- Motive Partners
- Syndicate Room
- Cambridge Angels
- Technology Ventures Conference
- Business of Software Europe
- Cleantech Futures
- Agile Cambridge