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New HQ for Illumina

US genomics giant Illumina building new European HQ in Cambridge with 500 jobs. → Read more

Farmer of the year

2015 Farmers Weekly Awards

Russell Smith Farms announced as one of 3 finalists in the 2015 Farmers Weekly Awards: Farm Employer of the Year. → Read more

Updates from SmithsonHill

Highlights of Cereals 2015

Dina Patel from the Agri-tech Strategy attended ‘Cereals 2015’ with partner BBSRC, and the Agri-tech Organisation in UKTI. This post shows highlights…


US biotechnology company doses up on space in Cambridge

US biotechnology company doses up on space in Cambridge. In August, Northwest Biotherapeutics, based in Bethesda, Maryland, bought 500 acres of…


The Case for Cambridge

The Case for Cambridge – Follow the link to view the Cambridge Ahead video summary of the event, presentations and also the write-up of the event by…


An interview with Robert Smith

Robert Smith, of Russell Smith Farms, is interviewed for his perspective on how the Agri-Tech cluster in the east of England is developing. →…

Silicon Fen

The Innovation Corridor

Cambridge says goodbye to 'Silicon Fen' and hello to 'The Innovation Corridor'. → Read more

Updates from SmithsonHill

New jobs in the life sciences sector

Over 14,000 new jobs could be generated in the life sciences sector along the London-Stansted-Cambridge Corridor alone before 2023, according to new…


Transforming Pathology Partnership

Transforming Pathology Partnership (TPP), which manages pathology services across six East of England NHS Trusts, has taken 4,000 sq ft of Grade A…

Astra Zeneca

A new Global R&D Centre and Corporate Headquarters

Astra Zeneca plans to establish a new Global R&D Centre and Corporate Headquarters in Cambridge on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the future home…


VC investment into UK biotech

The Cambridge medical technology cluster is leading an upsurge of VC investment into UK biotech. Figures from London & Partners, the Mayor’s…


Cambridge PPF 2030 Vision

A charity working to keep Cambridge and its surroundings special by positively influencing planning developments, delivering environmental education…