DIGITAL AND TECHNOLOGY

Made Smarter roll-out will ‘turbo charge’ digital transformation for SME manufacturers

The Government has committed to expanding pioneering adoption programme. Made Smarter, a programme helping SME manufacturers access technology and digital skills, is to be rolled out nationally. The Government has committed to expanding the Made Smarter Adoption Programme to all nine...

Mayors back new tech cluster partnership between Cambridge and Manchester

A progressive new partnership between the innovation clusters in Cambridge and Manchester aims to boost investment in both cities and across the UK. The link-up will draw on the strengths of both cities to help them accelerate the scale-up of...

Your business is invited to Unlock Space

The UK Space Agency has launched a new programme to help businesses unlock the benefits of satellite data and services. Global satellite services currently support activity that contributes £370 billion to the UK economy, around 17.7% of our GDP. As the...

Cambridge medtech company joins global group

Cambridge-based medtech device developers, Springboard, have been acquired by global healthcare packaging and medical device manufacturers, Sanner Group. Prism Corporate Broking helped facilitate  the sale of medtech device design and development consultancy, Springboard Pro Ltd, to leading global healthcare packaging...

AI isn’t just coming, it’s here – so what are the biggest concerns?

As AI takes the world by storm with its rapid progression, David Duffy, CEO and co-founder of the Corporate Governance Institute, discusses the top concerns for business. It’s estimated that nearly half of surveyed businesses already use ChatGPT to complete...

Is AI advertising’s silver bullet? Or just another shot in the dark!

Advertising expert Rich Stoney investigates whether the world of ads and marketing still needs that human touch. From the very moment Unilever’s founder Lord Leverhulme supposedly spluttered that while he knew half his advertising budget was wasted, he didn’t know...

Use enhanced privacy tech to protect data, companies urged

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is recommending organisations to start using privacy enhancing technologies (PETs) to share people’s personal information safely, securely and anonymously. These types of technologies open unprecedented opportunities for organisations to harness the power of personal data...

Entopy wins a share of £7m fund to boost freight innovation

Data analytics innovator Entopy has won a share of a new £7million government fund to boost innovation in the freight industry. Its software is helping address supply chain  issues caused by a widespread lack of cross-industry data collection and...

Space Cluster ready for lift-off

The UK Space Agency has awarded £163,000 to the region, in recognition of its extensive expertise in communications, IT and marine science space technology. The funding was secured by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). It aims to catapult growth in...

Cambridge University tech entrepreneurs secure UK’s #1 tech sector spot in Europe

Cambridge University’s spinout and technology founders have contributed significantly to the UK, retaining the #1 tech sector spot in Europe according to a government report prepared by Dealroom for the Digital Economy Council. In The Next Generation of Tech Ecosystems,...

Custom Powder Alloys launch set to deliver £500k boost for Goodfellow Cambridge

A top Huntingdon manufacturer is targeting over £500,000 of sales from its latest product launch. Goodfellow Cambridge Ltd, which makes specialist metals and materials, has launched a new range of new customised alloy powders, and expects significant interest from customers...

From data to insight: Suffolk triumphs with pioneering health dashboard

A Suffolk Covid-19 project described as an ‘agent for change’ has won one of the UK’s most prestigious IT awards. The collaboration between Ipswich software company IJYI and Suffolk County Council triumphed at the 2022 UK IT Industry Awards, winning...

Making sure your favourite chocolate is in the box

How does technology ensure your favourite chocolate is in every box -- and that each doughnut contains just the right amount of jam? Dr Richard Parmee, of Sapphire Inspection Systems, explains. Opening a box of chocolates to discover your hazelnut...

A new global era for business insights

We may live in the Digital Age but tracking down the right data can still be incredibly difficult. Cambridge-based AI knowledge management company iKVA has developed quickfire software solutions for complex industry needs, as CEO Jon Horden explains. It’s estimated...

How to tell your customers THAT you’ve been hacked

Anthony Green, of cyber security firm FoxTech, explains how to communicate with customers after a cyber attack. The short-term costs of a cyber attack are significant. Investigating and containing a breach, rebuilding IT systems and implementing new security controls, as...

Cambridge manufacturer secures funding to help keep production in the UK

Espresso machine manufacturer 9Barista has been awarded over £11,500 to purchase a collaborative robot (known as a cobot). The funding, from the ACMI 4.0 (Advanced Capacities in Manufacturing – Industry 4.0) programme, will help 9Barista make more for less and...

Why IoT is not the key to unlock supply chain value

Toby Mills, founder and CEO of Newmarket-based supply chain visibility pioneer Entopy, explains how data mesh technology is offering a new route to avoid supply chain disruption. Businesses with optimal supply chains can halve their inventory holdings, reduce their supply...

The growing threat of cyber warfare: a straightforward guide to protect your business

Anthony Green, CREST practitioner and CTO of FoxTech, has designed and implemented some of the most secure cybersecurity systems in the UK. Here he outlines how to protect your business from attack. Worried about cyber warfare? You’re not alone. With...

Unicorns, universities and unbridled opportunity: why Cambridge is the best home for tech start-ups

The UK tech sector achieved its best year ever in 2021, with more investments, more unicorns and more jobs than ever. In fact, the UK’s tech ecosystem is now valued at $1 trillion, a milestone only achieved by China...

Full-fibre broadband boost: is your business eligible?

Rural full-fibre company County Broadband has secured another £100 million in private investment to extend its full-fibre rollout for a targeted 500,000 premises across the region. Local businesses can check if they are covered in County Broadband’s rollout by entering...

What a difference one edition makes!

Since the last edition of East Anglia in Business two significant things have happened. Firstly, HMRC and the Office for National Statistics have published their review of the R&D Tax Credits Scheme for the tax year ended 31 March...

Major new hub focuses on skills, productivity and engineering

Productivity East is a new centre for engineering, technology and management focused on improving productivity and addressing manufacturing global challenges. Based at the University of East Anglia, it brings students, academics and businesses together to find innovative ways to support...

EpiCentre definitely means business

Co-working space The EpiCentre has celebrated its first year as a hub for entrepreneurs. Twenty businesses now occupy space at the centre, which provides support for growing enterprises in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. The centre, in Haverhill, opened in November 2020, when...

Covid-19 and Future Planning: Five tips on making your team and your business more agile

The business world has changed and lots of people like myself, who enjoy working in an office, will need to work remotely from time to time. Over the last 18 months, I have been so proud of how our team...

Port of Ipswich just got smarter

Smart port status is on the horizon, with the introduction of IoT. The Port is currently installing next-generation smart technology to speed up the movement and processing of cargo. Internet of Things (IoT) devices have been put on cranes and transport...

Free wi-fi helps people connect digitally in Great Yarmouth’s Market Place

Visitors to Great Yarmouth’s Market Place can now access free public wi-fi as part of the cross-Channel Go Trade project that’s helping to revitalise historic markets. Great Yarmouth Borough Council is launching the new service to enhance the town centre...

Government survey finds only a minority of UK organisations have tested cyber security awareness

The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 reported that less than a quarter of organisations have tested their cyber awareness, despite evidence from the study suggesting the cyber risk level continues to be higher than ever under COVID-19. In a series...

UNIVERSITY PREPARES THE WAY FOR TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE

The pandemic has acted like a rocket booster for digital innovation, such has been the forced pace of change over the past year. Assuredly, today’s students are looking to a future that is different to the one that lay...

2021: The Year CRM Systems Take Over the World

Ok…so taking over the world is a bit strong. But if 2020 has shown us anything, it’s that people and businesses can and will adapt to change, but they need the right tools. And we think CRM systems are just...

East Anglia in Business Magazine Launches Digital Packages to Support Companies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the region continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is has become even more vital for companies to sustain their presence during these challenging times. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, East Anglia in...