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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority and Photocentric to deliver Manufacturing and Materials Research and Development Centre

A £16.47m partnership between the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and Peterborough-based business Photocentric will link academia and industry to establish skills and learning in the second phase of the development of ARU Peterborough. Through a joint venture company, the Combined Authority and Photocentric will deliver an innovative Manufacturing and Materials Research & Development Centre […]

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Three suppliers chosen to develop innovative concept designs to push forward pioneering CAM scheme

Three outstanding suppliers have been selected to develop bold, innovative conceptual designs to help inform and potentially transform the delivery of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM). The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has challenged the best of the market to propose technologies, innovations, designs, operational systems and commercial ideas which could provide an in-the-round solution […]

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AgriGrub’s sustainable solution to food waste backed by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority

A Soham-based business that is pioneering a sustainable solution to food waste in the UK has been backed by a £62,000 grant from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority’s Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative. AgriGrub uses waste fruit and vegetables from AMFresh which can’t be eaten by people or fed to livestock and feeds them to Black […]

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£6.2m Haverhill EpiCentre officially opens

The EpiCentre in Haverhill, was opened at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local dignitaries on Monday November 2nd. Present at the opening of the innovation centre was Austen Adams Chairman of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Business Board, Councillor John Griffiths the leader of West Suffolk Council and Nic Rumsey, managing director of developer Jaynic. Already […]

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Fieldwork Robotics Awarded £50,000 to Further Develop Fruit Picking Robot

Fieldwork Robotics have been awarded a grant of more than £50,000 towards a £100,000 project to further develop its autonomous robot. The Histon-based business has been supported with a grant from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative, an initiative run by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority. Fieldwork Robotics have already developed an autonomous robot that […]

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Consus Fresh Solutions Ltd to Use £47,500 Grant to Help Reduce Food Waste

With food wastage one of today’s hottest issues, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is backing a local company at the cutting edge of the battle to reduce spoilage of perishable food. The Bourne-based company Consus Fresh Solutions Ltd has been awarded a grant of £47,500 from the Combined Authority’s Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative. The Eastern […]

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E-scooters in Cambridge City Centre – new carbon-neutral and socially distanced way to travel launched by Mayor James Palmer and Voi Technology

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, led by Mayor James Palmer, along with Voi Technology, the U.K.’s leading e-scooter operator, will launch its e-scooter trial in Cambridge City Centre this Thursday, 15 October.   For the next 12 months, residents and visitors will be able to take a ride on a Voi e-scooter whether they […]

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Challenge launches to find cutting edge conceptual designs for trailblazing CAM scheme

A challenge to the market to create innovative conceptual designs which could inform and transform the delivery of the groundbreaking Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) has now gone live. Potential suppliers can now enter the first phase of a tender process, launched by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, which is casting the net as widely […]

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Metalcraft secures funds for new training school

Stainless Metalcraft (Metalcraft) has appointed Ashe Construction as the main contractor for its new vocational training school, following a competitive public tender. The new training school will be located on Metalcraft’s Chatteris site and is funded through a £3.16 million Local Growth Fund grant from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. It will provide training […]

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Free CambWifi going live in Huntingdonshire market towns

Free public access Wifi is going live in market towns across Huntingdonshire to help residents keep connected and bolster local businesses through the dark days of Covid. CambWifi has just gone live in St Neots and will be available in St Ives, Ramsey and Huntingdon town centres this autumn, bringing users safe internet access when they […]

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Cambridge Business Awarded £40,000 Grant Towards Developing Agricultural Robots

A Cambridge-based business has been awarded over £40,000 from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority’s Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative to develop two mobile agriculture robot prototypes. Antobot Ltd is a robotics technology company, focused on the control hardware and software development for intelligent mobile robots, tailored for the application in the agriculture industry. With the […]

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Oxford to Cambridge Arc: a global asset and national investment priority

Bold vision to create a global hub for innovation and green development that inspires communities worldwide. The Oxford to Cambridge Arc, which the Chancellor of the Exchequer described as a “key economic priority” for the country, has unveiled its bold vision in a prospectus that has been submitted to Government. The Arc’s ambition is to […]

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Internationally renowned tunnel engineer Lord Mair appointed chair CAM delivery company

Renowned civil engineer Lord Robert Mair CBE, recognised internationally as an authority on major infrastructure projects involving tunnelling, has been appointed chair of the delivery company for the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM). The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority today (September 30, 2020) approved a recommendation to make Lord Mair board chair of the CAM special […]

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Mayor James Palmer challenges brightest and best to deliver conceptual designs for pioneering Metro scheme

Some of the best brains in engineering, science, tech and digital are being challenged to shape the future of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) by developing conceptual designs for the vehicle, its infrastructure and how the system might operate. The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is testing the market for existing and potential technologies, innovations, […]

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Globally renowned expert on tunnel engineering, Lord Mair, recommended to chair CAM delivery company

Lord Robert Mair CBE, a renowned civil engineer recognised internationally as an authority on major infrastructure projects involving tunnelling, has been recommended for the role of chair of the delivery company for the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM). Lord Mair’s career has combined work as a leading academic at the University of Cambridge with providing cutting-edge […]

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Planning permission sought for new University in Peterborough

A planning application for a new University in Peterborough has been submitted by Pegasus Group, on behalf of Peterborough HE Property Company, to Peterborough City Council.   The submission of the planning application for the new University, on the Wirrina Car Park off Bishops Road, has been led by Mace Limited and designed by MCW […]

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New £30 million university for Peterborough is officially launched by Universities Minister

Minister of State for Universities Michelle Donelan has today (14 July) announced Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) as the official higher education partner for a new employment-focused university in Peterborough, an initiative by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) in collaboration with Peterborough City Council (PCC). ARU will deliver the curriculum for the new university, […]

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‘Going virtual’ to keep March transport consultation going despite coronavirus

A public consultation on how best to improve the future vitality of March will be ‘going virtual’ thanks to an innovation being used by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to adapt to coronavirus safety measures. Local people are being invited to step into an online virtual consultation room to take part in the March […]

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Mayor Palmer updates housing minister on infrastructure plans

Meeting Mayor James Palmer during her visit to Cambridgeshire yesterday, housing minister Esther McVey said she believed that successful development demanded  infrastructure be put into place before homes themselves are built. The minister was visiting Northstowe where Homes England, the Government’s housing agency, officially opens its office on the site where the new town is […]

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World-leading consultants appointed in key step forward for University of Peterborough’s delivery

A big step forward for a new university for Peterborough has been taken with the appointment of a world-leading project management consultancy to support the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority in its delivery. Globally-renowned consultants Mace have been selected to deliver on the Combined Authority’s Action Plan for the new university. Their work will begin […]

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Agri-Tech Growth Fund grant for world leader in natural plastic alternatives

Cambridge-based Xampla, a global leader in the creation of natural plastic alternatives made from plant protein, has been awarded a £60,000 grant by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. The grant, which is part of the Agri-Tech Growth Fund, will aid the development of an entirely new class of biomaterial made from pea protein plants […]

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A vision for Business – Mayor and Business Board Chair discuss new opportunities for the region

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor, James Palmer, met this week with the new Chair of the Combined Authority Business Board, Professor Aamir Khalid at TWI’s Granta Park headquarters. The leaders opened up talks on future strategy for the region’s multi varied businesses, discussing regional development opportunities and the need for significant infrastructure investment in support of […]

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Business Board begins work as the new Local Enterprise Partnership

The Business Board has officially been constituted to begin work as the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for our region. The first meeting of the Board made up of seven local industry leaders and two public servants took place on September 24 (2018). The Mayor and the Deputy Mayor are the public servants and have no […]

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