Cambridge ideas change the world: 50 ideas that Cambridge has given us

From the first home computer to the ARM chip in nearly every mobile phone, from the sequencing of the human genome to the development of ‘magic bullet’ drugs, ideas developed by the technology cluster in Cambridge have changed the world we live in.

But what are the secrets of its success? What has it achieved? What is the Cambridge spirit? What does the future hold? All of this is discussed within the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon: 50 Years of Innovation and Enterprise’, a momentous book charting the development of the cluster.

This living history of technology was only made possible by inspirational people, many of whom are present today to attend this celebration of innovation.

The Cambridge Phenomenon is available to purchase and more information is available on

Written by Claire Lynn

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