Cambridge Wireless has joined forces with the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) to offer local technology start-up businesses the opportunity to win cash prizes in a competition to find the best new wireless technologies. 
The competition runs across five categories of wireless technology:
  • Green radio – wireless technologies that address environmental concerns
  • Hot applications and services – for software developers/service providers 
  • Health and wellness – using wireless technology solutions to solve health-related issues
  • Technology design – for those with a new take on technology, and; 
  • Emerging disruptive ideas – for the best ideas that might come out of research and development.
Closing for entries on 29 October, the competition will be judged by leading industry figures and winners will be announced at the Cambridge Wireless Founders’ Awards dinner on Thursday 9 December at Newnham College, Cambridge. 
Pictured above is one of the UK’s leading technology inventors Trevor Baylis, who himself developed the wind up radio.
Alongside the competition, Cambridge Wireless will provide a series of ‘masterclasses’ to help technology-focused start-ups – wireless or otherwise – to address common issues when starting and growing their business. The launch event, ‘Show us the money’ will be hosted on Tuesday 13 July 2010 at the Møller Centre, Cambridge, and will provide top tips on securing critical early-stage investment. The event starts at 12:00pm.
Further masterclasses will be hosted across the East of England, as the Discovering Start-Ups programme seeks to promote, celebrate and encourage technology entrepreneurship across the region.