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Start-up of the Year Commendation

CMOS Sensors runner-up in British Engineering Excellence Awards

Spin-out company Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd was a runner-up in this year’s British Engineering Excellence Awards and was highly commended by the competition’s judges.

The company, nominated for ‘Start-up of the Year’ in the awards, is developing innovative gas-sensing technology, that can be used in a range of residential, commercial and academic applications, including gas detectors, industrial safety, explosive detection and medical diagnostics.

Warwick Ventures helped launch the company in 2008, as a spin-out from the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering and with licensed technology from the University of Warwick. Professor Julian Gardner, Discipline Stream Leader for Electrical and Electronics at the School of Engineering, is one of the co-founders of the business.

The winners of this year’s awards were revealed on Thursday 13 October at the Globe Theatre in London. Some 200 people from the UK’s engineering community gathered to recognize the achievements of all shortlisted organisations.

Cambridge CMOS sensors was pipped at the post by NEUL, an innovative wireless network developer. Other companies on the shortlist included Redtail Telematics, a manufacturer of fleet management products, and engineering design company TBS Cubed.

Quentin Compton-Bishop, CEO of Warwick Ventures, says: “Warwick Ventures is very proud to support Cambridge CMOS Sensors and to have assisted with its development into a highly successful company which has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2008.”

For more information about CCMOSS, visit their website: http://www.ccmoss.com/.