8power opens new office at Future Business Centre Cambridge

8power Limited, the Cambridge University spin out, focused on commercialising vibration energy harvesting for wireless sensors and Internet of Things devices, is pleased to announce a move to the Allia Future Business Centre in Cambridge UK.

fbc_building_smallAntony Rix, 8power CEO said “Our move to the Future Business Centre will allow us to recruit further staff and accelerate our product development. We have taken enough office space for our expanding team and are delighted to secure workshop space for development, manufacturing and testing of our cutting-edge energy harvesting and wireless technologies”.

The Future Business Centre is located at the heart of the Cambridge technology community and is adjacent to Cambridge Science Park.

Earlier this year 8power received approximately US$1m in seed funding from IP Group plc, the University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund III, managed by Parkwalk Advisors, and Cambridge Enterprise, the commercial arm of Cambridge University. Antony commented “The investment will enable us to move quickly from prototypes to product, firstly for trials and then volume deployments.”

Details of 8power technology can be found at www.8power.com

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About 8power

8power is a new start-up company commercialising novel vibration energy harvesting (VEH) technology developed by researchers from the University of Cambridge. The target markets for the technology are self-powered wireless & IoT devices for sensing and measurement in industrial applications.

VEH enables power to be generated from a variety of vibration sources including motors, moving vehicles, or traffic-induced movement in structures such as bridges. The patented technology delivers 10 times higher electrical power than existing VEH systems by employing the principle of parametric resonance. This exciting discovery was pioneered by leading academics at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge.

For more information

Please contact 8power on +44 1223 781610 or www.8power.com

8power Limited, Future Business Centre, King’s Hedges Road, Cambridge CB4 2HY, UK

About Allia Future Business Centre 

Allia Future Business Centre in Cambridge has been created to help people and organisations that want to start or grow an enterprise that has a positive impact on people, planet or place.

They offer affordable and flexible workspace and expert business support through free programmes like Serious Impact to help entrepreneurs start and grow impact ventures
For more information on the Allia Future Business Centre please call 01223 781200 or visit www.futurebusinesscentre.co.uk
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