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He believes that the steep decline in access to readily available funding for university research will have serious detrimental effects if alternatives are not sought. “Universities should be incentivised to kick start the development of new technologies and products by assigning IP to innovative UK businesses at minimal extra cost,” said Andy Hopper. “The payback is that universities could get a one or two per cent shareholding on the basis that some of these companies will become the next generation of ARMs and CSRs. There is growing support for these ideas and it is already happening in a number of UK universities.” Professor Hopper has co-founded a dozen spin-outs and start-ups, including Virata, a global chip company and more recently RealVNC and Ubisense. Hopper also collaborated with Hermann Hauser for his earlier venture at Acorn Computers. His talk last night also argued that the Government is not doing enough to harness the UK’s rich seam of engineering skills and innovation and needs to do more to encourage young people to follow careers in science and technology. Professor William Webb, CEO of the Weightless SIG and Cambridge Wireless Board member said, “It was a pleasure and inspiration to hear Professor Hopper present his views on a topic that is imperative to the wireless industry characterised by the growing number of companies that make up the Cambridge cluster. There is so much potential in university IP that it is only logical that the companies best placed to exploit and develop it should be granted easy access.” The Prestigious Lectures Series has been specially designed and created for Cambridge Wireless Founder Members and is chaired by Professor William Webb. The Andy Hopper lecture was sponsored by Rohde & Schwarz. For more information please visit www.cambridgewireless.co.uk or follow on Twitter – #CWLecture About Cambridge Wireles Cambridge Wireless is a leading industry forum and vibrant community with a rapidly expanding network of companies actively involved in the development and application of wireless technologies. In addition to high level networking dinners and events, a strong educational programme and business development activities, Cambridge Wireless runs the annual Future of Wireless International Conference along with the prestigious Discovering Start-Ups programme and competition to support emerging, innovative wireless companies. Sixteen Special Interest Groups focused on specific technologies and market sectors, also provide opportunities for members to meet, form partnerships to exploit new commercial opportunities, and share knowledge and information about the latest industry trends and hot topics. Cambridge Wireless has partnerships with other leading industry clusters and organisations around the world to extend its international reach and to keep members up to date with the latest global developments and business opportunities. For more information, please visit www.cambridgewireless.co.uk For more information, please contact: Lily Cheng Cambridge Wireless – 01223 422365, lily.cheng@cambridgewireless.co.uk Peter Rennison or Allie Andrews PRPR – 01442 245030, pr@prpr.co.uk / allie@prpr.co.uk ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties.

16 Markets LONDON | Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:57am EDT LONDON Oct 16 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening mixed on Wednesday – down 5 to up 2 points, according to financial bookmakers, as anxious investors hope that talks to avert a U.S. debt default could result in a deal before the Oct. 17 deadline. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * U.S. Senate leaders were still discussing a deal late on Tuesday aimed at raising the debt limit and reopening federal agencies that have been closed for two weeks. Senate aides said a deal was close but earlier hopes that a deal could be announced late on Tuesday were not met. * The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed up 41.46 points, or 0.6 percent, at 6,549.11 points on Tuesday, trading around its highest levels since Sept. 27, which was before the political deadlock that partially shut down the U.S. government. * No FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Wednesday. * UK unemployment data is set for release at 0830 GMT, with the numbers now back in focus as new Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has linked a fall in jobless figures to any future rise in interest rates.