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About CAPE

The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) is a unique form of joint partnership between the University of Cambridge and a number of strategic companies of international importance in the supply chain for the photonics and electronics industries.

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CAPE Mission

To invent and develop, through multidisciplinary research, materials, processes, components and systems; define the future strategy and market implementation; and set the industry agendas for the convergence of photonic and electronic technology platforms

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CAPE Objectives

CAPE delivers Technology from Science. We do this by accessing world leading expertise in every branch of engineering and science at Cambridge University and by collaborative work with the support of cutting edge R&D facilities in the CAPE Building, home of the University’s Electrical Engineering Division. We are energetic collaborators, driven by results and focused on novel ideas for early stage intellectual properties

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CAPE Brochure

Download our brochure to find out more about CAPE

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Acorn Fund

CAPE has created a special funding scheme, the CAPE Acorn Fund, to support innovative research initiatives from young researchers, in parallel or complementary with their current research.

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Work with us

CAPE always welcomes the participation of new industry partners who look to leverage our expertise and at the same time provide a synergistic fit with our existing partners


Views from our Partners

Views from CAPE Partners on their relationship with CAPE

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Partner Links

Useful information from our Partners

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CAPE Grand Challenge 2021 call deadline 29 January 2021

Dec 15, 2020

CAPE has issued a call for Grand Challenge project outlines with a deadline for submission of 29 January 2021.

Blue Sky Talk: Dr Kun Li - Solid-State Holographic LiDAR with 360 Degree Field of View

Oct 05, 2020

Blue Sky Talk on 12 October 10:30: Dr Kun Li - Solid-State Holographic LiDAR with 360 Degree Field of View

CAPE Lecture by Prof. Patrick Langdon on CAPE project on AI with Jaguar Land Rover

Oct 05, 2020

CAPE Lecture on 12 October: Prof. Patrick Langdon - 'Working with Jaguar Land Rover on Artificial Intelligence CAPE projects on Predictive touchscreens, human-machine interface in automotive industry'.

Contactless touch technology developed by CAPE and Jaguar Land Rover to help fight bacteria and viruses

Jul 27, 2020

A ‘no-touch touchscreen’ developed for use in cars could also have widespread applications in a post-COVID-19 world, by reducing the risk of transmission of pathogens on surfaces.

Call for CAPE Acorn Blue Sky Award 2020

Jun 30, 2020

CAPE invites engineering postdoctoral researchers, either individually or in a small team, to submit Blue Sky research ideas for a 1-year project on any engineering-related topic.

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