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Sir James Dyson opens invention powerhouse at the University of Cambridge

last modified May 26, 2016 06:23 PM

Sir James Dyson opened some of the world’s most advanced engineering facilities at the University of Cambridge on the 9 May 2016, giving the institution’s students and academics the space and means to prototype, invent and collaborate on cutting-edge research. The development has been funded by a £8m donation from the James Dyson Foundation, the largest gift ever received by Cambridge’s Department of Engineering.

The open plan design provides the means to encourage sharing of ideas and a collaborative environment for over 1,200. Head of the Department of Engineering, Professor David Cardwell, said: “Collaboration is at the heart of solving global engineering challenges and the new James Dyson Building brings brilliant researchers from across disciplines together with industrial practitioners to serve our cities, transportation and energy systems with novel techniques.

 

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