Cambridge Consultants is a global product development and technology consultancy firm providing outsourced research and development services.
It has been described as the third significant factor in the creation of Silicon Fen and as ‘The firm behind the future.’
Established in 1960, the company was the brainchild of three Cambridge University graduates – Tim Eiloart, Rodney Dale and David Southward – who wanted to "put the brains of Cambridge University at the disposal of the problems of British industry".
Many high-tech companies within the Cambridge cluster can trace their roots back to Cambridge Consultants. This includes around 20 successful spin-out ventures – three of Cambridge’s fifteen billion-dollar companies: Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR), Domino and Xaar.