Cambridge fertility technology is daddy of them all in Europe
Cambridge Temperature Concepts was pipped for the global title in Qualcomm Ventures’ QPrize competition for wireless innovation but emerged with plenty of cash and kudos.
CTC received $100,000 as champion of Europe for its DuoFertility fertility monitor.CEO and product inventor, Dr Shamus Husheer, who founded CTC in 2006 with other Cambridge University scientists, told Business Weekly: “We also got kudos for the best 30-second pitch with the almighty one liner – my name is Shamus and my job is to get millions of women pregnant.”An air of expectancy is never far away from CTC. The company is believed to be on the cusp of some exciting commercial deals and new funding cannot be ruled out.Qualcomm named New York company Enterproid as the global winner of QPrize, which provides seed funding to start-up wireless companies in six regions worldwide.Enterproid’s ‘Divide’ application allows Android and iPhone owners to use the devices for both work-related and personal uses with security that doesn’t compromise the IT infrastructure of their employer. It divides the smart phone into work and personal modes. The company won $250,000.Regional winners were: Europe – Cambridge Temperature Concepts; Israel – Corrigon, which makes a mobile shopping application; China – Ji Ke, which developed a mobile apps store platform; South Korea – Kiwiple, which has an augmented reality social networking application; India – Reverie Language Technologies, which eliminates language barriers for businesses on mobile devices.• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: CTC CEO Dr Shamus Husheer with CSO Dr Oriane Chausiaux