Cambridge Invents

A series of short films that celebrates the city's astounding technological inventions and the stories behind them  

Click on the images of the inventions to see an exclusive interview with it's inventor. 

#cambridgeinvents is a digital art project presented by Collusion. For updates follow @in_collusion



    Raspberry Pi

    ARM processor

    Webcam




    M-pesa

    LittleBigPlanet PSP

    Pipex


    RuneScape

    Kinect's computer vision

    BBC Micro

We'd love to hear your views about how creative and inventive Cambridge is. Or you can tell us about other inventions we should profile. You might also want to share your own short films about Cambridge inventions - it could be your own invention or you could interview an inventor you know.

We hope to make further series of Cambridge Invents films featuring other wonderful inventions. Maybe you'd like to back us? If so, please do get in touch. 

To hear more about our work, you can follow us on Twitter @in_collusion and Facebook www.facebook.com/InCollusion

Why is Cambridge so inventive? #cambridgeinvents

Cambridge is the UK’s most innovative city, with the latest figures showing that it had more patents granted per 100,000 residents than the next five UK cities combined (1). To celebrate this amazing fact, Collusion presents Cambridge Invents a digital art project that celebrates some of the city's astounding technological inventions and the stories behind them.  So why is Cambridge so inventive? Our short film features exclusive interviews some of the key figure in Cambridge's tech industry to ask them that very question.

We hope that Cambridge Invents will both amaze and inspire you as you find out just how crucial Cambridge technology has been - and still is - to the development of the products and services that have changed the way we live our lives and those of millions of people around the world. Also, what a creative city we live in, one that's full of extraordinary people and ideas. These stories deserve to be heard and shared widely.

This project marks the start of Collusion's conversation with the city, one that aims to engage citizens and organisations in developing Cambridge as an open and collaborative place for the production of experimental contemporary arts and technology, work of a kind that is only possible due to the unique offer of the city. We hope to make further series' of Cambridge Invents films featuring other wonderful inventions. Maybe you'd like to back us? If so, please do get in touch. 

1 Source: Centre for Cities, Cities Outlook 2014

Thanks to our colluders!

Collusion is working with Zoe Svendsen, David Scruton and Patrick Bergel on the development of Cambridge Invents. It's fantastic to be receiving financial support from



Thanks also to Alan Blackwell, Mark Cheverton, Peter Lorenz, Clare Green, Jonathan Austin, John Biggs, and the Festival of Ideas. 

Coverage of Cambridge Invents #cambridgeinvents

Cambridge News 28 October 2014 - Smartphone and tablet scheme launched to help discover Cambridge’s top inventions.

Read more: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Smartphone-tablet-scheme-launched-help-discover/story-23657930-detail/story.html#ixzz3HY3G1BYi 

See our film on Cambridge Ahead's website http://www.cambridgeahead.co.uk/media-centre/videos/why-is-cambridge-so-inventive/