Cambridge Computer Lab Ring

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The Cambridge Computer Lab Ring[1] is a members' association[2] for staff and graduates of the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory. It was formed in 2002[3] as a non-profit, independent and voluntary members’ association,[2] but was absorbed into the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory in 2012.[4][1] It was named by Maurice Wilkes.[2]

The association was mentioned by Richard Lambert in the Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration as an example of how "universities, departments and faculties should develop their alumni networks in order to build closer relationships with their graduates working in the business community."[5]

Hall of Fame[edit]

The association claims that, as of January 2018, there are 267 companies created by computer lab graduates and staff.[6] A 'Company of the Year' is chosen from this list annually.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Cambridge Computer Lab Ring". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Computer Laboratory: Careers". University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 16 January 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  3. ^ Quested, Tony (27 March 2012). "Gates no barrier to Bango enterprise". Business Weekly. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Cambridge Computer Lab Ring – Filing history (free information from Companies House)". Archived from the original on 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ Lambert, Richard (December 2003). "Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration" (PDF). Lambert Review. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. p. 32. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 September 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  6. ^ "The Hall of Fame – companies started by Computer Lab graduates and staff". Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Hall of Fame Awards". Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Computer Lab's 'nannies for newcos'". Business Weekly. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Linguamatics named lord of the Ring". Business Weekly. 20 April 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d "Cambridge spawns its 15th $1 billion company". Business Weekly. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Mistral wins 'Product of the Year'". 14 April 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

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