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Cambridge event showcases supersonic car and the best of UK engineering

Last week innovative design and technology consultancy Cambridge Design Partnership held an event in conjunction with Cambridge Network, the business network for Cambridge’s technology hub, to celebrate their involvement with the Bloodhound Project and showcase the best of UK engineering.

The Bloodhound Project is supported by many organisations, including a number of Cambridge technology companies who are providing a range of specialist services for the initiative. The rocket-powered car is being built to exceed speeds of 1,000 miles per hour in an attempt to break the world land speed record.

Sponsored by Cambridge Design Partnership, who helped Cambridge Network organise the event, the evening proved to be a hit with the 190 attendees, who gathered to hear talks, see footage of rocket tests, and try out the ‘Bloodhound Driving Experience’ simulator, which allowed delegates the virtual experience of driving over 1,000mph!

The event included talks from Tony Parraman, Head of Sponsor Liaison at Bloodhound, who presented the aims and challenges of the Bloodhound Project, and highlighted the inspiring education programme that the Project delivers to schools nationwide. Mike Beadman discussed why Cambridge Design Partnership became a sponsor and how they went on to develop the design of the steering wheel for the Bloodhound car. John Frankham from Cosworth also presented about their involvement.

Commenting on the evening, Mike Beadman of Cambridge Design Partnership said, “It was fantastic to see so much interest in engineering and design, and particularly good to see a number of younger people attending. Cambridge Design Partnership got on board with the Bloodhound project because we believe it’s vital to encourage children to develop an interest in science and engineering, and Bloodhound is actively inspiring the next generation. We’re proud to be part of the Bloodhound journey and look forward to the exciting developments that are still to come.”

The event was held on Thursday 7th November and was available free of charge to members of Cambridge Network.

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About Cambridge Design Partnership
Cambridge Design Partnership is a consulting company that develops ‘first of a kind’ products in the healthcare, consumer, energy and industrial sectors. We combine leading engineering talent with business acumen and a deep understanding of the technical and human needs that drive innovation.

Cambridge Design Partnership’s multi-disciplined experts and proven process will benefit any multinational or ambitious company aiming to maximise their return on investment in innovation.

Working as an integrated team, the company creates new products with a dynamic, flexible approach that leads to enduring client relationships, anchored by high quality work and excellent customer service. Our diverse team of engineers, scientists and designers has grown rapidly to establish a world leading reputation for technical excellence, astute project management and, above all, thinking differently.

Contact Laura Cavaliere at CDP for more information at / +44 (0) 1223 264428
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