KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMYAlthough the fortunes - and reputation - of the city is built on its academic profile, there are growing state-of-the-art research and development projects in the local area.
Don't be fooled by its stately architecture: Cambridge is incredibly forward-looking. In both educating the leaders of tomorrow in industry, politics and the arts, but also in technology research and development, earning the area the nickname of the 'Silicon Fen'.
Europe's leading Science Park at Cambridge is attracting some of the world's leading international organisations. Software and bioscience development agencies proliferate, such as ARM, the market leader in mobile phone chips, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft Research, the first research laboratory established outside the US.
The rapidly expanding Biomedical Campus on Hills Road, the largest of its kind in Europe - and a stone's throw from The Marque - is accelerating the delivery of world-class biomedical innovation. Fourteen nobel prizes are associated with the campus, whose occupiers include Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cancer Research UK, GlaxoSmithKline and the new Papworth Hospital.