We are delighted to announce the appointment of Soraya Jones as our new Entrepreneur in Residence. Dr Jones, who was the founder-CEO of the successful Cambridge Wireless from 2007 until March this year, will be responsible for business support for companies at the Innovation Centre.
Dr Jones, who was the founder-CEO of the successful Cambridge Wireless from 2007 until March this year, will be responsible for business support for companies at the Innovation Centre. Soraya will also develop key international partnerships by further enhancing the prestigious reputation of the Centre as an Innovative hotspot in the region.
Soraya commented: “I feel honoured to be working at a vibrant place like St John’s Innovation Centre. Its position in the Cambridge cluster and international standing provide strong foundations for future expansion. I am excited at the prospect of helping tenants accelerate their growth and forming partnerships with similar centres in the UK and in Europe.”
David Gill, Managing Director of St John’s Innovation Centre, says: “It’s a great advantage for us to have found someone of the calibre of Soraya. She is already well-known here because Cambridge Wireless began in our back office and remained at the Innovation Centre until it outgrew the available space in 2013.
Soraya combines a detailed understanding of the Cambridge market with the international vision and expertise the Centre needs for the future. I very much look forward to working with her.”
Born in Malaysia, Soraya holds BSc and MSc degrees from Indiana State University and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Before setting up Cambridge Wireless (which she grew to a membership of 400 companies, with 20 industry Special Interest Groups), she served as Director of Commercial Partnerships at Tribal plc and Programme Development Manager at the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry.
We look forward to working with Soraya and welcome her to the SJIC team.