There’s nothing artificial about the benefits of AI

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The data challenge The business benefits of data analytics are clear to most organisations – in fact, a recent survey found that 90% of business users agree that data and analytics are central to their digital transformation initiatives and to ensuring that they remain competitive. The challenge with ‘Big Data’ is that the datasets are too large, […]

Unicorns, universities and unbridled opportunity

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Unicorns, universities and unbridled opportunity: why Cambridge is the best home for tech start-ups The UK tech sector achieved its best year ever in 2021, with more investments, more unicorns and more jobs than ever. In fact, the UK’s tech ecosystem is now valued at $1 trillion, a milestone only achieved by China and the […]

iKVA announced as one of Deeptech Labs Spring Cohort

We’re delighted to announce that we are one of Deeptech Labs’ Spring 2022 cohort.  Founded in 2020 by ARM, Cambridge Innovation Capital, Martlet Capital, Ewan Kirk and the University of Cambridge, Deeptech Labs is an accelerator programme and VC fund. The accelerator supports deeptech companies like us to move from prototype and proof of concept to […]

Mining Data Not Diamonds

Mining Data Not Diamonds The mining sector generates huge volumes of data on a daily basis; a single drill hole can produce up to 200GB of data, with data points being generated from thousands of sensors and instruments deployed in all areas of raw material exploration and extraction.  However, this data is frequently stored on […]

When Pizza Isn’t Enough

Employee happiness is not just buying in pizza for the team … Ok, so that’s a bit of a generalisation, but people like to do the best work they can, they get frustrated when they find it hard to do this and trying to make up for it by providing perks (nice as pizza is) […]

iKVA launchpad for new Apollo lift-off

20 May, 2022 – 11:32 By Tony Quested, Business Weekly  iKVA, a Cambridge-based creator of AI-enabled knowledge management software solutions, has launched a new search solution for users of Apollo – The University of Cambridge’s Institutional Repository housed at Cambridge University Library.   iKVA, a Cambridge-based creator of AI-enabled knowledge management software solutions, has launched a new search […]

iKVA named AI Start Up of The Year at Computing’s AI and Machine Learning Awards

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We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve been named AI Start Up Of The Year at Computing’s AI and Machine Learning Awards. We were chosen for having an “intelligent product making an immediate impact”. Jon Horden, iKVA’s CEO, said: “This is further evidence that iKVA are being recognised as showing genuine value and gamechangers in […]


document graveyard

SharePoint: Can you afford to maintain a document Graveyard?   As I hit the SharePoint upload button, I can’t help thinking: RIP, sweet marketing spreadsheet – will anyone caress your columns or revisit your rows again? Sleep well little cell…  And, as it turns out, I’m not the only one. Despite SharePoint’s traction and maturity, it […]

iKVA Named Start Up Of The Year at Cambridge Science & Tech Awards

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We had a fantastic evening at the Cambridge Science and Technology Awards yesterday, where we were named Start Up Of The Year. Editor Paul Brackley, who hosted the event and chaired the judging panel, said: “It was a wonderful evening, full of stories of innovation and ingenuity. “The judging panel had a very challenging task […]

The Rise of Vector Search

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In the past couple of years more and more companies seem to be shouting about Vector Search and how this technology is the next big thing when it comes to finding and discovering information.  Microsoft is now using Vector Search with Bing (, Home Depot use it for a better shopping experience on their website […]