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History

Cambashi is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, where it was founded by Cambridge University graduate Mike Evans in 1984.  Evans worked in the research and development phase of the Computer Aided Design (CAD) industry as it originated in the 1960s at MIT in the US and Cambridge in the UK.  Later, in the commercialization phase, he was involved in worldwide sales and marketing of CAD in Japan.   We continue to retain our links with Cambridge University.

 

Over the years, Cambashi’s scope has expanded beyond CAD and product development application areas into enterprise applications, IT infrastructure and mission-critical applications.  Cambashi also expanded to provide truly international coverage through our worldwide network of associates.  In 2008 we established a permanent North American base in Massachusetts, with a briefing center in downtown Boston.  

 

1984   Founded by Mike Evans, focused on advisory services for users and suppliers of CAD/CAM and related Computer Aided Technologies

 

1988  Co-founded CATN, the Computer Aided Technologies Network, a European Consortium providing advisory services on these technologies

 

1990   Published the first annual Marketing Managers Handbook providing quantitative information on technical applications markets

 

1993   CATN conducts large scale CIME Vertical Markets study for European Commission investigating user demand for software solutions

 

1995   Holds the first annual networking seminar on sales and marketing issues of Information Technology for Industry

 

1997   Authors first edition of Ovum Evaluates “ERP for Manufacturers

 

2003   Published the first Cambashi Market Observatory providing global quantitative research on the Technical Applications software market

 

2005   First release of e-learning courseware teaching how vertical industries operate

 

2006   First MESA Metrics that Matter report conducted by Industry Directions

 

2007   Invited submission to the UK Governments Science and Innovation Policy “Sainsbury Review

 

2008   Merged operations with Boston, MA based Industry Directions, a research firm specialising in shop floor and supply chain solutions to form Cambashi Inc.

 

2009   Host Minister for Science and Innovation, Cambridge's high technology cluster

 

2010   First publication of the Cambashi Systems Engineering and Embedded Software Product Observatory, with research findings originally published at COFES Israel. Cambashi shared its research observations on the technical applications market in Israel on IDGConnect 

 

2012   Reuters covers Cambashi's report on quality and innovation in medical device manufacturing, originally published in FierceSmartGrid

 

2013   Participates in COFES Russia