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Flusso CTO wins Entrepreneur of Year award

Professor Florin Udrea, Flusso CTO and co-founder, has just been named as ‘Cambridge Enterprise Academic Entrepreneur of the Year’ for his outstanding work as an innovator and founder over the last year.

The Entrepreneur of the Year is one of several awards made each year by the business newspaper ‘Business Weekly’ to recognise the people and companies driving and sustaining Cambridge as a science and technology powerhouse.

The awards were started over 30 years ago and this year’s panel of judges included Dr Hermann Hauser, Amadeus Capital Partners; Hanadi Jabado, executive director of The Entrepreneurship Centre at Judge Business School; and Cambridge Network executive director Claire Ruskin, as well as judges from AstraZeneca, PwC and Barclays.

In addition to being a key figure within Flusso, Florin has helped to found four other pioneering and successful Cambridge companies:

  • Cambridge Semiconductor in power ICs, sold to Power Integrations in Silicon Valley;
  • smart sensor company Cambridge CMOS Sensors, sold to ams;
  • Cambridge Microelectronics, a consultancy business that specialises in power devices; and
  • Cambridge GaN Devices, which is developing high-voltage GaN technology.

Florin has published over 500 papers, holds over 200 international patents in sensors and power semiconductors, and has received multiple awards for his outstanding contribution to British engineering.

He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2015, and in 2018 was awarded the Royal Society Mullard Award jointly with Professor Julian Gardner, who co-founded Flusso and Cambridge CMOS Sensors with him.

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