Arun Venkatasubramanian

Associate Director at Cambridge Consultants

Arun Venkatasubramanian is Associate Director of the Global Medical Technology division at Cambridge Consultants, and technology leader for their smart implantable medical devices group that helps clients develop novel, active, passive and semi-passive implantable medical devices addressing a multitude of disease states in patients. During his 7 years at Cambridge Consultants, Arun has designed and developed several novel antennas for medical and commercial applications. Most recently, Arun was one of the technical authorities on the engineering of the world’s first Bluetooth-enabled neurostimulation implant (>5cm under the skin) that permits a doctor or patient’s smartphone to communicate directly with the implant.

Prior to joining Cambridge Consultants, Arun – who earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks – worked as a Senior RF Engineer at Time Domain Corporation in Huntsville, Alabama, where he developed several novel ultra-wide band antennas and radio systems for the real-time tracking of assets and people inside buildings. During his 8 year stint in academia, he co-authored a discovery paper on Whistler mode waves in the Magnetosphere, and published more than a dozen peer-reviewed conference and journal papers. Arun has also been named as an inventor on 3 worldwide patents.

Cambridge Consultants is a world-class product development and technology consulting firm, specialising in helping clients achieve the seemingly impossible.

Our expert engineers, scientists, mathematicians and designers tackle more than 300 challenging projects each year for companies throughout Asia, Europe and the US. Our clients can be small, innovative start-ups or large blue-chip organisations. But what they have in common is bold ambition to break new ground and gain competitive advantage through disruptive innovation.

Widely seen as a founding father of the Cambridge technology cluster in the UK, we’ve been at the forefront of innovation for nearly 60 years. Our contribution includes a string of world firsts ranging from the first wireless implanted cardiac pacing system for heart failure patients to the first ‘mixed mode’ (digital and analogue) ground-to-air radio system controlling air traffic over the majority of the planet. We’ve also spun out more than 20 successful start-ups, including four which have grown to become billion-dollar firms. One such spin-out is CSR (formerly known as Cambridge Silicon Radio), which originated single-chip Bluetooth technology and was acquired for $2.7bn by Samsung and Qualcomm.

As well as medical technology and wireless communications, our work includes consumer products, industrial developments, oil and gas technology, and digital health breakthroughs. Our varied mix of skills and industry expertise creates a unique melting pot of innovation. For our clients, this translates into a faster time to market, an increased return on product development investment and lower risk. We have all the in-house skills and facilities needed to help clients through the entire development process – from creating innovative concepts all the way to taking products into manufacturing.

For more than a decade, we have grown every year and we now have a global workforce of 750. In the last three years alone, we have doubled the scale of our US East Coast presence in Boston; acquired the 140-strong Synapse product development business on the West Coast of the US; and opened sales offices in Singapore and Japan; as well as growing our UK facilities.