The Raspberry Pi team who created a tiny computer designed to involve children in coding has been awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Prize – one of Britain’s most prestigious engineering awards. The company was launched in 2012 and since then has sold more than 14 million credit card-size computers worldwide. Eben Upton, founder of Raspberry Pi and alumnus of the Executive MBA programme at Cambridge Judge (EMBA 2009), said: “A big bit of business is people using it to automate factory processes. We’ve democratised access to a high level of technological performance at a low cost.” (subscription).
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