Attended by Cambridge Regional College students, local residents, and local business and community
representatives, these sessions identified key themes for the naming process, resulting in a
long list of potential names.
The longlist was judged against the following criteria: the name should be easy to pronounce; it should align with the promises and values of the Core Site; it should sound like a location; and should be ownable and identifiable with Cambridge. Each name was weighed against this standard, and a shortlist approved by key stakeholders.
THE IDEAS EXCHANGE
A specialist group of Cambridge representatives (the Ideas Exchange) helped narrow down the shortlist to four names for public vote, putting each through multiple rounds of qualitative scoring, group discussion and debate.
THE PUBLIC VOTE
After an exciting and collaborative process, it’s now time for the public vote, with the final announcement coming September 2022.