University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Cambridge has many business partners. Together, we transform ideas into ground-breaking applications and products.

These collaborations range from research projects and enterprise initiatives through to recruitment and the provision of executive and professional development courses.
The University Research Office works with external organisations to develop and maximise research outcomes for long-term mutual benefit. In addition, many departments have dedicated Business Development Officers, Research Facilitators and Knowledge Transfer Facilitators to offer further assistance and to external organisations. In addition, many departments have dedicated Business Development Officers, Research Facilitators and Knowledge Transfer Facilitators to offer further assistance to external organisations. 

Cambridge Enterprise is responsible forsupports the commercialisation of technology arising from the University’s research. It also provides Consultancy Services for University staff wishing to provide expert advice to private and public sector organisations, and access to capital and expertise via Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds.

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Consortium to launch £40 million Apollo Therapeutics Fund

Three global pharmaceutical companies (AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson Innovation) and the technology transfer offices of three world-leading universities (Imperial College London, University of Cambridge and UCL) have joined forces with a combined £40 million to create the Apollo Therapeutics Fund.

Managing stress: the search for new ‘superalloys’

Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy,founded in 1994, it is one of a global network of over 30 such centres.

Santander SME Growth Club at Cambridge

Santander UK is strengthening its partnership with Cambridge Judge Business School by supporting a new SME Growth Club .

Cambridge: A magnet for global business

The entrepreneurial spirit pervades every aspect of Cambridge life.

Mott MacDonald and Cambridge Knowledge Exchange

Mott MacDonald engineer Katie Liu has taken part in a secondment to Cambridge's Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC).

BP Institute for Multiphase Flow at Cambridge

The BP Institute for Multiphase Flow was established by BP in 1999/2000 via an endowment fund of approximately £25m. The Institute conducts open research across a wide range of topics under the theme of multiphase flow and surface chemistry. The topics range from the microscale to ocean mixing, and involves industrial relationships from oil industry to paint and food.

Place related collaboration

How are universities in the UK positioning their resources and strengths differentially to contribute to innovation and economic development?

University - business collaboration in services vis-à-vis manufacturing firms

Collaboration between universities and industry is an important enabler of innovation in many industries, but study used to focus on the manufacturing sector.

Hybrid-electric aeroplane from Boeing and the University of Cambridge

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, working with Boeing, have successfully tested the first aircraft powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system.