Company information

Cambridge Enterprise Limited was formed on 1st December 2006 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Cambridge. It is responsible for commercialisation arrangements for University discoveries.

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Cambridge Enterprise works in three overlapping areas:

  • Technology transfer services
    Includes invention disclosure management, patent strategy, filing and maintenance, proof of concept funding, research reagents transfer, intellectual property licensing and bespoke marketing.
  • Consultancy services
    We support University staff who wish to provide expert advice or facilities to public and private sector organisations worldwide.

    This includes negotiation of contract terms, assistance with costing and pricing, formal arrangements for use of University facilities, invoicing, debt collection and income distribution.
  • Cambridge Enterprise seed funds
    We provide pre-seed and seed stage investment for members of the University of Cambridge and the Babraham Institute, to help commercialise innovative research through the creation of new ventures.

    The funds, expertise and networks of the in-house team, backed by the entrepreneurship and business acumen of the Investment Committee, are used to attract seasoned management and follow-on funding to the new businesses.