The University of Cambridge Discovery Fund was launched in 2008 as part of the Cambridge 800th Anniversary Campaign. It is a unique renewable resource which gives donors the opportunity to support the University many times over.
Helping Cambridge entrepreneurs succeed
The Discovery Fund is an evergreen fund which provides a critical resource for proof of concept, pre-licence, pre-seed and seed investments, enabling young companies based on Cambridge research to succeed.
Your gift to the Discovery Fund
- will be put to work right away to support a promising innovation
- will have an impact that goes well beyond the initial gift as realisations will be returned to the fund to support future innovations
- can be followed as it works by tracking innovations launched as a result of a gift
- is a wonderful way of supporting innovation and smoothing the path for future entrepreneurs
To make an online donation to the Vice-Chancellor's Discretionary Fund for the 800th Anniversary Campaign in respect of the University of Cambridge Discovery Fund, please visit the Cambridge University Fundraising Campaign.
Donate by post or telephone
If you would prefer to make a donation by post or telephone, please download the Discovery Fund donation form.
For more information on the 800th Anniversary Campaign and ways to give please visit the website for the Cambridge University Fundraising Campaign.