Cambridge Enterprise offers an important and effective consultancy service which enables the University to share its knowledge with government, industry and the public sector and make a direct impact on society.
Connecting academics and industry
Our goal is to make the process of consultancy easier for academics and the organisations in need of their expertise. Our service covers the administrative issues associated with consultancy projects, including negotiation of contract terms and conditions, arrangements for use of University facilities, invoicing, debt collection, and income distribution. This leaves staff free to focus on the project at hand.
Why do consultancy?
Consultancy covers a wide range of activities for clients from all over the world. Staff gain valuable experience, as well as possible future benefits including research collaborations and studentships.
Who can do consultancy?
Any member of University staff may undertake consultancy through Cambridge Enterprise, including academic, academic-related and assistant staff, as well as PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.
What types of work can I do?
Consultancy can take many different forms, but some recent consultancy projects undertaken include:
- Technical and creative solutions to specific client problems
- Provision of expert reports on technical, economic and commercial issues
- Expert witness advice
- Serving on Scientific Advisory Boards
- Managed access to university technical facilities
Find out more about the benefits of using our consultancy services