Seed funds


ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator at the Hauser Forum

This four-year programme supports the generation of new firms and jobs across the Eastern Region by:

  • identifying high-potential research and innovation-led opportunities for early-stage business growth
  • supporting the accelerated development growth of new ventures, leading to financial and jobs growth
  • increasing the knowledge and skills of people engaging in key roles across the enterprise lifecycle
  • providing facilities, community support and networking opportunities for the region’s innovators and ventures.

The programme is made possible through support from the Hauser-Raspe Foundation and the East of England Development Agency and is and operated by IfM Education and Consultancy Services.

It incorporates and builds upon the University of Cambridge ideaSpace which was established to support the coordination, development, acceleration and widening of entrepreneurial activity across the Eastern Region.


An appropriate business mentor can make a real difference to the success of a venture, especially in the start-up phase. Please contact Bradley Hardiman for further information on how mentoring can help your new business.

We also hold Mentoring Breakfasts on an ad hoc basis which seek to promote discussion and feedback on University technologies and their route to commercialisation. For more infomation please send us an email.