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Sharing knowledge and expertise

We facilitate a professional consultancy service which enables the University to share its knowledge with government, industry and the public sector, to drive change and make a direct impact on society.

We work with both academic and external partners to ensure project expectations are understood and all parties protected. While we work primarily with researchers who have already been contacted by potential consultancy clients, we are happy to use our networks and experience to help organisations find a consultant.

Types of consultancy projects

  • Technical and creative solutions to specific business 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
  • Reviews of government strategy and policies
  • Art restoration and social housing assessments
  • Development of bespoke training programmes
  • Provision of advice for and appearance in film and TV documentaries


The University of Cambridge has many specialist facilities embedded throughout its Departments, from High Performance Computing to mass spectrometry labs. External clients can make use of these facilities through a consultancy contract with Cambridge Enterprise. This may involve contracting with a University expert. For example, an academic consultant could carry out analysis on a client’s samples and provide the client with the raw data and a report on the results.

Find out more

If you would like to learn more about our consultancy services or using University of Cambridge facilities, please get in touch by completing our general enquiry form.

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