Start a conversation

If you are a member of staff or a student of the University of Cambridge looking to generate impact from your research, we’d love to talk to you.

Whether you have an early stage idea, invention or research tool, are interested in starting a company or social enterprise, wish to share your expertise via consultancy, or want to discuss another opportunity, you can talk confidentially with us.

Get the ball rolling in a way that suits you, from an informal chat to an online enquiry form.

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Talk to us online: virtual drop-in sessions

We host regular online drop-in sessions for University members interested in generating impact from their research. Have an informal chat with a member of our team.


Tell us your idea

Start a conversation by completing a short form telling us a little about your idea.

Please let us know your contact details and an indication of what you would like to discuss to help us put you in touch with the most appropriate person. Information shared with Cambridge Enterprise is confidential.


Looking for a disclosure form?

Have you previously worked with us or been asked to complete a full disclosure form by a member of the Cambridge Enterprise team? Our full Invention, Reagent, Software and Copyright and Consultancy disclosure forms can be found below.

Looking for another way to get in touch?

If none of the above options meet your enquiry, get in touch using the enquiry form below. Click on the orange arrow below to reveal the form.

Complete an enquiry form

If none of the above options meet your enquiry, please get in touch with us using the form below.

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What happens next?

You have come up with an exciting commercial idea – but what do you do next? Find out more about the commercial journey of a University idea, and the possible activities at each stage of that journey.

The journey of a University idea

Develop a commercial opportunity

Learn more about how we work with you to transform your ideas into commercial opportunities attractive to organisations that can bring them to market

Develop a commercial opportunity

Want to learn more?

Be a consultant

Discover more about engaging in academic consultancy, why you might do this, and the support and resources we offer.

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Start a company or social enterprise

We can help with a range of support, resources, expertise and access to early stage funding for University members wanting to start a company or social enterprise.

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Research tools

Research tools are assets produced over the course of your research that are ready to be licensed without further development. Learn more about the support we offer.

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