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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.

Talk to us

Impact intros

Talk to us in person: Impact Intros

3.30-5.30pm, last Wednesday of every month at the Hauser Forum

Pop in and join us for a chat and meet with like-minded people over coffee and cake.


Laptop and headset

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.


Get started

Start a conversation by getting in touch using the form below and 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.

Talk to us about your idea

To access this form you must have a University of Cambridge Raven login. To continue with the form, please login here. If at any time you would like to save the form and continue it later, please scroll down to the bottom of the form to access the save feature. You will be prompted for an email address where a link allowing you to access the form will be sent. Every time you save the form, a new link will be emailed to you. You will have 30 days to submit the form before it expires.

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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

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.

Can't find what you are looking for?

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

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