International Outreach

Turning global knowledge into stronger economies

Regarded as one of the best* knowledge transfer operations in the world, Cambridge Enterprise is frequently asked to provide advice, training and support to governments and universities around the globe that wish to grow by commercialising their research and knowledge base.

Through its International Outreach Programme, Cambridge Enterprise offers its international clients consultancy support, training courses and visit programmes that can be as short as one day or as long as several months, and include mentoring in the client’s home country.

Since its inception in 2011 Cambridge Enterprise has helped academic and government partners in Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. To learn about some of the international programmes we have worked on, visit our case studies page.

Get in touch

If you’d like to visit Cambridge Enterprise please contact us initially by email at

Please note that we can provide a free one hour visit providing your request has a clear relevance to commercialisation of research. Visits lasting more than one hour require extra resource and will therefore be charged for.

Research Commercialisation Open Programme

The Open Programme, held annually in September, offers individuals a week of intensive training at the University of Cambridge, focusing on research commercialisation. Held in Cambridge, UK, the Open Programme is aimed at those who wish to understand the basics of how new ideas and research outcomes are commercialised at the University of Cambridge and in the wider Cambridge Cluster.

The Open Programme is of particular relevance to university technology transfer staff, academic entrepreneurs, government advisors, policymakers and others with an interest in this area. For a flavour of the programme, read about last year’s course or gain insight into a delegate’s experience of the 2017 programme.

Visit the Research Commercialisation Open Programme 2019 page for more information, including how to apply.

For queries regarding the Open Programme, please email

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