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. The Open Programme, held annually in September, offers individuals a week of intensive training at the University of Cambridge, focusing on research commercialisation. For a flavour of the programme, read one delegate’s review of 2017.

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, Southern Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. To learn about some of the international programmes we have worked on, visit our case studies page.

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.

For more information about this programme, contact Head of International Relations and Outreach Programmes Shirley Jamieson.


* Dynamic Cities: June 27 2018. Cambridge named as Europe’s second most dynamic city outperforming Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin.

* Global University Venturing: 25 May 2018. Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds top of global list of universities for capital raised 2013-17 and second only to Stanford University in the number of seed-fund deals.

* MIT Skoltech report: June 2014. Names University of Cambridge as the third most innovative university in the world behind MIT and Stanford.

Image: Rio de Janeiro, via istockphoto. Aerial view from a helicopter of the city of Rio de Janeiro with the Corcovado mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer with Sugarloaf mountain in the background.