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A guide to the information we publish


Cambridge Enterprise has adopted the latest Model Publication Scheme produced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the independent authority responsible for compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). As Cambridge Enterprise is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Cambridge, this Guide to Information has been produced in accordance with the Information Commissioner’s Definition Document for Universities and other Higher Education Institutions.

This Guide was last updated November 2020.


This Guide contains information grouped into the following seven categories, as delineated by the ICO:

  • Who we are and what we do
  • What we spend and how we spend it
  • What our priorities are and how we are doing
  • How we make decisions
  • Our policies and procedures
  • Lists and registers
  • The services we offer

Copies of requested datasets are published on the most appropriate pages of Cambridge Enterprise’s website depending on their contents.

Information is not published in this Scheme:

  1. where Cambridge Enterprise does not hold it,
  2. where Cambridge Enterprise considers is to be exempt under one of the exemptions in Part II of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) exceptions, or its release is prohibited under another statute;
  3. where it is archived, out-of-date, or otherwise inaccessible; or
  4. where Cambridge Enterprise considers that it would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release.


This website contains much of the information that Cambridge Enterprise publishes. Many of the documents are in digital format and can be downloaded from the site free of charge.


Most of the information contained in the Publication Scheme and listed in this Guide can be downloaded from the Cambridge Enterprise website free of charge. Cambridge Enterprise reserves the right to make a small charge for printed copies of some documents available on the website, to cover administrative costs.


This guide scheme is regularly reviewed and updated. Cambridge Enterprise welcomes feedback about both the information provided and the access to it. Comments should be directed to the Information Officer by email to enquiries@enterprise.cam.ac.uk, noting ‘Freedom of Information’ in the email subject. Further information can be found on our Freedom of Information pages.

If you would like this Scheme, or any of the information it covers, in a more accessible format, please contact the Information Officer to discuss additional ways in which the information may be made available to you.


The copyright in this Guide, and its contents, is reserved to Cambridge Enterprise Limited. Datasets are published with the required licensing permissions.

Requests for information not included in the Scheme

Information held by Cambridge Enterprise which is not contained in the Publication Scheme and listed in this Guide may be requested in writing:

Information Officer

Cambridge Enterprise Limited, University of Cambridge

Hauser Forum, 3 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge CB3 0GT

Such requests will be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Guide to Information


Cambridge Enterprise Limited was formed on 1 December 2006 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge enterprise is responsible for the commercialisation of University research outputs for the benefit of society.

Cambridge Enterprise’s teams work in three overlapping areas:

  • Technology Transfer is focused on commercialising University knowledge and technology by working with academics, commercial partners and investors to bring ideas to market, assisting with the formation of new companies and developing licensing opportunities. The team handles the delivery of proof of concept funding, the arrangement of development funding opportunities (public and charitable), finding development partners and investors, and negotiating and managing commercial deals through licensing intellectual property including patents, know-how, data and copyright.
  • Consultancy Services supports researchers and postgraduate students to provide their expertise and know-how to organisations, offer fee-based expert advice and serve on scientific advisory boards. Consultancy Services handles the negotiation of contract terms and conditions, offers assistance with contract costing and pricing, formal arrangements for the use of University facilities, invoicing, debt collection and income distribution.
  • Seed Funds, the business creation and investment division of Cambridge Enterprise, supports students and academics through direct investment as they build teams and raise the money they need to develop products from their research. Seed Funds creates partnerships, and links entrepreneurs with sources of angel and VC investing as well as mentors and management.

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information including income, investment and expenditure information can be found via Companies House and on the websites for Cambridge Enterprise and the University of Cambridge. Information from our websites can be downloaded free of charge, though there may be a charge for accessing information from Companies House or other independent websites.

What our priorities are and how we are performing

Strategy and performance information:

How we make decisions

Board minutes are available on request from Cambridge Enterprise; contact the Information Officer. Please state which company minutes you are requesting.

Our policies and procedures

Much of the information on the current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities can be found on the websites for Cambridge Enterprise or the University of Cambridge:

Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority can be accessed on:

The Register of Directors and Shareholders using the appropriate company’s registered number:

  • Cambridge Enterprise Limited company number: 1069886
  • Cambridge University Technical Services Limited company number: 5749230
  • Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds company number: 3878072.

Cambridge Enterprise portfolio companies

The services we offer

Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases and a description of the services offered can be found elsewhere on this website:

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