Who we are

Cambridge Enterprise was formed by the University of Cambridge to help staff and students commercialise their expertise and ideas for the benefit of the global community.

What we do is central to the mission of the University, which for more than 800 years has contributed to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest levels of international excellence.

Formed in 2006, Cambridge Enterprise is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Cambridge. Our mission is to help the University of Cambridge’s innovators, experts and entrepreneurs make their ideas more commercially successful for the benefit of society, the economy, the individual and the University.​ We have three main ways of doing this:


Our Consultancy Services team supports University of Cambridge staff, researchers and students when they are approached for help from external organisations. The team handles the majority of communication with the external organisation in order to minimise distraction from the process of knowledge transfer.

Technology Transfer
The Technology Transfer team works with researchers on ideas from their University research that have commercial potential. The team’s goal is to create opportunities that are attractive to external organisations that have the resources to develop and commercialise them.

Seed Funds
Through direct investment and networking facilitation, our Seed Funds team is able to support academics and students as they build teams and raise the finances needed to develop their ideas.

Image: The Hauser Forum.