Cambridge, often hailed as the science unicorn capital of Europe, is already at the forefront of science-based innovation.
The University of Cambridge has a record of game-changing discoveries. Think DNA, IVF, jet engines, computer games, artificial intelligence and so much more. We consistently stand as one of the world’s top three innovation ecosystems.
Founders at the University of Cambridge is our new strategic initiative building on University expertise and unparalleled advantages to bring technical and social innovation to life through new business creation; from solving climate change to finding cures to deadly diseases.
To empower entrepreneurial minds at the University of Cambridge with expertise, capital and community so they can thrive and have a global impact.
Founders at the University of Cambridge provides deep and extensive support to founders as they take ideas and companies forward, through pre-seed and seed capital investment, intensive mentoring and programmatic support. They will also have curated access to university alum and non-alum global network of technology experts in their fields from artificial intelligence to life sciences, so they can learn from the best — as well as targeted partnerships to help them engage with potential customers.
Do you have a groundbreaking start-up that could change the world? Are you passionate about taking your research or idea to the next level?
Commercialising deep science is hard. It takes time, patience, vision and flawless execution. We are very aware that universities have come under increasing pressure to make their spinout and startup process more transparent and dynamic. We agree.
Which is why our ambition is to create a blueprint for how best to support founders who want to scale their scientific breakthroughs and have global societal impact.
Join us at Founders at the University of Cambridge and be part of the next wave of frictionless innovation.
Join us as a mentor, investor or partner. Together, we can change the world for the better. Founders at the University of Cambridge. Accelerating impactful journeys for brilliant minds.
Professor Dame Clare Grey
Dr Sai Shivareddy
Dr Marc Rodriguez-Garcia
Professor Tuomas Knowles
Professor Jonathan Heeney
Dr Rebecca Kingsley
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