Cambridge Enterprise, University of Cambridge

Cambridge Enterprise, University of Cambridge

Cambridge Enterprise exists to help University of Cambridge inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs make their ideas and concepts more commercially successful for the benefit of society, the UK economy, the inventors and the University.

Telephone:01223 760339
Address:Hauser Forum, 3 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge
Postcode:CB3 0GT
Country:United Kingdom
Membership type:Cambridge University Department

Cambridge Enterprise Limited is responsible for the commercialisation of University of Cambridge intellectual property and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University. Activities include management and licensing of intellectual property and patents, proof of concept funding and support for University staff and research groups wishing to provide expert advice or facilities to public and private sector organisations.  Cambridge Enterprise provides access to angel and early stage capital through the Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds and Cambridge Enterprise Venture Partners, and offers business planning, mentoring and other related programmes.
The University leads the world in transformative research and Cambridge Enterprise is well placed to support the academics to find the best commercialisation route for their innovations either through licensing, company creation or consultancy. Income over the past three years exceeded £27 million, of which over £22 million was distributed to University academics and departments, with the remainder reinvested in patent assets, seed fund pools and support for knowledge and technology transfer services to the University.

The website contains information on technologies available for licensing and details of companies formed with technology arising from the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Enterprise is also responsible for the commercial licensing of research reagents owned by the University.

Rapid progress results in new funding round for Cambridge CMOS Sensors

Rapid progress results in new funding round for Cambridge CMOS Sensors

Cambridge CMOS Sensors, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of environmental sensors, developer of the world’s smallest and lowest power gas sensors for use in applications such as smartphones and wearable devices, has completed a new round of funding.

3 July 2014Read in full

New software could transform voice recognition systems

New software could transform voice recognition systems

New software developed by a University of Cambridge spin-out aims to transform voice recognition with technology that allows a more natural level of communication between people and their personal electronics

20 June 2014Read in full

wild flowers (NIAB)

Specialised flower seed mix aims to boost the UK bee population

With the threat of bee shortages and crops that will go unpollinated, a new mix of flower seeds is poised to protect and strengthen bee colonies.

9 June 2014Read in full

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology by Duncan Hill via Flickr

George Osborne throws support behind the Cambridge Cluster

When the Chancellor of the Exchequer visited Cambridge recently, he outlined plans to 'invest more in science than ever before,' adding that more must be done to turn British ingenuity into commercial success.

6 May 2014Read in full

Breathing Buildings selected as New Energy Pioneer

Breathing Buildings selected as New Energy Pioneer

University of Cambridge spin-out Breathing Buildings has been recognised as one of ten companies driving change in the energy sector, thanks to its natural ventilation technology which can reduce heating bills by as much as 50%.

10 April 2014Read in full

launch event

Cambridge labs at SBC are officially opened

The University laboratories at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, where Cambridge researchers are developing potential new treatments for MS, animal allergies and hypersensitivity to heat in collaboration with industry, are now officially open.

24 March 2014Read in full

Haider Butt

New use for an old ‘trouble maker’

A ‘trouble maker’ from a bygone method of glass production could find a new use as an optical diffuser in medical laser treatments, communications systems and household lighting.

24 March 2014Read in full

Smart glass mimics structure of moth eyes

Smart glass mimics structure of moth eyes

A newly-developed coating could enable buildings to have antireflective self-cleaning windows and could increase the efficiency of solar cells.

21 February 2014Read in full

CEDAR Audio in use at Sochi

CEDAR Audio in use at Sochi

The noise reduction technology developed by University of Cambridge spin-out CEDAR Audio is being used by US broadcaster NBC at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

10 February 2014Read in full

Image credit: Father of the Eye, by Desirae via Flickr

Indian citizens now in the public eye

The largest biometric programme in history – collecting iris and fingerprint patterns of 1.2 billion people in three years – aims to improve the quality of life for some of India’s most disadvantaged and marginalised citizens by “giving the poor an identity.”

7 February 2014Read in full

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