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.

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On to the next round… semi-finalists named in Cambridge Enterprise business plan competition

Cambridge Enterprise is delighted to announce that nine semi-finalist projects have been selected in the 2016 Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge (EPOC) business plan competition.

26 July 2016Read in full

Monkseaton High School in Whitley Bay

Spin-out Breathing Buildings develops natural building ventilation technology

A Cambridge spin-out has developed a completely new way of ventilating buildings that has the potential to reduce heating bills by as much as 50 percent while drastically reducing energy consumption. The natural ventilation technology concept exploits the heat produced by people, lights, IT and even sunlight, avoiding the wasteful use of radiators.

19 July 2016Read in full

The technology has been trialled on the Forth Road Bridge

Cambridge spin-out secures £700K to develop smart infrastructure, sensors and IoT

8power Limited, a new company spun-out of the University of Cambridge to develop and commercialise novel technology for sensing and measurement in industrial applications, has received initial funding of approximately £700,000 from IP Group plc (LSE: IPO), the University of Cambridge and the University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund III, managed by Parkwalk Advisors.

1 July 2016Read in full

A lead-acid battery

Cambridge battery paste recycling technology is licensed to Aurelius Environmental

A lead-acid battery paste recycling technology that is cheaper and cleaner than traditional methods, developed by Dr RV Kumar and his research team of the Materials Science Department at the University of Cambridge, has been licensed to Aurelius Environmental (AE) in the West Midlands.

30 June 2016Read in full

Professor Paul Lehner

Cambridge University and GSK partner to discover and develop novel HIV therapeutics

A new collaboration between University of Cambridge researchers and global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been established to discover and develop new medicines to treat HIV.

20 June 2016Read in full

Cambridge CMOS Sensors acquired by ams to become world leader in gas and infrared sensing

Austria-based ams, a leading worldwide manufacturer of high performance sensor and analog solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd (CCMOSS), the technology leader in micro hotplate structures for gas sensing and infrared applications, in an all-cash transaction.

16 June 2016Read in full

Cambridge Enterprise film, #nextgreatidea, wins gold

Cambridge Enterprise film takes gold at the EVCOM Screen Awards

The Cambridge Enterprise film, #nextgreatidea, was awarded gold at the EVCOM Screen Awards 2016, held at Lindley Hall in Westminster.

10 May 2016Read in full

Dr Richard Butt appointed CEO of Apollo Therapeutics

Apollo Therapeutics, the investment fund focused on driving therapeutic innovation through university collaboration, has appointed Dr Richard Butt as CEO, effective from 23 May 2016.

15 April 2016Read in full

Still from Cambridge Enterprise film, #nextgreatidea

Cambridge Enterprise film shortlisted for leading corporate film award

The Cambridge Enterprise film, #nextgreatidea, launched in November 2015 to showcase some of the world-changing ideas it has supported in the journey to market, has been nominated in the 'Brand Communication' category at the EVCOM Screen Awards 2016.

8 April 2016Read in full

ROADMap Systems secures $1.7m in Series A investment

ROADMap has announced that it has successfully closed a funding round of $1.7 million by securing investment from a number of institutional and private investors. The round was led by Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge, which also led the earlier funding rounds. The investment will help fund the expansion of the business as it takes its revolutionary wavelength selective switch (WSS) technology to market.

8 April 2016Read in full

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