Innovation Forum

Innovation Forum

The Innovation Forum seeks to promote innovation by building bridges between academia, industry and government and linking innovative minds across disciplines. We are a multi-campus organisation active at the Universities of Cambridge and London.

Address: Suite 1, 3rd Florr, 11-12 St James's Square, London
Postcode: SW1Y 4LB
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.inno-forum.org
Membership type:Cambridge University Department

The Innovation Forum (IF) (www.inno-forum.org) was set up by young researchers (PhD students and postdocs) at the University of Cambridge in 2012, to connect grassroots scientists with industry, investment and policy leaders. The IF executive committee consists of 20 young researchers and industry professionals in the Golden Triangle (Cambridge-London-Oxford), and 30 committee members globally at the different university branches.

IF’s main aim is to forward inventions, developed by top scientists & engineers at leading institutes, towards industry, investors and policy makers. Access to a global network of young researchers allows IF to break traditional silos between disciplines and within science fields, which can result in disruptive technologies and new collaborations. IF aims to be the accelerator for high-tech startups globally and attract the world’s leading startups and entrepreneurs to our global branches.

Since launching in Cambridge in October 2012, we have grown to 12 Branches (UK, Europe, Hong Kong and Tokyo) and over 6,000 members while working with top life scientists, engineers, renewable energy, digital tech and nanotech experts at the foremost global research institutions. 

Congratulations to the IMAGINE IF! top 15 global finalists

Congratulations to the IMAGINE IF! top 15 global finalists

Innovation Forum's IMAGINE IF! accelerator platform received an overwhelming global response from large centres of scientific activity as well as emerging geographies during the application period held over April–June, with hundreds of companies undergoing evaluation.

26 August 2016Read in full

Innovation Forum 2016 - Leaders Conference

Industry, academia and investment come together at Innovation Forum 2016 - Leaders Conference

Take advantage of a networking opportunity and meet industry leaders from J&J, Roche, Amgen, GE Healthcare, AstraZeneca, GSK, and investors from J&J New Ventures, SR-One, Imperial Innovations, Apollo Therapeutics, and many more at the “Innovation Forum 2016 - Leaders Conference”, to be held September 21st and 22nd in Cambridge.

17 August 2016Read in full

Innovation Forum 2016 - Leaders Conference

The third Innovation Forum - Leaders Conference - a world-leading conference on early-stage ventures and industry-academic relationships - is to be held on 21-22 September at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

3 August 2016Read in full

Join Innovation Forum at the Cambridge final of IMAGINE IF!

The Innovation Forum is a global network of over 10,000 innovators that builds bridges between industry, academia and government. It breaks down barriers that slow the progress of technology commercialisation and push on the leading edge of new tech opportunities globally.

15 June 2016Read in full

Do you have an innovative business idea? Want to pocket some extra cash?

Do you have an innovative business idea? Want to pocket some extra cash?

Join the Innovation Forum's Business Idea Competition.

16 December 2014Read in full

Cambridge BioTech Week

Cambridge BioTech Week

25 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019

Festival of events focused on accelerating scientific ideas and facilitating investment and growth for both early and mature biotech companies on the cutting-edge of healthcare and life sciences.