inviting the impossible

A very warm welcome to Cambridge. We are a spirited, pioneering and exciting city, passionate about collaboration. Come and see for yourself and together let’s change the world for the better.

Our Story

£7bn

Turnover represented by the Cambridge Life Sciences & Healthcare cluster in 2019-20

£5bn

Turnover represented by The Cambridge IT and Telecoms cluster

£6bn

Turnover generated by the High-tech Manufacturing in Cambridge

A very warm welcome to Cambridge. We are a spirited, pioneering and exciting city, passionate about collaboration. Come and see for yourself and together let’s change the world for the better.

Europe's largest innovation ecosystem

Starting and growing your business anywhere new can be daunting. While Cambridge has a proven track record of attracting big name global companies, we are also proud to be a firmament for early highly innovative knowledge intensive organisations. A city of considerable magic, with exceptional international transport connections, find out how Cambridge can provide you with the best environment in which to tackle the world’s challenges.

Information on locating here by sector:
Life Sciences & Healthcare Tech Advanced Manufacturing

A world class cluster with an enviable science base

Add to this an investor environment inspired by and hugely supportive of ground-breaking innovation and hungry for more, and an entrepreneurial spirit the envy of the world, Cambridge is your safe place to do risky things. Factoring in the prowess of our 800 year old University, renowned research institutes, international sector specific membership organisations, and the most talented people, we should be your partner of choice.

Information on R&D partners by sector:
Life Sciences & Healthcare Tech Advanced Manufacturing

Grow your company within the security of our kind, supportive and connected ecosystem

Cambridge is all about making a difference. Companies, academics, investors and entrepreneurs, with diverse and thrilling laser-like focus, skills and interests, converge on and permeate Cambridge. You are never far away from someone to offer support and advice on taking your company to the next level. With stellar support systems in place and world-class talent, alongside beautiful, purpose-built science parks, incubators and grow-on space, Cambridge has it all here for you.

Information on scaling up by sector:
Life Sciences & Healthcare Tech Advanced Manufacturing

Come and discover the wealth of excellence you could be a part of

Whether you are considering starting your company in Cambridge, planning to set up a UK presence/subsidiary of your existing organisation or planning to scale, Cambridge has a breadth and depth of innovative knowledge, experience and expertise to support you. We have a strong focus on sectors and suites of support services across industry and academia for your specific needs.

Information on champions:
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308.7

patent applications published per 100,000 residents

3rd

most successful University innovation ecosystem in the world

450+

life science services and healthcare companies

£46.6bn

total turnover of Cambridge-based companies

A melting pot of global innovators


We are hugely proud to host exceptional international companies in our ecosystem. The presence of many is well known: AstraZeneca having moved its global Headquarters to be with us, ARM as a poster child for our innovative history and future, Raspberry Pi doing exceptional work for the pioneers of tomorrow. But did you know that Apple, Siemens, Amazon, Microsoft, Genentech and Softbank all live here too?


As a global biopharmaceutical business, we have an ambition to follow the science and push the boundaries of what is known today, to deliver innovative life-changing medicines, which transform patient care around the world. It’s hard to find a better place to carry out ground-breaking science than in Cambridge.

Pascal Soriot, CEO AstraZeneca

A city with a pioneering spirit

We are renowned for our inventiveness, creativity and world changing dynamics

Professor Stephen Hawking: widely regarded as one of the world’s most brilliant minds

Charles Darwin: the famous naturalist and founder of evolutionary biology

The hovercraft: engineer James Cockerell created the first working model

IVF: Robert Edwards developed the technique here

Alan Turing: the father of computer science cracked the Enigma Code during the Second World War

Papworth Hospital: breakthroughs include the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979 and Europe’s first non-beating heart transplant in 2015

Stem cells: first discovered by Martin Evans’ research at the University of Cambridge

Isaac Newton's Cambridge education helped him determine the theory of gravity

Supporting organisations


Media Partner

Deloitte - The Life Sciences Catalyst

Developed through our industry insights and deep relationships across the local and global ecosystem, the Deloitte Life Sciences Catalyst exists to solve the business challenges that keep life sciences leaders up at night.

The Life Sciences Catalyst