tech: locating here

Beyond the hallowed quads and ancient spires of Cambridge University, some of the world's most nimble minds are working to create the UK's first trillion-dollar. company. With a world-leading university, the country’s most mature technology ecosystem, and the presence of major multinationals, Cambridge is a Europe’s digital tech cluster.

Beyond the hallowed quads and ancient spires of Cambridge University, some of the world's most nimble minds are working to create the UK's first trillion-dollar. company. With a world-leading university, the country’s most mature technology ecosystem, and the presence of major multinationals, Cambridge is a Europe’s digital tech cluster.

The Cambridge cluster is a knowledge intensive phenomenon. Its 5000+ companies are a model for the future of innovative technology, healthcare and advanced materials

Simon Thorpe
Chair of Cambridge Angels, Delta2020 Managing Partner

The Cambridge cluster is a knowledge intensive phenomenon. Its 5000+ companies are a model for the future of innovative technology, healthcare and advanced materials

Simon Thorpe
Chair of Cambridge Angels, Delta2020 Managing Partner

Cambridge is one of the most dynamic and innovative places in Europe today and offers one of the greatest opportunities for economic growth in the world.

The Cambridge Cluster is the engine that links people, places, knowledge and industry. The knitting together of high-value, research-orientated sectors and highly creative fields, ensures that Cambridge is well placed with the ingredients of globally renowned anchor institutions, established clusters and a very healthy mix of start-up organisations to stimulate innovation.

It’s a place where the interdependence and interconnectivity of many sectors and input of capital, both money and people, have led, over recent decades, to waves of economic prosperity and the foundations for an improvement in living standards.

Cambridge continues to attract significant investment which is also reflected in the flow of private equity and venture capital investment. The last five years has seen pharmaceutical, software (cybersecurity), automotive (including autonomous vehicles) and biotechnology sectors attract the largest amounts of capital.

£5bn

The Cambridge IT and Telecoms cluster represents a turnover of £5bn, an increase of 8.5% on the previous year

Highlights

  • Being based in Cambridge gives access to well-motivated and highly talented individuals, as well as a rich community of successful and established “Silicon Fen” entrepreneurs who can provide invaluable guidance and contacts.
  • West Cambridge – rise of the ‘innovation district’ provides commercial offices and research and development (R&D) space to meet the needs of the workers, to attract and retain the best talent and grow the economy by attracting the best companies in the world.
  • International technology giants are keen to set up outposts in Cambridge to help with research and development.
  • The productivity of the area is driven by the concentration of knowledge intensive industries located there.

With waves of exciting science and technology developments accelerating in Cambridge, individuals and societies around the world will enjoy healthier, safer and more productive lives

Charles Cotton, Cambridge Phenomenon International Ltd

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For the last 50 years the Whittle Laboratory, in the University of Cambridge, has been the world’s leading jet propulsion laboratory. This centre of excellence extends across the Cambridge ecosystem, as demonstrated by Faradair’s July 2020 announcement that it will move its headquarters to Cambridge to develop the world’s most environmentally friendly aeroplane. The Faradair Bioelectric Hybrid Aircraft is scheduled for its first maiden flight in 2023-24, and will enable quiet, green, regional air transport for all.

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Harriet Fear MBE

A warm welcome to Cambridge&. We look forward to working with you in accessing the Greater Cambridge ecosystem, to support your plans for locating, partnering and/or scaling here. Cambridge is a safe place to do risky things – for the good of the world.

If you would like to discuss anything please send me a message through the form or give me a call on +44 (0) 7555 297622

Best wishes
Harriet

Harriet Fear MBE
Director
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