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ideaSpace provides office space and resources for anyone looking to start a new, high impact company in Cambridge.

Who can join ideaSpace?

ideaSpace is looking for people with big ideas –  and the drive to create a new business which will positively affect the lives of a million people within three to five years. If you can show that your business model has that kind of potential and that you have the determination to make it happen, we would like to hear from you.

Become part of our innovation community

ideaSpace members and their employees benefit from a stimulating working environment, the ability to share experiences with like-minded start-up founders and gain access to some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors.

The ideaSpace mission

Being a part of the University of Cambridge is central to ideaSpace’s sense of purpose. It shares the University’s commitment to excellence and to making a meaningful contribution to society by supporting the development of high impact new ventures.

As well as helping start-ups create successful businesses and economic value, ideaSpace works with governments, agencies and higher education institutions to develop policies, strategies and programmes to support a thriving start-up sector. We also inform, and provide cases for research and development activities at the University of Cambridge relating to early-stage ventures and their ecosystems.

ideaSpace Director

Stewart McTavish joined the University of Cambridge in 2009 to be the founding Director of ideaSpace. Before this Stewart had an entrepreneurial career, founding three companies, and acted as advisor to many start-ups and enterprise-related initiatives. 


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Nov 17, 2016

ideaSpace West members, Spectral Edge, have been receiving a lot of media attention recently after showcasing their image processing technology at the OTTtv World Summit on the 8th to 10th November, 2016 in London.

Blackboard Announces Acquisition of U.K. Based Fronteer

Oct 26, 2016

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