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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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Membership and Office Manager

Jul 25, 2016

ideaSpace is looking to recruit a Membership and Office Manager for its new office based at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

GeneAdviser raises £350K to boost uptake of genomic medicine

Jun 02, 2016

GeneAdviser, an online ordering platform for clinical genetic testing, has raised £350,000 in its first round of seed funding, backed by Cambridge biotech angel Dr Jonathan Milner.

ROADMAP Systems secures $1.7m in Series A investment

Apr 08, 2016

ideaSpace member and ROADMap CEO Karl Heeks ready to take revolutionary wavelength switch technology to market

Metrarc wins funding from Innovate UK for data protection research

Mar 31, 2016

Cambridge-based Metrarc is part of a consortium which has won funding worth nearly £400,000 from Innovate UK to combat growing security threats to the management of personal health data.

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