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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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Two ideaSpace Companies Scoop Prizes at the 7th Annual Discovering Start-Ups Competition!

Oct 21, 2016

Congratulations to ideaSpace members 8Power and Focal Point Positioning who have been announced as winners of the 2016 Cambridge Wireless Discovering Start-Ups competition, along with risk analytics company, AlgoDynamix.

Polysolar celebrate Top Innovation Award

Oct 10, 2016

Polysolar who develop, design, and project-manage Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions have won Cambridge News Top Innovation 2016 Award

Healx secures £1.5m from Amadeus Capital and investors to combat rare diseases

Oct 05, 2016

Amadeus Capital Partners, the global technology investor, has made an early-stage investment of £1.5 million in ideaSpace alumni Healx, a Cambridge based healthcare company that seeks new uses for existing drugs in the fight against rare diseases.

GeneAdviser partners with Birmingham Women’s Hospital to make personalised medicine more accessible

Sep 29, 2016

The largest genetics laboratory in the NHS brings to the platform their solid tumour sequencing, enabling clinicians to give an individual approach to their patients, tailored to their tumour’s genetic makeup.

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