Creating The Cambridge Experience
Cambridge has been at the heart of world-changing discoveries for centuries and today it remains a city of innovation that embraces entrepreneurial spirit and ground-breaking research.
There’s a tangible passion for sharing knowledge between academia and business – this, together with its history, beautiful architecture and fantastic venues makes Cambridge the place to meet.
The University, the Colleges and local businesses all offer unique experiences to enhance your event, adding value and interest for your delegates and increasing the return for your organisation.
The following opportunities are all available to help you create a successful event and a unique Cambridge experience.
Maps & Cambridge Tourist Information
Through our partnership with Cambridge BID we are able to provide organisers free, pocket-sized maps for delegates and a range of visitor information leaflets in an eye-catching display stand for use at your event registration.
Depending on the size of the event and availability, it is also possible to arrange to have one of the city's ambassadors available at your event to answer visitor questions and provide destination information during refreshment breaks etc.
Please contact us with as much notice as possible to make arrangements for any of the above.
City Stakeholder Engagement & Welcome
We work closely with key city stakeholders in academia, business and government to ensure that delegates attending events in the city and the region receive a warm Cambridge welcome. We're passionate about connecting people and sharing knowledge and we'd be delighted to help you engage with key stakeholders for your event with your whether that is simply to attend a networking session, welcome drinks reception or even to give a talk, contact us with your plans and we'll put you in touch with the relevant organisations.
We also work closely with London Stansted Airport and rail operators in Cambridge to help you create a special welcome for your delegates as they enter the country or the city. We are able to make an application on your behalf to arrange welcome desks at points of entry for you to staff. Advance notice is absolutely essential, and the desks are subject to approval from the relevant authorities. Please contact us to find out more about this service.
Private Library Tours and other Activities
Cambridge is like no other city on earth, it is packed with curios, treasures, art and experts a-plenty so give your delegates an opportunity to see places off the tourist trail and add extra value to your event. We'd be delighted to talk through any ideas that you have and to make enquiries on your behalf, here's a few ideas for activities we've done already.
For those looking to deepen their understanding and knowledge of the unique innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Cambridge, we work with our colleagues at Cambridge Enterprise to offer further insight into the way the University and City supports technology creation and successful commercialisation, creating impact on a global scale. Regarded as one of the best knowledge transfer operations in the world, Cambridge Enterprise can create a bespoke programme or enhance an existing programme to provide delegates with insight into ‘The Cambridge Phenomenon’ and how University of Cambridge research is successfully commercialised.
Tailored programmes can cover:
- How Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge, supports technology transfer through licensing intellectual property, consultancy and creating spin-out companies
- Elements include technology transfer & commercialisation training, insight into academic consultancy, presentations from University academics on the impact of their research, introduction to University seed funding and connecting with early stage technology companies
- ‘The Cambridge Phenomenon’ – an entrepreneurial ecosystem
- Elements include entrepreneurship training, connections with local businesses and visits to incubation and innovation centres such as Cambridge Science Park, St John’s Innovation Centre, Babraham Research Campus and Cambridge Biomedical Campus at Addenbrooke’s