Cambridge innovation in numbers

The University sits at the heart of one of the world’s most successful innovation and technology clusters.

billion-dollar businesses born in Cambridge

in total annual turnover generated by knowledge-intensive firms

knowledge-intensive firms

people work for knowledge-intensive firms

spent over 3 years by R&D companies on 40 key business parks around Cambridge

life sciences companies

knowledge-intensive service companies

high-tech manufacturing companies

IT and telecoms companies

The University of Cambridge: impact through innovation

one of the world's top 3 universities

Cambridge affiliates awarded the Nobel Prize

top university in the world for producing successful tech founders

contributed annually to UK economy

jobs supported across the UK

researchers supported by Cambridge Enterprise (the University's knowledge and technology transfer office)

in follow-on funding raised by University spinouts in the Cambridge Enterprise portfolio since 1995

in translational research funding won with the support of Cambridge Enterprise 2011-22

firms founded by staff and alumni of the University's Department of Computer Science and Technology

Layout: Sarah Fell
Infographics: Suvi Roberts

Published: May 2024

This information has been collated from: Centre for Business Research, Cambridge Judge Business School; QS University rankings; The next generation of tech ecosystems, Dealroom; Economic Impact of University of Cambridge report, London Economics; Cambridge Enterprise; Department of Computer Science and Technology.