University of Cambridge

Who we are

The University of Cambridge’s mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Cambridge strongly encourages mutually beneficial partnerships and knowledge exchange, and has established a supportive environment with effective mechanisms for impact, innovation and enterprise. A recently commissioned review of Cambridge’s potential for impact in the agri-tech and animal health sectors revealed industry-relevant research by 100+ scientists in 11 departments across three University Schools. 

What we do

The University of Cambridge has a significant volume of activity in the agri-food sector, and is a founding member of EIT Food, a 50-partner pan-European project. The flagship Cambridge Centre for Crop Sciences (3CS), a partnership between the University and the National Institute for Agricultural Botany (NIAB), will foster translation of fundamental research into delivery of sustainable crop yields and train the next generation of agri-scientists.

Strategic Research Initiatives (SRIs) in Global Food Security (GFS) and Infectious Diseases, and the CambPlants network, ensure coordination across the University. The Institute for Manufacturing is world-leading in understanding and configuring supply chains, including supply network and industry transformations linked to food sector-specific challenges.

How to find out more

  • Kate Parsley, Impact Facilitator, Bioscience Impact Team

         University of Cambridge, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX      

         01223 765192

Click to send email

Click to visit website