About Cambridge Ahead
Cambridge Ahead is a business and academic member group dedicated to the successful growth of Cambridge and its region in the long term. Our vision is for Cambridge to be the pre-eminent, small city in the world.
The group aims to represent the city’s business community and our partners who share our vision, by offering soundly-based opinion and be an advocate for Cambridge to local and national governments about the opportunities and needs of the region. At any one time we will have no more than 10 specific initiatives with defined objectives and measurable outcomes. We are politically non-aligned.
Cambridge Ahead will represent businesses and their interests in the ‘Cambridge City Region’, which we define as places which are complementary and subject to the same influences as Cambridge. However, our work may involve us outside the region where there are directly relevant issues, for instance national transport infrastructure, science policy, and regional initiatives.
An independent economic commission, chaired by Dame Kate Barker and including other prominent experts in the fields of business, academia and economics, will undertake a major review of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough economyThe Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER) is being launched today (8th January 2018) with a call for evidence. …Read More »
- Cambridge, UK. 23 November 2017: Business and academic member organisation, Cambridge Ahead has welcomed the emphasis given to further investment …Read More »
- Cambridge Ahead is running a one-day hackathon, the #CambsNotspotterHack, following the success of their #CambsNotspotter initiative in the last 18 …Read More »
- Pioneering research reports exploring how ‘smart’ technology could be used to make travel easier and reduce congestion in the Greater …Read More »
Data led, evidence-based approach to tackling mobile and broadband connectivity notspots in the Greater Cambridge area leads to tangible improvements and new initiativesOver 3M connectivity data points gathered per month during the first 12 months of Cambridge Ahead’s crowdsourcing initiative #CambsNotspotter Cambridge, …Read More »
This free ELIXIR Innovation event is focused on the discoverability of bioinformatics resources that help speed up advancements in the life sciences. The forum is open to both large and small companies. In this lunch-to-lunch event, attendees will be immersed […] Read More »
12% of the UK labour market is staffed by non UK & EU nationals and in the last 3 months over 220 companies have had their license revoked. With immigration compliance high on the Home Office agenda, do you know […] Read More »
If you want to deliver some marketing with clout, this talk by Ben Cole, Inspired, will show you how to create unique live events and experiences as a powerful and disruptive way to create impact for businesses and brands. Many […] Read More »
An informal networking event for exporters, international service providers and those interested in accessing new markets overseas. Whether you are already involved in international trade or considering expanding into new markets, Global Business Network offers a unique informal environment to […] Read More »
Crowdfunding is now being used to fund a wide range of entrepreneurial ventures. Recently, life science companies such as Axol Bioscience and Biotechspert have used the platform to raise money successfully. Up to now however, life sciences companies utilising crowdfunding […] Read More »