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.
- New data shows that the remarkable growth of Cambridge companies that we revealed for 2014-15 continued in 2015-16. We are …Read More »
- Early on Wednesday 18th January, more than 200 people packed the main conference room in the Granta Centre at Granta …Read More »
- We would like to formally welcome Carter Jonas as our first new member organisation for 2017. Carter Jonas is a …Read More »
- Cambridge Ahead has recently completed a refresh of the data of its Cambridge Cluster Map, which was launched in July. …Read More »
- On Thursday 27th October the West Anglia Taskforce held an event in Bishop’s Stortford to launch its final report for …Read More »
Our third Cambridge History Festival tells the stories of city and county, past and present, through a varied programme of talks, tours, workshops and events over 17 days. The programme includes talks about the River Cam, Old Fenland Storytellers, local […] Read More »
For many businesses, innovation is still regarded as being all about creating or exploiting new technologies. This breakfast networking session will introduce attendees to a broader way of thinking about innovation and developing growth opportunities. For many businesses, innovation is […] Read More »
An event for those interested in China and its growing technology base, this conference next month aims to investigate the synergies between Cambridge and Chengdu in Sichuan Province. The future development of our world will be driven strongly by ever […] Read More »
In the context of preparing for the British government’s activation of Article 50, this workshop will provide participants and speakers with an opportunity to discuss and share ideas on the possible implications of Brexit on the EU’s regional policy and […] Read More »
Join a high-level audience of business decision-makers, policy makers and the Chamber network on 28th February at the QEII Centre in London, for the British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference. A top class programme that includes senior political personalities, inspirational […] Read More »