CUSPE would like to thank the following Colleges for their sponsorship in 2019/20:
Gonville & Caius College
We would also like to thank the organisations that have supported us in the past:
The Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) provides a unique pathway between academic research and public policy. By enabling a forum for exchange and discussion, CSaP is changing the way that academia and government engage. CSaP’s core activities include its Policy Fellowship programmes; Professional Development programme for graduate students and early career researchers; and its Research programme on the role of expertise and evidence in government. Everything CSaP does contributes to strengthening interaction and mutual understanding between academia and government with the aim of improving public policy and public services to meet today’s global challenges. CSaP is proud to work with CUSPE to provide outstanding opportunities for graduate students and early career researchers to get first hand experience working at the intersection of science and policy. Find out more about CSaP’s wide range of events here.
With over 54,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business, the Royal Society of Chemistry is the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world. A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 175 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.
Analysys Mason is a global leader in telecoms, media and technology. Founded in 1985 by local entrepreneur David Cleevely CBE, the company now boasts 12 global offices and is the leading specialist adviser offering both consulting and research services, including regulation and policy advice, transaction support, operational consulting and spectrum policy and auction support. Clients range from international regulators and policy makers to operators, financial institutions, media companies, governments and vendors. On a local front, Analysys Mason recently helped Cambridge City Council secure UK Super-Connected City funding to help it deliver super-fast broadband across the county and stimulate the local economy.
MedImmune has established itself as a true visionary, with one of the most robust pipelines in the biopharmaceutical industry. From groundbreaking research and development, to state-of-the-art manufacturing, to product commercialization, every day we’re touching lives. We’re proudly united by the spirit of innovation, the heart of inspiration, and the strength of integration, as we advance science for better health.
The Science family of sites is published by the nonprofit AAAS, whose mission is to advance science and serve society worldwide.
Teach First is an independent charity aimed at addressing one of the UK’s most damaging social issues – educational disadvantage. We recruit exceptional graduates and experienced professionals into a two-year leadership development programme during which they become inspirational classroom teachers in schools facing challenging circumstances across England. Teach First trains and supports these extraordinary people as they find their voice as teachers, mentors and role models to young people whose life opportunities are defined by the quality of the education they receive. At the same time Teach First provides its participants with opportunities to develop their own potential through skills training, leadership development and exposure to leading organisations across the spectrum of education, business and the third sector.
AquamatiX is a software and services company providing specialist integration of real-time systems and data for water and wastewater operations and asset management. We are adapting technologies and standards from smart grid and internet of things and applying them to the water industry.
The Cambridge University Land Society (CULS) is the oldest, largest and most active Departmental Alumni Society in the University and has almost 1,000 members, all alumni of the University of Cambridge working in property, be they surveyors, architects, lawyers or working in the finance and investment sectors, and including some influential players.CULS organises around 15 events annually ranging from breakfast briefings and panel discussions on topical themes, through tours of new iconic additions to the London skyline to drinks receptions and dinners. Amongst its members are some of the most influential players in the property industry today. Free Student tickets are available to most events on application.
The Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club is a leading student-run organisation that seeks to nurture and enhance the entrepreneurial spirit amongst academics and students. The club is mainly run by students who are passionate about science and entrepreneurship, supported by advisors drawn from the local business community. The multicultural CUTEC membership consists of PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, MBA students and professionals, united by a shared passion for entrepreneurialism and business. Many are already actively working on establishing or growing their own businesses. Since its inception in 2003, CUTEC has grown considerably, with over 4000 members worldwide it promotes entrepreneurship across all disciplines.
Global Food Security brings together the UK’s main public funders of food-related research and training including government departments, devolved administrations, Research Councils and the Technology Strategy Board. The programme aims to help meet the challenge of providing the world’s growing population with a sustainable and secure supply of safe, nutritious and affordable high quality food. That food will need to be produced and supplied from less land and with lower inputs, and in the context of global climate change, other environmental changes and declining resources. The programme aims to provide research and evidence to enable food producers and processors, retailers, consumers and government to respond to and manage the challenges facing the UK food system and related global issues, including the many challenges confronting the developing world.
ideaSpace is a hub for early stage innovation, providing space and resources to a flourishing community of innovators, entrepreneurs and advisors. ideaSpace members benefit from a positive working environment, the ability to share experiences with like-minded innovators as well as access – through our Supporters Network -to some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors.
The Innovation Forum seeks to promote innovation by building bridges between academia, industry and government and linking innovative minds across disciplines. They are a multi-campus organisation active at the Universities of Cambridge and London.
The Postdocs Of Cambridge (PdOC) are the society for Postdoctoral Research Staff and Junior Research Fellows at the University of Cambridge. PdOC represents postdocs in career development, contract research conditions, college affiliation, and social and sporting issues. All Cambridge postdocs are welcome to join, and there is no membership fee.
Astrium employs around 18,000 men and women in five countries: France, Germany, the UK, Spain and the Netherlands. 18,000 professionals chosen from among the very best, all passionate about space and driven by the great adventure of our time – bringing the infinite potential of space down to Earth for the benefit of mankind. Guaranteeing Europe’s access to space as the established leader in space transportation, satellite systems and services, Astrium has for over 40 years been dedicated to bring you all the space you need – now and in the future. It is a mission with a consistent commitment, to offer our customers the best possible solutions in the market, with unbeatable levels of, quality, cost-efficiency and schedule adherence.
The Babraham Bioscience Technologies Ltd (BBT) is the commercial arm of the internationally-regarded Babraham Institute, a biomedical research organisation renowned for its work in cellular signalling, immunology, neuroscience and epigenetics. BBT undertakes the Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) remit and business development function for the Institute, developing the infrastructure of the campus to support start-up bioventures. BBT brings together the Babraham Institute’s world-renowned research and outstanding facilities with industry in an ideal geographical location at the core of the Cambridge cluster.
The Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR) is dedicated to finding paths forward to reduce the risks of climate change and improve sustainability while allowing for a vibrant global economy. This includes strategies for carbon emissions reduction, sequestration of carbon in vegetation and improved resilience of the built environment, economies and social institutions to climate impacts. We investigate and help design a mix of public policies, market instruments and programmes affecting the decisions taken by individual actors and organisations.
Neusentis is a research unit that delivers ‘new science therapeutics’, with a particular focus on pain and sensory disorders. The name, location, and philosophy of Neusentis epitomises the future of drug discovery and development at Pfizer. It represents a team of scientists with endless curiosity and scientific courage working in partnership with academic researchers in Cambridge and around the globe to change the lives of patients suffering from pain, and other diseases and disorders for which there are no therapies or cures.Our Vision is to deliver medicines that provide real and significant benefit to the many individuals for whom existing therapeutic agents remain inadequate.
The OBR is a student led initiative with a mission to engage our academic and industry communities on-campus and foster a conversation about the healthcare and life-sciences industry. They do this through events, interactive blogs, and business consulting projects.
The MIT Science Policy Initiative (SPI) is changing how scientists and engineers at MIT engage with policy-makers and the public. SPI’s mission is to equip the MIT community with perspective on the interactions between science and policy and the sense of responsibility necessary to positively impact society.
SQW is one of the largest and best known UK providers of research, analysis and advice on sustainable economic development solutions for public, private and not-for-profit organisations. The company works with clients in the UK and overseas, providing advice on issues such as urban and rural regeneration, neighbourhood renewal, innovation and business development, higher education and technology transfer, and skills development.