Co-innovation with SMEs
The NIHR Cambridge BRC actively supports collaboration with SMEs to bring ground-breaking research to life and support medical innovation.
This includes commercialising intellectual property (IP) arising from collaboration with the NHS.
We also act as a bridge between the University and industry, facilitating access to that IP, as well as to the expertise, inventions and technologies available from the University of Cambridge and NIHR Cambridge BRC.
Collaboration with the NIHR Cambridge BRC provides you access to world-leading academics and facilities to help you answer some of the most challenging questions in healthcare.
You can identify and contact potential academic collaborators via our research theme contact pages or through our R&D department who can put you in touch with the right team.
Our Office for Translational Research can also help you identify suitable collaborators and connect you to local networks. They can assist with identification of small- to medium-sized enterprise-eligible funding sources and development of appropriate research proposals.
We not only want people to take part in research – we want them to have a great experience, whether they are taking part as a patient or as a healthy volunteer.
As a major regional teaching hospital, the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre hosts a large and diverse patient population. To support our research volunteers during research projects, we have a dedicated inpatient and outpatient spaces in the NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility, where participants can take part in research in a calm and relaxing setting, away from the hospital environment, and where they are looked after by a highly trained and experienced research team.
We are grateful to all those who contribute to our research year-on-year and without them our research would not be possible. Our discoveries are their discoveries.
In 2019, the NIHR League table announced Cambridge University Hospital’s as the country’s top performing trust for increasing research. Professor John Bradley, Director of Research at CUH said:
Below you will find details of our research activity for 2018-2019 and how patients have contributed to research studies.
The NIHR Cambridge BRC is situated on one site, providing access to Addenbrooke’s, the Rosie and the Royal Papworth Hospitals – and their thousands of patients as well as advanced research infrastructure. We also have immediate links to our partners on the campus and the East of England.
We work with many organisations in and around Cambridge who use our facilities for their research, while we help support their discoveries. As the biomedical campus expands over the next five years, it will cement its position as one of the largest – and best – campuses in the world in which to conduct clinical research.