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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory


We are a point of contact for companies and organisations interested in possible collaborations and joint projects with the Cavendish Laboratory. We also support Laboratory members with the development of collaborative research proposals, finding funding and coordinating ongoing projects.


The Cavendish Knowledge Exchange activity is at the moment not staffed. If you require support in this area, please enquire with the Departmental Administrator.
Industrial interactions and collaborations with the Physical Sciences and Technology at Cambridge are also supported by the Maxwell Centre (   

Knowledge Transfer Facilitator 

Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE



Horizon 2020 opportunities for Cavendish Lab:

  • past event: "ERC and FET: Horizon 2020 funding schemes for Physicists" by Renata Schaeffer (European Policy Manager) and Bethan Jones (ERC Officer). Dr Mete Atature, earlier round ERC grant holder will talk about his personal experience with EC funding. 8 May 2014, 3pm-5pm, Small Lecture Theatre. Links to the slides: ERC and FET.
  • past event: "Introduction to Horizon 2020" by Renata Schaeffer, CU European Policy Manager. 1 May 2014, 2pm, Small Lecture Theatre. Slides are available here.

More about Future and Emerging Technologies scheme (FET): links to slides from the KTN-organised event, 8 July 2014 London, including a helpful overview of the scheme given by the National Contact Point and the EC representative, a project example and practicalities to keep in mind.

Further resources

Cambridge Enterprise - commercialisation arrangements for the University of Cambridge, including technology transfer services, consultancy management and seed funds.

Research Operations Office (ROO) - for help with contract negotiation, research funding, including European grants, and more. 

Impact Acceleration activities at Cambridge, including IAA funding for early stage commercialisation.

Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability - Pump Prime grants

University of Cambridge Strategic Research Networks and Initiatives


Knowledge Exchange resources for Cavendish researchers.


Research Professional - portal where you can set up personalised funding alerts (click here to register - University of Cambridge only)

Horizon 2020 - "Introduction to Horizon 2020" & "ERC and FET"seminar slides;  ROO website and European Commission portal