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Data science is transforming the work of business, NGOs and the public sector, and Cambridge welcomes collaboration in this arena. Collaboration brings fresh perspectives, both to the problems faced by business and other external stakeholders, and to academic research.

There are several opportunities for external organisations to work with us. If you are interested in establishing a partnership with the University of Cambridge, please read the information below to identify the best route for you. If you have any questions please contact us.

Research Collaborations

Many research projects at the University of Cambridge are carried out in partnership with external organisations, and there are a range of resources and specialist staff on hand to assist you in establishing collaborative research programmes. These include:

C2D3 can support you in making contact with the relevant academics and facilitators at Cambridge and to identify opportunities for collaboration, particularly where the proposed research project involves collaboration across disciplines. To explore opportunities to establish a research collaboration with Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery or to learn more about our research, please contact usPlease be as specific as possible when making your request.


Many Cambridge researchers choose to take on short-term consultancy projects in cases where a company or other organisation is looking for specific advice or expertise. This is normally arranged directly with the individual academic (please consult the directory for further information on our members' research interests). 

It may be possible to help identify relevant individuals through Cambridge Enterprise but please be as specific as possible about your requirements.

In addition, several organisations within the University offer specialised consultancy services including:


If you are interested in making a donation to support the University of Cambridge in an area relating to data-driven discovery, please visit the University's philanthropy pages, or contact us

About us

The Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) brings together researchers and expertise from across the academic departments and industry to drive research into the analysis, understanding and use of data science and AI. C2D3 is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge.

  • Supports and connects the growing data science and AI research community 
  • Builds research capacity in data science and AI to tackle complex issues 
  • Drives new research challenges through collaborative research projects 
  • Promotes and provides opportunities for knowledge transfer 
  • Identifies and provides training courses for students, academics, industry and the third sector 
  • Serves as a gateway for external organisations 

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