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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.

The Centre is funded by a series of collaborations with partners in business and industry which have an interest in using data science for the benefit of their customers and their organisations. Our founding partner is Aviva, the UK’s leading insurance company. We work with industrial partners to build a portfolio of collaborative research projects, provide professional development opportunities for their own staff and access to the full breadth and depth of the University’s talent pool in the area of data science.

With unprecedented access to increasing volumes of data, our research ranges from the underlying fundamentals in mathematics and computer science, to data science applications across all six University Schools of Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology.

In parallel, our research addresses important issues around law, ethics and economics, in order to apply data science to solve challenging problems for society.

C2D3 supports collaboration and knowledge transfer in this growing field.

Join us.