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We look forward to meeting innovative science and tech companies across Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Wide Open Day


In March 2023, the government published its new strategy to make the UK a science and technology superpower by 2030. The plan draws on the industry, finance, academia, and civil society to realise its ambition. Cambridge has championed collaboration to become one of the leading science and technology clusters in the world. A reputation built on world-leading innovation, fast-growing science and tech companies, academia, and innovation centers – underpinned by investment, people, and skills. To support and further progress this world-leading position requires inclusive collaboration across the Cambridge community. Designed to provide the whole community a chance to visit and experience the cluster first-hand, o2h created Cambridge Wide Open Day.


In a first of its kind event, Cambridge Wide Open Day offered a unique insight into the city’s world-renowned science and technology. The inaugural event took place on Wednesday 14th June 2023 and welcomed visitors from across the Cambridge community – from scientists to school children – to explore the innovations in Cambridge. Companies opened their doors from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm, and bus and VIP tours from various locations drop-offs and pick-ups were available. To top off the day, all participants were invited to a garden party reception at the o2h co-work labs at Hauxton House, Mill SciTech Park from 4.00 pm until 9.00 pm. Click the links below to sign up as an organisation to open your doors, join the open day or tour, or attend the garden reception party.


Cambridge is alive and bursting with ideas, funding, IP, exciting companies, and new facilities. Cambridge Wide Open Day is an interactive day that encourages inclusive collaboration which is vital for the region’s further expansion and growth. This unique opportunity enables engagement across the broader community – from facilitating introductions to boost investment to finding bigger premises, to inspiring the next generation workforce. The open day is a unique opportunity for local residents to see what goes on behind the closed doors of pioneering companies in life sciences, technology, and green innovation. Cambridge Wide Open Day also welcomes visitors from outside Cambridge, around the country, and across the world that are curious to see what’s going on ‘inside’ Cambridge. There are also those outside Cambridge, around the country, and across the world that are more than curious to see what’s going on ‘inside’ Cambridge, and perhaps in time we could offer and embed a hosted ‘VIP’ tour as part of the Cambridge ‘wide’ Open Day.


Cambridge Wide Open Day has already attracted several leading organisations across the ecosystem including, Cambridge Science Park, Illumina, AstraZeneca, Cambridge Innovation Capital, Milner Therapeutics Institute, UKSPA, Judge Business School, and Start Codon. The event is also supported by other organisations in Cambridge such as The Combined Authority and local councils, Cambridge& and Form the Future. We look forward to meeting the companies spanning the breadth of innovative science and tech activities across Cambridgeshire: startups, big pharma, and tech, academia, incubators and investors, and public policy experts and representatives as well as the residential community and beyond.

To attend or register your interest, contact: Event information