Levelling up the East of England

27 September 2021


The East of England is home to the University of CambridgeBetween 2014 and 2020, more than 9,500 new jobs were created by spinouts linked to Cambridge University. Those 836 active companies had a combined turnover of £1.7bn and brought £414m of investment to the region. 

In addition to the high value jobs created by their business spin-out activities, Cambridge University currently employs over 12,300 staff, an increase of 15% over the last 5 years. 

How universities are helping in the region

University of Cambridge – delivering new treatments for Multiple Sclerosis 

A multiple sclerosis treatment used by more than 24,000 people worldwide and judged the most cost-effective treatment for MS in 2014 was developed at the University of Cambridge.

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