Cambridge Gravity supports the development of science and entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge. Gravity has Cambridge University luminaries as Patrons and is directed by its founder Professor Tony Kouzarides. Gravity is administered in collaboration with the Milner Therapeutics Institute, the Gurdon Institute and the University Development Office, and events are driven by the Gravity Committee, which is comprised of Cambridge graduate students.
We aim to provide a forum for interaction, mentorship and inspiration within the community of early-career scientists at the University of Cambridge and beyond. Our mission is to enrich the entrepreneurial ethos of the local community through a series of programmes and events:
- Experience what it is like to work in pharma/biotech/investor companies through internships.
- Access mentorship and potential funding (with lab space) if you have an idea for a company.
- Network with representatives of pharma/biotech/investor companies, and with similarly minded scientists.
Gravity Encounters are interviews and podcasts with inspirational personalities. The questions explore how the interviewee thinks and acts, providing a glimpse into their inner self and inspirational attributes. Interviews are conducted by graduates on the Gravity Committee.
Gravity organises networking events that connect early career scientists interested in entrepreneurship. It also provides a comprehensive collection of entrepreneurial courses and societies in Cambridge.