About Us

Cambridge Gravity is an educational portal for early-career scientists (e.g. PhDs, Postdocs, clinicians) to understand the world of business and entrepreneurship while they are doing research at the University of Cambridge.  

Gravity is directed by its founder Professor Tony Kouzarides  has Cambridge University luminaries as Patrons, is driven by a Gravity Committee comprised of Cambridge graduate students, and is affiliated to the Milner Therapeutics Institute.

We aim to provide a forum for mentorship and inspiration for academic researchers considering a future in pharma, biotech, investment and entrepreneurship. We provide opportunities to “learn by experience”, through a series of programmes and events described below:

Bio-spark entrepreneurial fellowships

​This is a programme that runs annually from November to June and allows early career scientists to:

  • Experience what it is like to work in pharma/biotech/investor companies, through internships.
  • Access mentorship and potential funding if you have an idea for a company.
  • Network with representatives of pharma/biotech/investor companies, and with similarly minded scientists.

Gravity Encounters

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.

Entrepreneurial Events

Gravity organises networking events that connect early career scientists with pharma, biotech, investors and each other. These are annual events open to all members of the University.

  • Meet the eco-system (27th Feb 2024): A networking event involving local VIPs from University, biotech, pharma, investment.
  • Biotech Matchmaking (16th April 2024): Around 20 companies present short pitches, followed by networking with company speakers and invited VIP guests from industry.
  • Life Science Pitch Showcase (11th June 2024): An opportunity for early-career scientists with ideas for companies to pitch to investors, followed by networking.
  • Gravity Lecture and award (ad hoc): Lectures from eminent scientists (from industry or academia), who have made significant contributions to society through their science.