ARC is situated in an unrivalled location with strong transport links; within the UK Innovation Corridor; the Oxford-Cambridge Arc and the Cambridge – Norwich Technology Corridor.
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The inclusion of ‘place’ as one of the UK Industrial Strategy’s five factors of productivity, recognises that plans evolving from it must be delivered locally.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER) states, when it comes to a centre of expertise on the convergence of agriculture and enabling  technologies from other sectors, its “Cambridge or Overseas”

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Local industrial strategy states the aim of being the “UK Capital of AgriTech”


The UK is a global centre of excellence for AgriTech research, development and innovation, with £200 million of additional funding invested nationally since 2013 through the UK Strategy for Agricultural Technologies.

ARC has the unique opportunity to build on the established reputations of Cambridge University, Cambridge-based science parks, the technology and agriculture corridors in our vicinity and the East of England’s life science heritage.


Cambridge has a globally recognised concentration of life science, advanced technology and research establishments unmatched in Europe that continues to grow at 7% per annum.


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  • Cambridge University’s innovation ecosystem, including the Global Food Security department
  • 4,300+ knowledge intensive firms
  • 59,000+ people employed by knowledge intensive firms
  • Research institutes such as the Medical Research Centre Laboratory for Molecular Biology, National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), the Babraham Research Campus, the Wellcome Trust Genome Centre and the BioMedical Campus
  • Annual revenue of over £11 billion
  • Around 200 small and medium sized firms, many formed locally as spin-outs from, or to link with, the research base
  • Global companies such as Pfizer, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Google, Microsoft and Samsung
  • Cambridge is also the leading entrepreneurial ecosystem for early stage and high growth technical companies in the UK.
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