Cambridge Cluster Map
The Cambridge Cluster Map is a free online service that provides data on all companies, including scaleups and laboratories based in Cambridge (within 20 miles of the centre), and those that have opened offices in the area. The data is revised annually and updated quarterly.
Leaders from the cluster’s ecosystem launched this big data tool to support the fastest growing companies to make it easier for them to attract talent, customers and investors. It has been further developed as a basis for understanding the whole economic development of the sub-region.
The website was developed by the University of Cambridge and a group of entrepreneurs. The map shows three groups of organisations: Cambridge-based and Cambridge-active companies, and non-corporate knowledge-intensive (KI) organisations within a 20-mile radius of the centre of Cambridge. Data is drawn from filings at Companies House. For Cambridge-based companies the map shows employment and turnover over the period from fiscal years 2010/11 to 2015/16.
It provides an accurate and accessible source of growth data that shows the growth and economic health of the sub-region over time and enables the city to highlight its attractiveness to potential international inward investors. Businesses and individuals can examine individual company data as well as identify where growth is taking place around them.
The map allows leading investors to pinpoint the fastest growing companies. Academic researchers who wish to delve deeper into the data can do so by gaining accreditation from The Centre for Business Research (CBR).
The Cluster Map provides real and detailed evidence that shows that Cambridge companies have grown very rapidly in the past four years. At the last count, this showed that 24,476 Cambridge-based companies turned over £35bn (7.7% increase) and employed 210, 211 people (up 6% in one year). For example, a focus on science-based companies shows that these had a combined turnover of £12bn and employ 60,000 people in the Cambridge area.
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