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Cambridge Global Challenges


Programme Scope

The twelve teams with 56 principal investigators will undertake research in transformations to sustainability areas ranging from groundwater, mining, urban areas and land-registration, to the role of migration and intellectual property rights in sustainability transitions. The projects involve researchers from a wide variety of disciplines working together across the globe, from Brazil to Sweden and from Japan to Burkina Faso.

Among the funded research projects is

IPACST: The Role of Intellectual Property to Accelerate Sustainability Transitions.


Prof. C. Dreher, Freie University Berlin, Dr. A. Gurtoo, Indian Institute of Science, Prof. N. Bocken, Lund University, Dr. F. Tietze, IfM, University of Cambridge.


The full list of awards is published the NORFACE website.

Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Funding Opportunities

Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global...