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International Development Research @ Cambridge



Stewart McTavish is an Entrepreneur, Researcher at the Department of Engineering, Institute for Manufacturing and the founding Director of ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator at University of Cambridge. 

Stewart's research interests include cluster theory, startup models, co-working and community spaces, innovation management and funding for high growth ventures.

This, together with the community of people in Cambridge starting high impact new ventures that he assembled, has the potential to benefit milions of people within a few years of stat-up, including the world’s poorest 3 billion people.


Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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Learn about the support we provide 

Information on how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research is shared here.


Contact us

Research Strategy Manager (Dr Sara Serradas Duarte):​.