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Global Challenges Initiative

The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Professor Paul Tracey

Entrepreneurship, Institutions and Institutional change; Regional innovation; Social innovation; Judge Business School; School of Technology

Paul TraceyProfessor Paul Tracey is a Professor of Innovation and Organization at Judge Business School, the Co-Director of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation and a Fellow of Hughes Hall. He is also a member of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative and of the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP).

A core element of Paul’s research is focused on the management of organizations located in poor places that seek to promote economic development, support marginalized people, and build community cohesion.

This and his research projects on entrepreneurship in emerging markets and the geography of innovation can impact the lives of the world’s poorest 3 billion people.

Paul’s interest in exchanging ideas with people from different disciplinary backgrounds who are interested in how to address some of the most deep-rooted social problems around the world addressed by the Sustainable Development Goals underlies his motivation to participate in the Global Challenges Forum. 

The Global Challenges Initiative 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.


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

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