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Cluster theory; Startup models; Co-working and community spaces; Innovation management; Funding for high growth ventures; Department of Engineering; School of Technology; ideaSpace; innovationLabs

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.


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.

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