We are...

World-class engineers, designers, scientists and consultants, with outstanding facilities and processes
Solving the world’s most complex engineering, technology and design problems
Delivering world-firsts with market-leading performance and rapid return on investment
Established in 1960 and a principal founder of the world-renowned Cambridge high-tech cluster

Global reach

900+ staff  -  6 offices  -  Projects in 20+ countries


projects every year


square metres of product development facilities


decades of innovation

What we do

We specialise in helping our clients achieve the seemingly impossible.

From large multinationals to innovative start-ups, our clients trust us to solve their most critical, high-risk challenges. Through our combination of exceptional people, proven processes and world-class facilities, we deliver lasting impact.

Getting to market faster with superior product and service designs, we enable our clients to disrupt their markets and make high returns on their R&D investment. 

Six decades of innovation

Established in 1960, Cambridge Consultants was a principal founder of “the Cambridge phenomenon” – Europe’s leading high-tech cluster.

The company was the brainchild of three Cambridge University graduates – Tim Eiloart, Rodney Dale and David Southward – who wanted to "put the brains of Cambridge University at the disposal of the problems of British industry".

Since then we’ve evolved into a global team engaged in solving the world’s toughest technology challenges. Our ability to continuously innovate is what sets us apart, delivering breakthrough products and services that are highly profitable for our clients.

Many high-tech companies within the Cambridge cluster can trace their roots back to Cambridge Consultants. This includes around 20 successful spin-out ventures, including three of Cambridge’s fifteen billion-dollar companies: Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR), Domino and Xaar. 

Life at Cambridge Consultants

No two days here are ever the same. With over 400 scientific, engineering and design problems tackled – and solved – each year, we enjoy an endless variety of challenges.

That’s why we’re home to some of the most curious, creative and determined people on the planet. 

What our clients say

Our clients tell us that we deliver “out-of-the-ordinary engineering capability” and create solutions that “almost defy the laws of physics”.

We innovate in diverse markets globally

Clients engage us to access our deep market knowledge and exceptional technical expertise – a combination that leads to industry-defining ideas and breakthroughs that defy convention.

We can help you achieve the impossible