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A networking organisation for plants-related research and impact
To achieve its objectives CambPlants works closely with the University's Strategic Research Initiatives, such as Global Food Security, Cambridge Conservation Initative and SRNs, Cambridge Science and Policy and the Bioscience Impact Team from the School of Biological Sciences, among other internal and external networks. Its work falls under three main themes: impact, communication and collaboration and its services are outlined below:


Research facilitation

  • Pre and post award (support and advice)
  • Translational funding schemes (identifying and supporting)
  • Pathways to impact support (advise and implementation)
  • Impact strategy mapping

Convening and industry interaction

  • Connecting with industry, policy makers, public and research councils
  • Cultivating stakeholder relationships
  • One-to-one interactions
  • Industry-led forums and workshops
  • Career days, internships, lectures and debates
  • Industry Club

Capability building

  • Training programmes
  • Plant-impact champions
  • Placements (inc PIPS)
  • Support to REF2020

Public engagement

Public understanding of science is of vital importance.  We like to get the word out that plant research helps solve global issues, such as secure supplies of food, energy and materials, and how it benefits agriculture, horticulture, forestry and environmental conservation.
However, this list is not exhaustive, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can help you.  

Flagship activities

Our flagship activities include the following: