The ‘Cambridge Cluster’ is the oldest and one of the most successful clusters of biotech companies in Europe. With strong connections to the University of Cambridge, the cluster has evolved into one of the world's most enterprising networks of technology, life sciences and service companies, employing 57,000 people across 1,500+ companies – with a combined annual revenue of over £13 billion. The city’s workers enjoy average earnings of £40,000 a year - far higher than elsewhere in the country.
Other universities in Cambridge with significant activities within the Cambridge Cluster area are Anglia Ruskin University and Open University.
The cluster is also home to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, one of the largest biomedical research networks in the world, soon to be joined by the new global research headquarters for Astra Zeneca.