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Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP)

Our Company

Established for 20 years, we are an independent innovation partner who has completed over 1,000 product development assignments for business around the world.  Members of our team are named inventors on many hundreds of patents owned by our customers.   We grow year on year, constantly expanding our experienced team and state of the art facilities.

We are based in two of the world’s leading centres for science and technology. Our European office is in Cambridge UK, a city with an 800 year history in science and creative thinking.  Our USA office is in Silicon Valley, probably the world’s most successful innovation hub.

UK Office

In our purpose built R&D facility in Cambridge, UK is designed to support our end to end innovation capability. Our front end team has an in house consumer research viewing facility that enables fast track, Research for Innovation and our design studio includes a ‘HackSpace’ where make and iterate quick models to test with customers.

Our science and engineering team work with the latest design software and simulation technology and are supported by four labs dedicated to product testing, electronics and optics. Our prototype workshop has 3 CNC milling machines as well as injection moulding, tool making and short run manufacture capabilities. Our state of the art 3D printer suite is equipped with a range of the latest printing technologies and can manufacture biocompatible components for medical devices.

Why we excel

We are passionate about creating new products.  Over our 20 year history our growth has been focused on building what we believe is a uniquely effective innovation capability. Few companies outside the vertically integrated global market leaders are able to assemble holistic innovation teams across consumer research, brand strategy, design, scientific research, engineering development and manufacturing.  Our team achieves this and that is why we are trusted by some the worlds largest companies with their most important innovations.


Our People & Environment

  • Located in a rural location with beautiful surroundings, only 7 miles from Cambridge
  • Our working culture is open, creative, friendly, collaborative and supportive
  • Social events like curry nights, charity events, themed events, bowling, photography, gaming and challenge-based competitions
  • Sports including squash, football, cycling, running, lunchtime walks and many more

Working at CDP

CDP is a business driven by our people. Working with Cambridge Design Partnership we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to design and develop the products of the future
  • New challenges daily, with a variety of exciting projects
  • Opportunities to specialise in healthcare, FMCG and other complex markets
  • Technical, commercial and personal development
  • Experience working with both large and small clients, suppliers and manufacturers around the world
  • Freedom and facilities to pursue your own ideas

Career Progression

  • Training to your specific needs
  • Support and mentoring to guide you in the direction you want your career to progress
  • Flat structure allows development to suit the individual without the need for titles








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