Thank you for your interest in joining the Canopy. This application process is designed to ensure that members meet our requirement for impact driven business, and will contribute to the wider Canopy community.

Please note, this application form cannot be saved, so please ensure you are able to complete and submit the form in one go.

About you, your team and your venture
First Name*
Last Name*
Job Title
Street Address
Address Line 2
Postal Code, or Equivalent*
Email Address*
Phone Number
Which of the below best describes your enterprise?*
Other (please specify)
Legal form
Other (please specify)
Annual turnover (if applicable)
Number of employees*
Age of venture*
Please list your co-founders, partners, and/or directors*
Companies House registration number
Organisation website (if available)
What is novel about your idea or venture?
Do you have legal ownership of your venture and its intellectual property?
Who are your majority investors?
What IP protections do you hold?
What market traction, if any, do you have for your idea or venture?
What external validations do you have, eg from media, investors, awards?
About your idea and its sustainability impact potential  
What’s your big idea? Describe your venture (maximum 250 words)*

The Canopy aims to support impact-driven enterprises to accelerate solutions towards the sustainable development impact areas, as set out in CISL’s Rewiring the Economy framework

i) Maintaining ecologically sound landscapes and seas for nature and people  

ii) Enhanced health, education, justice and equality of opportunity for all  

iii) Preserving stocks of natural resources through efficient and circular use  

iv) Food, water, energy, shelter, sanitation, communications, transport, credit and health for all  

v) Limiting greenhouse gas levels to stabilise global temperature rise well below 2ºC  

vi) Securing socially inclusive jobs and working conditions for all.  

Describe the impact potential of your venture on addressing the above sustainability impact areas.
Describe your sustainability performance, (eg any accreditations, targets, policies or, reporting).
About your Canopy membership
How would Canopy membership accelerate your growth and impact?
What do you believe you can contribute to the Canopy Community?
How many of your staff do you wish to be Canopy members, using the workspace?

Are you interested in full-time membership (dedicated desks 5 days per week), flexi membership (8 days per calendar month) membership, a mix for different staff, or a second home membership (6 month membership with 6 day passes)?

Membership type
Do you have any questions for us?
Keeping in touch with you

We’d like to keep in touch with you to keep you informed about our activities/invite you to future programmes and events. Please indicate the formats in which you are happy to be contacted below (you can change these at any time by going here or automatically unsubscribing to emails).

How we use your personal and commercial data

The University of Cambridge will store your personal information in order to liaise with you as a consequence of your interest in our work, and (with your consent) keep you up to date with University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) news and let you know of future programmes and events.

Commercial information provided via this application form will be kept on record for the duration of the application process, and for successful applicants will be held on record for the duration of your membership at the Canopy. All commercial data will be deleted xx months after the termination of your membership at the Canopy.

We do not share your personal or commercial information with any third parties outside the University of Cambridge, other than those who are responsible for delivering all or part of a group, initiative, or event, except with your explicit permission. At times, personal data may be sent, including internationally, via email and other platforms for the purposes of efficiency.

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