Aurora Membership, Cambridge, UK

Lat. 52°12'44"N, Long. 0°4'50"E

The Aurora Innovation Centre at the British Antarctic Survey headquarters in Cambridge features a Collaboration Space for members from business, academia, and policy who share our passion for natural resource efficiencies and the environment.

Benefit from our unique spectrum of expertise in climate science, environmental stewardship and technologies for challenging environments. Extend your networking through Aurora connections, reaching out to a variety of different groups that include industry, government, education, third sector and the arts. Not just in Silicon Fen either, Aurora has global reach and recognition. Whether an individual sole trader or international corporation you can access our desk space, Aurora expertise and site venue facilities through Membership, as well as benefit from up to 30% off our standard venue booking rates.

Collaboration Space Membership at Aurora

The highly popular Aurora Collaboration Space aims to bring together a community of people from different backgrounds who share our passion for environmental stewardship and technologies for challenging environments. We have thirty-two desks here, with an additional twelve hot-desks for when we run out of bookable desks! Unlike traditional start-up office space, BAS is already a globally recognised operational institution with considerable connections. Your networking is enhanced when working here through this broad range of environmental science and supporting engineering and operations that takes place in the same building. We rarely have ‘BAS-only’ seminars and events in Aurora – all just a short walk down the corridor from your desk.

About once a month we run ‘Knowledge Snacks’ sessions, where we mix Aurora Members/external guests with BAS staff to talk for fifteen minutes on their specialist topics and the results are always the same; “I never knew that, I know someone you should talk to…”

If you are interested in becoming an Aurora Member, Corporate Member or would like a Knowledge Snacks slot, please introduce yourself to us at [email protected]

Collaboration Space Membership Rates (updated May 2019):

Part-time, desk use one day per week – just £89/month for remainder of 2019.
Full-time, desk is yours – £250/month for remainder of 2019.

Part-time Membership is one eight-hour day Mon-Fri, per week. Normal site access available during 07:00 – 19:00hrs. Minimum Membership period for part time thirty days, ninety days for full time, paid monthly in advance.

Aurora Corporate Membership 2019

For larger companies we also offer a Corporate Membership option. Leading businesses around the world understand they have the power to shape our future use of Planet Earth, and take this responsibility seriously in their corporate strategy.

As a Member, your leadership team will already recognise the importance of reviewing business practices in order to chart a path towards net zero carbon operation by 2050, facilitating a sustainable 1.5°C future, and will have implemented strong environmental, ethical and social responsibility policies. Our BAS Vision and Mission aligns with businesses who are actively investigating how their current operational practices contribute to environmental change, with audited targets for reducing negative environmental impact.


Aurora Australis

We welcome the opportunity to discuss what our Corporate Membership provides and how BAS expertise could inform your environmental strategy. Email [email protected]

Membership is at the discretion of BAS and subject to approval by NERC. Aurora Corporate Membership is limited to four businesses a year in 2019/20.

Getting to Aurora Innovation Centre

For individuals we can reserve parking spaces on site at BAS. For larger groups we are a few minutes walk from Madingley Road free P&R with 4 electric vehicle bays, very easy access from the M11, and a bus service in/out of the city centre/train station.

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