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2306, 2021

Twelve universities join forces to launch impact investment fund

The ten-year, multi-million-pound fund will support social ventures created within the twelve participating universities across the UK. The fund will support ventures motivated by beneficial social or environmental impact, rather than solely by profit. Impact 12 has been developed by Social Investment Scotland (SIS), an impact investor and responsible finance [...]

2306, 2021

European Universities Are The Newest Deep Tech Hotspots

European universities have deep research talent that’s been nearly untapped by venture capitalists but that’s rapidly changing. While few unicorns have emerged from European universities - compared to their U.S. counterparts - there has been a steady, decade-long improvement, both in terms of entrepreneurial attributes at universities and university attitudes [...]

2306, 2021

Horizon Europe: €8.3 billion available for Health research and innovation

If you work in health research and innovation, there are plenty of European funding opportunities coming up. The EU is just launching Horizon Europe, its latest research and innovation programme, which will run until 2027 with a budget of at least €95.5 billion. All types of UK organisations - including [...]

2306, 2021

Wyss Institute initiates industry partnership to facilitate brain-targeted drug delivery

Today, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announces that it is collaborating with multiple industry partners to discover more effective approaches to deliver drugs across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) for the treatment of brain diseases. The main goals of the initiative will be to identify transport [...]

1706, 2021

University-backed start-up accelerators get under way

Two university-backed start-up accelerators have launched with the aim of seeking the next wave of entrepreneurial talent. The inaugural AgTech UCD accelerator, which will begin in September, is dedicated to early stage agtech and foodtech-focused companies. Based at UCD Lyons Farm in Co Kildare, the 12-week programme is funded through [...]

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