7 10, 2020

Imperial and MIT launch seed fund for ideas that reduce the impact of pollution 

By |2020-10-07T16:11:04+00:00October 7th, 2020|Massachusetts, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, UK/England|0 Comments

Imperial and MIT share a commitment to address key global challenges and for 2020, the MIT-Imperial College London Seed Fund will call for research into climate solutions and the transition to zero pollution. The funding, worth $100,000 in total, will bring together researchers from two of the world's best universities to build early-stage collaboration. The seed fund is calling [...]

16 09, 2020

Industry collaboration and entrepreneurship reach new heights 

By |2020-09-16T14:32:23+00:00September 16th, 2020|UK/England|0 Comments

Imperial has been using its academic expertise to solve real-world challenges through record numbers of industry partnerships and consultancy projects, while more and more Imperial students are launching startup companies with support from the College’s entrepreneurship programmes. These are some of the facts revealed in the newest Review of Enterprising Activity, Imperial’s annual look at the [...]

9 09, 2020

Early cancer detection technology secures £2.4M funding boost from InnovateUK

By |2020-09-09T14:23:48+00:00September 9th, 2020|State or Government, UK/England|0 Comments

Efforts to improve the early detection of cancer have received a significant boost with a £2.4 million funding deal to support the further development of innovative testing technology. Glasgow-based ClinSpec Diagnostics Limited (ClinSpec Dx), a spinout from the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at Strathclyde, has developed a way of detecting cancer at an early stage using a [...]

12 08, 2020

UK University launches ‘innovation factory’ to identify viable spin-offs 

By |2020-08-12T13:01:35+00:00August 12th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, UK/England|0 Comments

Designed to be one of Europe’s most effective University Technology Transfer offices, the University of Manchester Innovation Factory has built a new team and processes for commercialising the university’s innovations and intellectual property. The new organisation’s core mission is to use this IP to create positive social and economic impact. The Innovation Factory works with [...]

5 08, 2020

UCL launches new £100m start-up investment fund

By |2020-08-05T12:14:31+00:00August 5th, 2020|Startup Fund, UK/England, Uncategorized|0 Comments

University College London has launched a new £100m investment fund to back university spin-outs developing medical research as well as artificial intelligence (AI) projects. The new UCL Technology Fund is backed by British Patient Capital, as well as UCL itself and other new and existing investors. It will be managed by London-headquartered investment firm AlbionVC. “There [...]

3 06, 2020

Queen’s University spin-out Re-Vana Therapeutics raises $3.25m

By |2020-06-03T20:48:08+00:00June 3rd, 2020|New Investments/Awards, UK/England, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today (3 June), Queen’s University Belfast spin-out Re-Vana Therapeutics announced that it has raised $3.25m in pre-Series A funding. The start-up, which develops sustained-release therapeutics for significant sight-threatening ocular diseases, said that the round was oversubscribed by more than $1m and closed in two tranches. The first tranche was led by ExSight Ventures, with participation [...]

12 03, 2020

Kin Capital launches new Cambridge VC fund for university startups and spin-outs

By |2020-03-12T07:45:43+00:00March 12th, 2020|UK/England|0 Comments

The Cambridge University Ventures SEIS Fund will convey 50 per cent tax relief and other substantial tax benefits through the UK’s Government backed Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). Google, Facebook and many more of the world’s most successful businesses were started by students at university. Whilst these startups were great ideas and had talented founders [...]

12 03, 2020

Innovation fund for Imperial staff and student startups launches

By |2020-03-12T07:34:13+00:00March 12th, 2020|Student Funds, UK/England|0 Comments

Imperial College London has launched its first Innovation Fund to invest in early-stage, high-growth, knowledge-intensive companies. The Fund offers alumni and investors the opportunity to support the commercial development of Imperial's discoveries into tomorrow's solutions in medicine, engineering, biochemistry, genetics, materials, quantum computing, data science and beyond. Imperial has a long history of producing ground-breaking [...]

27 09, 2019

Boosting University research funding in the UK

By |2019-09-27T09:45:35+00:00September 27th, 2019|UK/England|0 Comments

Chris Skidmore MP is Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. He is currently the MP for Kingswood, South Gloucestershire and is the current Vice-Chairman of the Conservative party for policy in 2018. He announced that University research was set to receive a major boost in funding. [...]

23 09, 2019

Imperial College launches student-run fund

By |2019-09-23T10:33:39+00:00September 23rd, 2019|UK/England|0 Comments

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