23 06, 2021

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

By |2021-06-23T14:18:11+00:00June 23rd, 2021|State or Government, UK/England|0 Comments

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 academia, industry, the NHS, and [...]

23 06, 2021

Through The Valley—Cambridge Accelerator Steers Deeptech Startups ‘From Seed To Series A’

By |2021-06-23T13:58:29+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, UK/England|0 Comments

“There’s a lot of great technology out there,” says Miles Kirby.”But there is still a valley of death in terms of how you build a business around it.” These days, we don’t hear quite so much about U.K. tech businesses perishing in the so-called valley of death, a funding desert that lies somewhere between very [...]

4 03, 2021

New U.K. funding agency aims to tackle innovative research | Science

By |2021-03-04T10:02:26+00:00March 4th, 2021|State or Government, UK/England|0 Comments

The U.K. government has released its plans for emulating the storied high-risk, high-reward U.S. funding agency, the Advanced Research Projects Agency. During the 2019 election campaign, the Conservative government promised to set up such an agency, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson's former adviser Dominic Cummings pushed for it. Now, it has a name: the Advanced [...]

11 02, 2021

New fund to help close £6.5bn private equity gap 

By |2021-02-11T11:13:12+00:00February 11th, 2021|UK/England|0 Comments

The University of Cambridge has launched its eighth Enterprise Fund, managed by university spinout fund manager Parkwalk in conjunction with Cambridge Enterprise. Parkwalk has now overseen more than £100 million of investment into Cambridge-based companies over the past eight years. This new fund is timely as more investors consider startups for their potentially strong returns. [...]

11 02, 2021

Imperial College Investment Fund backs startup developing Parkinson’s wearable

By |2021-02-11T11:09:41+00:00February 11th, 2021|UK/England|0 Comments

The Imperial College Investment Fund (ICIF), an early-stage investment fund launched at Imperial in early 2020, announced today that it had invested £205,000 in Charco Neurotech. The company will launch its device - CUE1 - in the UK and EU in early 2021. CUE1 is a non-invasive medical device worn on the chest that uses [...]

13 01, 2021

First UK ‘Knowledge Intensive’ deeptech university fund

By |2021-01-13T14:10:31+00:00January 13th, 2021|UK/England|0 Comments

UK venture capital fund Parkwalk has launched one of the first Knowledge Intensive Funds to be approved by the UK government to invest in deeptech startups. The fund will invest in ground-breaking deeptech businesses spun out of UK universities, but with a facility to carry back income tax relief to the previous tax year and reduced administration [...]

17 12, 2020

North East university spin-out fund invests £500,000 in local businesses 

By |2020-12-17T06:31:58+00:00December 17th, 2020|UK/England|0 Comments

An investment fund founded by four of the North East’s universities has invested £500,000 in local firms since its launch. Northern Accelerator is a partnership between Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Durham University, and the University of Sunderland and has been designed to develop businesses with a high growth potential that have spun out of the [...]

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 [...]