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GUV Awards 2021: Personality of the Year

Oxford Science Enterprises (OSE), the investment company established by University of Oxford, was already an impressive beast long before Alexis Dormandy took over its leadership. Having raised £613m ($845m) from a diverse set of global investors, OSE has helped build more than 100 spinouts, playing a substantial role in the foundation of more than 60 […]

Nov 4, 2021

GUV Awards 2021: Tech Transfer Office of the Year

That the innovation ecosystem in Scotland manages to punch well above its weight – not just in the UK but in Europe as a whole – is in no small part thanks to Edinburgh Innovations. The unit is a wholly-owned subsidiary of University of Edinburgh, and was founded more than 50 years ago. Its track […]

Nov 4, 2021

GUV Awards 2021: CVC Investment in a Spinout of the Year

Right now, quantum computing is perhaps the single most exciting development in the world of technology – so it is appropriate that the Global University Venturing 2021 Award for CVC Investment in a Spinout should go to M12 for its involvement in the $450m series D round for PsiQuantum, a US-based developer of quantum computing […]

Nov 4, 2021

GUV Awards 2021: Technology of the Year

DNA analysis that can help obese people and diabetes sufferers choose the right food to eat is the innovation that underpins the success of Imperial College London spinout DnaNudge, winner of the Global University Venturing Technology of the Year Award in 2021. The firm’s DNA testing products can also aid those suffering from hypertension and […]

Nov 4, 2021

GUV Awards 2021: Investment Unit of the Year

Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC)’s appetite for dealmaking has remained undimmed during the pandemic, with a slew of new investments in recent months highlighting the patient capital fund’s ongoing commitment to supporting world-leading life-sciences and deeptech businesses. With more than £300m ($410m) under management, CIC’s relationship with University of Cambridge and its technology transfer office, Cambridge […]

Nov 4, 2021

GUV Awards 2021: Fundraising of the Year

Atlantic Bridge’s first University Bridge Fund has played a vital role in helping Ireland’s most promising innovators on their path to global success – an achievement that the second fund, launched earlier this year, looks set to build upon. Focusing on deep tech, the €80m ($93.7m) University Bridge Fund II will continue the work done […]

Nov 4, 2021

GUV Awards 2021: Exit of the Year

Sana Biotechnology’s spectacular initial public offering has earned it the Global University Venturing Exit of the Year Award for 2021. The firm, a specialist in developing medicines based on stem cells, uses technology licensed from Harvard University and in its IPO on the Nasdaq Global Select Market in February raised almost $588m – nearly four […]

Nov 4, 2021

GUV Awards 2021: Deal of the Year

The $225m series D round for University of Dundee’s drug discovery spinout Exscientia is the Global University Venturing Deal of the Year Award winner for 2021. The round, which was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, an investment vehicle for telecoms conglomerate SoftBank, also featured pharmaceutical firms Novo and Bristol Myers Squibb as well as […]

Nov 4, 2021
Webinar: The World of Corporate Venturing 2022 Key Findings
Feb 9, 2022
GCV Rising Stars & Emerging Leaders 2022 and Industry Insights
Feb 10, 2022
GCV Asia 2022
Apr 26, 2022 - Apr 28, 2022
Tokyo (Japan)
GCV Symposium 2022
May 18, 2022 - May 19, 2022
London (UK)
GCVI Summit 2022
Jun 22, 2022 - Jun 23, 2022
Monterey, CA (USA)
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