Despite being the first year spent entirely during the pandemic, 2021 underlined the strengths of the ecosystem with spinouts raising nearly $39.2bn.

It was arguably optimistic to claim, in our annual review a year ago, that normality would return to the world once vaccines had reached a majority of people. Delta and then Omicron variants have wreaked havoc with people’s and governments’ hopes to resume lives as they once were – and that is nothing to say…

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Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Talking Tech Transfer interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).