Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has broken its own record for startup creation by spinning out 36 companies in a single year.

Startups from the university launch this year include medtech firm PECA Labs, which is developing a heart valve which will see a reduction in open heart surgeries performed on children, 3D printer manufacturer PieceMaker Technologies, and SolePower, a company commercialising power-generating shoe insoles capable of charging consumer electronics.

Over the past five years, CMU has launched over 130 spin-outs…

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