A roundup of news for the week that was the second week of July 2013.
Stanford edutech startup Coursera lands $43m in a series B backed by The World Bank, GSV Capital and others.
Immunocore, a biotech firm with ties to Oxford University, signs £142m ($212m) deal with pharmaceutical conglomerate GlaxoSmithKline.
The University of Southampton unveils unprecedented ‘5D’ memory storage likened to Superman’s memory crystals.
Switzerland holds on to the number one ranking in the Global Innovation Index 2013 as the US rejoins the top 5.
Kymeta Corporation, a satellite parts manufacturer, raises $50m series C with backing from consortium including multi-university venture fund Osage University Partners.
Harvard Innovation Lab-incubated television streaming service for students backed by strategic investors including CBC New Media Group and Home Box Office.
ilab, the University of Queensland’s incubator, receives approval for Australian Government support and simultaneously lands separate $1.5m fund deal.
Cantargia, a biopharma spin-out of Lund University, raises SEK 7m from Sunstone Capital and LU Bioscience to fight leukaemia.
Singularity University-based Scanadu raises $1.3m through crowdfunding to make Star Trek’s tricorder device a reality.
Base4 Innovation, a Warwick University spin-out, signs deal with Hitachi for DNA sequencing system.
A bill that will unify the tech transfer efforts of Oregon State University and the University of Oregon with $3.75m backing passes the Oregon Legislature.
GSK spin-out Autifony, backed by Imperial Innovations, announces £2.75m ($4.2m) collaboration deal with Newcastle and Manchester for schizophrenia drugs.
Angel CoFund, a UK-based investment fund, is set to scale up its operation nationwide, announces UK Government.
Enterprise Ireland names Dublin City University spin-out fashion app developer Style-Eyes it’s “One to Watch” in 2013.
SOWISO, an edtech software spin-out from the Eindhoven University of Technology, receives backing from software developer WoodWing.
Signal modulation tech startup Astrapi lands $1.5m seed round following the University of Maryland’s Cupid Cup showcase.
The Royal Society announces two further investments in two UK spin-outs from its Enterprise Fund.
Manchester University spin-out Arago Technology raises $482k in venture round backed by the University.
Queen’s University Belfast spin-out Andor Technology lands export deal to Russia worth $374k.
Alaska launches snow-fighting spin-out CFT Solutions.