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University of Cambridge seeks new CEO of commercialisation arm

The new hire will replace Diarmuid O'Brien, who has headed Cambridge Enterprise for three years.

May 22, 2024

UK VC firm EMV Capital takes over Cambridge seed investor Martlet Capital

EMV Capital will manage a portfolio of 53 deep tech and life sciences companies as part of the acquisition.

May 13, 2024

Imec.xpand closes Fund II at $320m

The deep tech venture firm has surpassed its original goal by $50m and more than doubled its assets under management to $455m.

May 2, 2024

Crumbling system, fragile lives: can spinouts help in the senior care crisis?

From a chest-worn device to help with Parkinson's symptoms to stress measuring socks — here are the spinouts providing support for senior citizens.

Mar 25, 2024

Taylor takes over from Baxter at Edinburgh Innovations

Andrea Taylor, director of Strategic Partnerships at Edinburgh Innovations, will become interim CEO when George Baxter leaves for UC Davis at the end of the month.

Mar 18, 2024

How Basel supercharged its spinout rate

Basel has quietly built a life sciences ecosystem that’s becoming hard to ignore.

Feb 27, 2024

University of Durham’s Hammond retires

Tim Hammond, who spent the past 24 years at the University of Durham and was programme lead at Northern Accelerator, retired at the end of January.

Feb 1, 2024

Other News

Rampuri bids farewell to the University of Bristol

After nearly two decades with the University of Bristol, director of enterprise services Mustafa Rampuri has joined startup Duality Quantum Photonics.

Feb 1, 2024

Cambridge promotes O’Brien to pro-vice-chancellor

Diarmuid O’Brien will continue to act as CEO of Cambridge Enterprise for one day a week.

Jan 24, 2024

German AI spinout centre hires Möller

Laura Möller is the new director of K.I.E.Z, a multi-university-backed entrepreneurship centre for artificial intelligence startups.

Jan 22, 2024

Helsinki hires Hakovirta to helm commercialisation

Marko Hakovirta, currently a faculty member at North Carolina State University, will become CEO at Helsinki Innovation Services by April.

Jan 22, 2024

Quantinuum's $300m round shows growing corporate bets on quantum

Backed by JPMorgan Chase, Honeywell, Amgen, Mitsui & Co, Quantinuum is working both on quantum hardware and software — and is now one of the biggest players in the field.

Jan 19, 2024

Russell bids farewell to PraxisAuril

David Russell will move back into the education sector, joining Pearson after having led PraxisAuril as chief executive for the past year.

Jan 8, 2024

Editor's Picks

Sony and Intel back company making key part for next wave of…

UK smartphone camera component developer Cambridge Mechatronics’ latest round featured strategic investors Sony Ventures and Intel Capital.

Feb 13, 2024

Maersk shifts to venture client approach to move faster on new tech

Maersk revamped its Maersk Growth innovation unit in June with a new team and a change in how it invests in tech and sustainability.

Jan 5, 2024

Turkey: Can CVC remove the funding roadblocks for startups?

Turkey has the ingredients to be a top tech market, but it needs investors to take more risk if its startups are to get past early stage.

Oct 11, 2023

Reality check: Has the IRA made the US a magnet for cleantech…

The US's $369bn climate legislation, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), promises to put the US at the forefront of the clean energy transition, but the act has its limitations.

Oct 5, 2023
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