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How Basel supercharged its spinout rate

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

Feb 27, 2024

Uniseed gains new university partners

The Australian venture fund has announced that Monash University will join as a partner alongside other research partners including University of Newcastle and Western Sydney University.

Nov 21, 2023

100 sign Innovate Cambridge charter

Cambridge Enterprise, Cambridge Innovation Capital and University of Cambridge are joined by 100 signatories like AstraZeneca and Microsoft for the Innovate Cambridge initiative.

Dec 8, 2022

Rice chooses Cherukuri to lead innovation

Rice University has found its inaugural vice-president for innovation in Paul Cherukuri, currently executive director of its Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering.

Aug 4, 2022

Albertson accepts Georgia Tech job

Mary Albertson is the new director for Georgia Tech’s Office of Technology Licensing, joining from University of Utah’s Pivot Center.

Jul 18, 2022

OSE obtains another $300m, reaches $1bn

Oxford Science Enterprises now has just over $1bn under management and already boasts a portfolio of more than 80 University of Oxford spinouts.

Jul 18, 2022

CardiaTec captures $1.7m

Cambridge Enterprise has put cash into CardiaTec Biosciences in a pre-seed round that marks the inaugural deal for Laidlaw Scholars Ventures.

Jul 6, 2022

OQC heads to Japan after $46m series A

Oxford Quantum Circuits' series A round is already among the largest for a European quantum company and could still go higher.

Jul 5, 2022

Other News

Berkeley taps into its ecosystem in a new way

The new Berkeley Frontier Fund reinvents the venture capital model by building in donations to University of California, Berkeley.

Jul 4, 2022

Carma clinches $50m first close

Ascenion and Goethe University Frankfurt are among the initiators of Carma Fund I, which will help start up and fund early life science projects.

Jun 21, 2022

Elypta elicits $21m series A

Chalmers spinout Elypta is working on a metabolism-based liquid biopsy for early cancer detection that it hopes will catch any type of the disease.

Jun 21, 2022

Melbourne doubles down on venture funds

Tin Alley Ventures and Genesis Pre-Seed Fund will have a total of nearly $81m at their disposal to invest in University of Melbourne’s innovations.

Jun 17, 2022

Deals: June 1, 2022

Orphan CNS therapy developer Minoryx Therapeutics closed a $54.8m series C and MIT's The Engine co-led a $10.5m seed round for Foundation Alloy.

Jun 1, 2022

Exits: May 31, 2022

Evotec has bought University of Modena and Reggio Emilia spinout Rigenerand for $24.7m.

May 31, 2022

Editor's Picks

Six ways to increase university spinout success

Spinout creation rates vary wildly at universities and intelligent capital and corporate partners have a big role in changing the numbers.

Jul 14, 2023

JLR: “We want people to think of a car like a Hermes…

The carmaker is exploring a "car for life" that gets upgraded as your needs change and other ideas at a new innovation centre it has set up at Warwick University.

Jun 21, 2022
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