Horizon Europe: €8.3 billion available for Health research and innovation

If you work in health research and innovation, there are plenty of European funding opportunities coming up. The EU is just launching Horizon Europe, its latest research and innovation programme, which will run until 2027 with a budget of at least €95.5 billion. All types of UK organisations – including academia, industry, the NHS, and […]

New U.K. funding agency aims to tackle innovative research | Science

The U.K. government has released its plans for emulating the storied high-risk, high-reward U.S. funding agency, the Advanced Research Projects Agency. During the 2019 election campaign, the Conservative government promised to set up such an agency, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s former adviser Dominic Cummings pushed for it. Now, it has a name: the Advanced […]

New fund to help close £6.5bn private equity gap 

The University of Cambridge has launched its eighth Enterprise Fund, managed by university spinout fund manager Parkwalk in conjunction with Cambridge Enterprise. Parkwalk has now overseen more than £100 million of investment into Cambridge-based companies over the past eight years. This new fund is timely as more investors consider startups for their potentially strong returns. […]

Imperial College Investment Fund backs startup developing Parkinson’s wearable

The Imperial College Investment Fund (ICIF), an early-stage investment fund launched at Imperial in early 2020, announced today that it had invested £205,000 in Charco Neurotech. The company will launch its device – CUE1 – in the UK and EU in early 2021. CUE1 is a non-invasive medical device worn on the chest that uses […]

First UK ‘Knowledge Intensive’ deeptech university fund

UK venture capital fund Parkwalk has launched one of the first Knowledge Intensive Funds to be approved by the UK government to invest in deeptech startups. The fund will invest in ground-breaking deeptech businesses spun out of UK universities, but with a facility to carry back income tax relief to the previous tax year and reduced administration […]

North East university spin-out fund invests £500,000 in local businesses 

An investment fund founded by four of the North East’s universities has invested £500,000 in local firms since its launch. Northern Accelerator is a partnership between Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Durham University, and the University of Sunderland and has been designed to develop businesses with a high growth potential that have spun out of the […]

The 30 best universities and business schools for entrepreneurship in Europe | EU-Startups

While there seem to be some people who are natural-born entrepreneurs, most aspects of entrepreneurship can also be learned along the way. Many universities and business schools across Europe are actually offering quite good courses and curriculums on that topic. Below we’re introducing you to the 30 best business schools and universities for entrepreneurship in Europe. The […]

Imperial and MIT launch seed fund for ideas that reduce the impact of pollution 

Imperial and MIT share a commitment to address key global challenges and for 2020, the MIT-Imperial College London Seed Fund will call for research into climate solutions and the transition to zero pollution. The funding, worth $100,000 in total, will bring together researchers from two of the world’s best universities to build early-stage collaboration. The seed fund is calling […]