Confidence in Concept awards will fund 150 pilot projects across 14 universities

The ‘Confidence in Concept’ awards, delivered by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and totalling £7.4m, will give 14 universities grants of between £360,000 and £750,000 to help them progress promising research ideas towards clinical testing. The grants will fund about 150 pilot projects, allowing academic researchers to begin the process of turning a bright idea […]

Xfund, new Cambridge fund set to support innovation at Harvard, others

In January, The Experiment Fund (Xfund) launched as an early-stage seed fund through backing from storied venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates. Anchored at Harvard, what the Xfund was able to develop was a partnership between two of the longest living institutions in their respective fields. “When anyone designs any institution, they always want it to […]

Student Seed Fund Helps Tomato Farmers

Postgrad students from Cambridge University have won a competition for innovators. The final judging ceremony of the McKinsey Innovate 2012 competition, held at The Commonwealth Club in London produced victory for The Ethical Tomato Co, four postgraduate students on the university’s Engineering for Sustainable Development masters programme. The annual contest, sponsored by global management consultancy […]