Europe

4 01, 2019

Bumper year for NUI Galway startups as they reaped €35m in investment funds

By |2019-01-04T08:20:51+00:00January 4th, 2019|Ireland, State or Government|0 Comments

In a very successful year for innovation during 2018, NUI Galway start-ups secured €35 million between private equity investment and research funding while the 36 companies based at the university’s Business Innovation Centre now employ 173 people, which represents an increase of 20 per cent over 2017. The year also saw NUI Galway sign more [...]

13 12, 2018

Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund Benefits Companies in EU

By |2018-12-13T09:41:12+00:00December 13th, 2018|Europe, State or Government|0 Comments

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen has congratulated the four Limerick “groundbreaking projects” that have received €17.2 million under the first round of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund. The successful Limerick projects are: A consortium including Curran Scientific, Raheen,  will receive a maximum of €8.4 million towards a [...]

13 12, 2018

UNICEF’s Innovation Fund announces first cohort of blockchain investments in emerging markets

By |2018-12-13T09:31:47+00:00December 13th, 2018|Europe, State or Government|0 Comments

Six companies in developing and emerging economies will receive investment from UNICEF's Innovation Fund to solve global challenges using blockchain technology. The UNICEF Innovation Fund will invest up to $100,000 USD in the six companies; Atix Labs, Onesmart,Prescrypto, Statwig, Utopixar and W3 Engineers to deliver open-source prototypes of blockchain applications within 12-months. Selected from more than 100 applications across 50 countries, these six [...]

13 12, 2018

RGU’s Start-up Accelerator to boost Aberdeenshire innovation

By |2018-12-13T09:30:50+00:00December 13th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Scotland, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) new initiative, the first funded programme of its kind in the north-east of Scotland, will support 28 entrepreneurial teams of students, staff and recent alumni from RGU and North East Scotland College (NESCol). Organisers hope the programme will help the region’s entrepreneurs and innovators create new businesses. The business teams will receive training and expert [...]

31 10, 2018

Israel, Poland Launch Corporate-Startup Co-Innovation Program

By |2018-10-31T08:58:53+00:00October 31st, 2018|Corporate, Israel, Poland|0 Comments

Israeli and Polish organizations have signed a 10-month innovation plan, supported by the Israeli government and the Polish Ministry of Technology and Entrepreneurship, which will see large corporations share their innovation needs and challenges with startups and individual entrepreneurs from both countries. The goal is to identify solutions to those challenges, forming startups around them, [...]

25 10, 2018

UK universities awarded £25.5m EU funds for innovative digital projects 

By |2018-10-25T10:10:44+00:00October 25th, 2018|State or Government, UK/England|0 Comments

The European Innovation Council (EIC) has selected 38 innovative projects to develop new ideas towards radically new future technologies.  Nine out of the 38 projects involve UK universities. In total, the projects will receive £110m (€124m) under the future and emerging technologies (FET Open) strand of the EIC pilot, run under the EU’s research and [...]

20 09, 2018

University of Glasgow startup attracts seed funding

By |2018-09-20T08:57:41+00:00September 20th, 2018|UK/England|0 Comments

A startup founded by a University of Glasgow graduate which enables businesses to gain insight from customer support conversation data has secured £115,000 in seed funding. Prodsight, set up by Tadas Labudis, will use the cash injection to hire key staff over the next 12 months to improve its product and grow the customer base. Lithuanian-born Tadas has been an entrepreneur [...]

12 09, 2018

Cambridge Innovation Capital leads AudioTelligence’s seed funding

By |2018-09-12T09:02:51+00:00September 12th, 2018|UK/England|0 Comments

Cambridge Innovation Capital plc (CIC), a Cambridge-based builder of technology and healthcare companies, has led a £3.1 million seed funding round into AudioTelligence Limited, a company delivering real-time audio processing technology for the enhancement of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems. Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge, and two Cambridge-based business angels [...]

6 09, 2018

Cambridge faculty launch £100m science & technology fund with more cash to come

By |2018-09-06T07:18:34+00:00September 6th, 2018|Translational Research, UK/England|0 Comments

A $10 million investment in genetics business Cambridge Epigenetix has christened a sensational new $100m fund founded by an octet of Cambridge Dontrepreneurs – university scientists backing world-leading pioneers in technologies ranging from Artificial Intelligence to brain research and genetics. Cambridge Epigenetix was founded by Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, one of the new Ahren fund’s superstar [...]

15 08, 2018

Strathclyde shares in £1 billion funding for innovation

By |2018-08-15T08:24:36+00:00August 15th, 2018|UK/England|0 Comments

The University of Strathclyde is set to benefit from a UK-wide £1 billion funding boost to help create the technologies of tomorrow. The UK Government funding will expand successful 'Catapult Centres' which act as drivers for innovation across the country, including three in which Strathclyde is a partner: the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, the Offshore [...]