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Future Planet Awards 2019
Bibliotech, First Light Fusion, Neurovalens Health, What3Words and Tropic Biosciences competed in this year’s Future Planet Awards at the GUV: Fusion conference.
Investment trends 2013-18: Key findings
Global University Venturing has published the second update to its flagship longitudinal report, which is available for free to subscribers now or as a separate purchase. Here are the key findings.
Investment trends 2013-18
Over the course of the past six years, Global University Venturing has tracked more than 2,730 investments in spinouts– add in the number of exits and it is 2,990 deals in total. That is more than 1,000 additional deals since Global University Venturing first published this flagship report in 2016.
When worlds collide – CVC interest in spinouts
Steady is the assessment that comes to mind, rather than remarkable, when probing the year-on-year direction of corporate venture capital investment in university spinouts.
Unlocking innovation from research
At the start of the year, we celebrated In-Part’s fifth birthday. Since the platform was launched in 2014, we have initiated close to 5,000 new conversations between academia and industry.
My two-cents-worth on Australia’s federal budget
With an emphasis on big-ticket items such as tax cuts and infrastructure in a bid to win the Australian election, the federal budget was sadly lacking in measures to support startups, with very little in the way of direct assistance for the local innovation industry.
Impact investing – time to capture market potential
Sometimes one bottom line is not enough. Many investors are no longer satisfied simply by turning a profit. More and more also want their investments to generate a positive impact in the world.
A lack of vision will come to haunt us all
May issue editorial by Thierry Heles, editor, Global University Venturing

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Lifetime Achievement Award: Koenraad Debackere
Koenraad Debackere, managing director, KU Leuven Research and Development, and chairman, Gemma Frisius Fund has received the GUV Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
Personality of the Year: Mark Mann
Put in the driving seat of Oxford University Innovation’s new social enterprise campaign, Mark Mann – this year’s Personality of the Year – surely has one of the most fascinating jobs in academic tech transfer.
Investment Unit of the Year: Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds
With hundreds of university venture funds, internal commercialisation vehicles and third-party firms the reality in today’s innovation ecosystem, selecting the nominees and the winner for Investment Unit of the Year is increasingly challenging.
Exit of the Year: Ziylo
After a year of countless exits in the ecosystem, many among the most significant yet – so much so that five nominees were not enough to recognise them all – the Award for Exit of the Year was one of the most difficult to determine.
Technology of the Year: Apeel Sciences
With the growing focus on food sustainability, University of California (UC) Santa Barbara-founded food preservative developer Apeel Science is a particularly apt selection for the Technology of the Year award.
CVC Investment in a Spinout of the Year: Ribon Therapeutics
Winner of the CVC Investment in a Spinout of the Year: Ribon Therapeutics - Novartis Venture Fund, Johnson & Johnson Innovation–JJDC, Takeda Ventures, Celgene

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Investment trends 2013-18: Key findings
Global University Venturing has published the second update to its flagship longitudinal report, which is available for free to subscribers now or as a separate purchase. Here are the key findings.
Investment trends 2013-18
Over the course of the past six years, Global University Venturing has tracked more than 2,730 investments in spinouts– add in the number of exits and it is 2,990 deals in total. That is more than 1,000 additional deals since Global University Venturing first published this flagship report in 2016.
When worlds collide – CVC interest in spinouts
Steady is the assessment that comes to mind, rather than remarkable, when probing the year-on-year direction of corporate venture capital investment in university spinouts.
Impact investing – time to capture market potential
Sometimes one bottom line is not enough. Many investors are no longer satisfied simply by turning a profit. More and more also want their investments to generate a positive impact in the world.
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