The industry-academia partnership will start out with collaborations in the healthcare, robotics and human resources spaces, including a sports science tie-up with a Rakuten-owned baseball team and plans for software development hackathons.
University of Dundee intelligent drug design spinout Exscientia has struck a business deal with Celgene after raising series B funding from the corporate in January.
Hebrew University Jerusalem’s Yissum is tuning up an extension of its overseas commercialisation activities in the US, South America and China.
Kentucky’s public higher education institutions have joined forces for a commercialisation drive part funded by a $1.2m grant from state-run entrepreneurship hub KY Innovation.
The institute has secured grant funding to coalesce its entrepreneurial services into a new centre partnered with corporates including Teva, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Alpha Omega.
Kyoto University Innovation Capital is partnering Infinite Capital Holding as part of efforts to let spinouts conduct clinical trials in China.
University of Kentucky will lead a consortium of academic institutions participating in a US government-funded commercialisation hub intended to accelerate biomedical research.
IP Group has joined forces with tech transfer company Crossword Cybersecurity to target the launch of more cybersecurity spinouts.