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.
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.
Anne Dobrée, head of Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds, talks to editor Thierry Heles about the unit’s work and the evolution of university venturing over the past two decades.
Jonathan Tudor, director of Centrica Innovations, was in Israel for the GCV Israel conference, Israel’s first corporate venturing conference, and to launch a £100m Centrica Innovations fund.
Gregg Bayes-Brown, OUI’s communications manager, shares his thoughts on the drivers and strategies surrounding the communication of university innovation.
Christine Gulbranson, chief innovation officer of University of California, continues her deep-dive into the institution's ecosystem and offers six case studies illustrating how spinouts and startups have grown.