Futurelearn, a platform free-to-access Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), has been launched by a consortium of UK-based universities, led by distance-learning provider The Open University (OU).
The Oxford University spin-out set up by its technology transfer office raises the funds at the same time as winning a development award from the UK's National Health Service.
The London-based institute is Intel's first research centre and hub looking at how technologies can improve the social and economic development of cities globally.
Cfund is founded by Alessandro Piol of Vedanta Capita; and Amol Sarva from Peek and Virgin Mobile USA
CSU Ventures, Colorado State's university venturing unit, seals a partnership to commercialise its researhc with The Innovation Center of the Rockies.