Ambys Medicines has raised $60m in a series A round backed by Takeda and signed a strategic partnership agreement with the corporate worth $80m.
Aarhus University spinout NMD Pharma, which focuses on therapies for neuromuscular conditions, has attracted the support of several corporates for its $47m series A round.
Immunotherapy firm Immunocore, which started life at Oxford University, raises the largest biotech round in European history.
Caltech and Pennsylvania back on-line teaching company Coursera, which just won the praise of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
Cern is looking to make it easier for businesses and entrepreneurs to access intellectual property generated at the European organisation for nuclear research.
NuMat Technologies, a spin-out from Northwestern University, won a $135,000 prize at the University of Texas.