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MSU starts student-run VC fund
MSU’s Student Venture Capital Fund will invest up to $50,000 in university-linked businesses with the administrative aid of MSU students taking the entrepreneurial finance course.
Michigan marks Applied Morphomics
Applied Morphomics has formally spun out of University of Michigan to deliver a medical analytics service powered by morphological scans of patients.
IIT-D prepares deep tech strategy
Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi will launch a deep tech incubator and innovation strategy on the back of its recent success in becoming an Indian government-sponsored institute of eminence.
Oxford Brain Diagnostics secures funding
Oxford Brain Diagnostics hopes to commercialise an early diagnosis tool for Alzheimer’s disease pioneered through eight years of University of Oxford research.
Oxford spinouts score $61m in first quarter
The total raised by Oxford’s spinouts was down from $229m year-on-year, though university tech transfer office OUI also marked its largest ever single exit during the period.
Christou departs CIC
Victor Christou has stepped down from his position as chief executive of Cambridge Innovation Capital just weeks after helping the unit raise $196m in additional funding.
Marshall University unveils incubator
The Brad D Smith Incubator is a partnership between the university’s Brad D Smith Schools of Business and Robert C Byrd Institute, and will welcome tenants this summer.
Chalmers Ventures strengthens team
Jonas Bergman, Rocio Morales and Nina Röding have joined Chalmers Ventures, the investment and incubator arm of Chalmers University of Technology.

Other News

OUI appoints trio to board
Lindsay Pearson, Adam Stoten and Liam Dolen have been appointed to Oxford University Innovation's board following the departures of Nicola Blackwood and Giles Kerr.
Sano Genetics matches up $650,000
Cambridge Enterprise joined Seedcamp and private investors for Sano Genetics’ seed round, proceeds of which will support the company’s data-sharing platform for genomic research.
Bonsal moves on from Towson
Bonsal will return to venture capital, ending a six-year spell as director of venture creation at Towson through which he was credited with the realignment of its incubator.
Reeve takes chair at Albion Capital
Patrick Reeve, managing partner at Albion Capital, which manages UCL Technology Fund, has passed his position onto his deputy to become the firm’s first chairman.
UT Health San Antonio loads biomedical accelerator
TechNovum will run from June to October 2019, providing the UTS institute’s faculty with assistance in validating their biomedical propositions for the market.
Hungry devours $8m
Catering services marketplace Hungry has now raised $12.5m in total, having added university venture unit James Madison Innovations to its investment consortium.

Editor's Picks

It’s not about the money
Lessons from the GUV Summit in Houston, Texas, this month
Big deal: Orchard harvests $200m IPO
Orchard Therapeutics has listed in the US following a $200m initial public offering that came just three years after the gene therapy developer was spun out of UCL.
UCL Technology Fund: an unparalleled approach to commercialisation
Editor Thierry Heles sits down with David Grimm (pictured), manager of the UCL Technology Fund, to find out what makes the fund unique among its UK and international peers.
Editorial: For the good of investors
As MedWhat scores an initial win in its courtroom battle with Stanford, Paige.ai finds itself in the middle of allegations that its licensing deal with Sloan Kettering was improper.
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