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NIHR Brain Injury HTC Seedcorn Funding Competition Winners Announcement

The University of Cambridge are delighted to announce the following winners of the Seedcorn Funding Competition 2016/2017:

  1. Intra-operative detection of 2-Hydroxyglutarate: avoiding injury to normal brain during surgery for low grade gliomas. Mr Stephen Price, University Cambridge
  2. Cognitive training using an attention/concentration game in adults with brain injury. Professor Barbara Sahakian, University Cambridge

Zegami to bring next-gen image and data search management tool to market

Zegami, an Oxford University analytics spinout company focused on image management, has raised £2.3m in Series A funding to develop its image search and analytics platform for the cloud and take its technology to the consumer market.

Zegami allows people to explore large image collections in a way that turns masses of information into usable insight and knowledge. The flexibility of the core technology platform lends itself to managing any image rich data set, from family photo collections to scientific image libraries in a powerful and fun intuitive way.

LAB282 accelerates Oxford University’s life sciences with second round of awards

LAB282, the drug discovery partnership for Oxford University, has made its second round of awards to support promising life sciences ideas with market potential emerging from the University.

LAB282 is providing critical early stage guidance and industry validation to novel therapeutic concepts, and leveraging them with a £13m drug discovery fund.

Out of a potential seven candidates, LAB282 decided to support five with awards ranging into six-figure sums, including:

Chemistry Means Business

Chemistry Means Business takes place next week in Manchester, just before PraxisUnico’s own annual conference in Sheffield (Weds-Fri). PraxisUnico members connect businesses with research and help to bring novel research to market and the Royal Society of Chemistry’s event is all about forging connections, future proofing businesses and cross sector collaborations.

Oxford University leads national effort to save WW1 memories

Oxford University is launching a crowdfunding campaign for Lest We Forget (LWF), a project that will support local community endeavours to digitise memorabilia and personal accounts of World War One ahead of the 2018 centenary of Armistice Day.

Few people in Britain were unaffected by the War. Millions served in the conflict or transformed their lives to contribute to the war effort; most who survived lost loved ones, family and friends. Yet, the sacrifice made by these men and women on a daily basis increasingly slips from living memory.

EIC and Catapult launch action plan to unleash innovation in the energy sector

Gas and electricity networks are adopting innovations from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into business as usual but there is still work to be done. This is one of the conclusions from the Energy Innovation Centre’s (EIC) and the Energy Systems Catapult’s latest research findings, launched today at Utility Week Live. 

Summer Schools: The challenges, Values and Learning

Kingston University is holding an event to highlight the challenges of summer school and how to overcome them to generate income and use them as promotional tools for your university. 

Summer Schools are increasingly important to UK universities as well as to student groups at home and abroad. There are numerous types of summer schools including undergraduate, postgraduate, professional, specialist, and language and culture programs. They can be substantial income-generators as well as promotional tools to attract students both domestically and internationally.

Birmingham technology company expands into Far East

A Birmingham tech company is expanding into the Far East with the opening of a Taiwanese subsidiary.

Smart Antenna Technologies (SAT), based on the University of Birmingham’s campus in Edgbaston, is opening a research facility in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei.

The company, set up 2013, will initially hire five new engineers to work with customers in China, Japan and Taiwan.