Samsung to back European start-ups with $150 million investment fund

By | July 14th, 2017|Corporate, Europe|

Samsung‘s venture capital arm announced Wednesday it is expanding into Europe to invest in the continent’s start-up scene.

Samsung NEXT will use a $150 million global fund raised in January to target early stage start-ups in Europe for investment or acquisition, focusing on tech companies working on artificial intelligence, […]

IoT start-up Drayson Technologies clinches £10m to fund “cutting edge” research at Oxford University

By | July 14th, 2017|Corporate, UK/England, Venture Capital|

Healthcare tech business Drayson Technologies is celebrating the close of a £10m Series C investment round led by Woodford Investment Management, which will support the business’ “ground-breaking” research deal with Oxford University and its NHS Trust.

As part of the funding round, Oxford University and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) will receive an […]

Oxford Seed Fund invests in Noise-Cancellation Tech and Fraud Protection Software

By | July 6th, 2017|UK/England|

Circadian, cyber security software, and Sanctum Technologies, noise cancellation for airplane cabins, are The Oxford Seed Fund’s newest investments. Added to a growing portfolio of high growth ventures including Onfido and Go1, the fund is in its fifth year of providing seed funding to ambitious Oxford-founded start-ups.

“The […]

University of Strathclyde awards £25k in funding as six start-up businesses share prize money 

By | July 5th, 2017|*Fund Types, Competition, UK/England|

THE entrepreneurs of tomorrow have gained a step up in the business world after winning a share of £25,000 in vital start-up funding.

Six were selected as finalists in the University of Strathclyde’s PropTech innovation challenge, sponsored by leading Scots businessman Shaf Rasul – who was named the university’s resident entrepreneur in […]

Dutch universities of technology start €75m investment fund 

By | June 21st, 2017|Denmark|

Dutch universities Eindhoven, Enschede and Wageningen are each putting €1.5m into a €75m investment fund, Innovation Industries, which will help finance projects stemming from their own R&D programmes. The aim is to provide funding averaging €5m to 20 companies operating in new technologies in the agricultural, health care and IT sectors. Founder and investor Harm […]

Enterprise Ireland announce €1.5m competition for start-up businesses

By | June 12th, 2017|Ireland|

A total of €1.5m in start-up funding will be available from Enterprise Ireland as part of two new competitive start-up fund competitions.

Start-ups located outside of Co. Dublin are also invited to apply to the €1m Regional Entrepreneurship Competitive Start Fund.

At least 30 successful applicants will receive high-level business development support and an investment of up […]

Rainbow seed fund & University of Birmingham back promising technology spinout Linear Diagnostics 

By | May 30th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, UK/England|

Rainbow Seed Fund, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on building technology companies from the UK’s research base, announced today an investment into University of Birmingham spinout Linear Diagnostics. The investment was match-funded with an award from the […]

Four University of Malta research projects awarded €240,000 in new pilot programme

By | May 22nd, 2017|Malta, New Investments/Awards, Translational Research|

The University of Malta recently launched a new pilot programme to award four prospective research projects by university researchers, a total of €60,000 each over two years. The funds will cover expenses and costs such as those for research assistants, data gathering and surveys, software, consumables, conferences, dissemination and outreach etc.

The projects will be financed […]

New business angel fund to invest €30mn in Finnish start-ups

By | May 9th, 2017|Angel, Finland|

A new fund for business angels, EAF Finland, aims to improve growth by financing start-up enterprises. The fund’s 30 million euro budget comes from the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) and the European Investment Fund (EIF). It was announced on Wednesday at the Arctic15 startup event at the former Nokia Cable Factory in Helsinki.

The […]

Batteries and robotics first in line for Innovate UK BEIS £1bn innovation fund

By | April 25th, 2017|State or Government, UK/England|

The Autumn Statement initially outlined the development of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) – a new cross-disciplinary fund to support collaborations between business and the UK’s science base.

The four-year fund will be managed by Innovate UK and research councils, and will cover a broad range of technologies, from healthcare and medicine to satellites and space […]