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Scottish Funding Council Provides £2 Million for New Enterprise Initiative to Boost University Spin-outs

By | June 23rd, 2014|Scotland, State or Government|

A new £2 million pilot project, backed by the Scottish Funding Council over the next three years, aims to support the formation of 90 new technology companies with high-growth potential at Scotland’s universities. […]

University of Edinburgh start-up to seek crowdfunding as a means to support venture

By | August 26th, 2013|Crowdfunding, Scotland|

A new spin-out company from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Geosciences which was awarded an initial £141,000 from Scottish Enterprise’s SMART Scotland fund and the University of Edinburgh Technology Fund is to embark on a further round of funding in an ambitious plan to raise capital through crowd funding. Carbomap plans to raise further capital through Share-In, a new Scottish-based equity crowd-funding platform to further develop its proprietary technology to map and measure the amount of carbon dioxide produced by the world’s forests. […]

Scottish Enterprise Backs Optical-Measurement Tech With 400K POC Grant

By | April 29th, 2013|New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Scotland, State or Government|

A £400,000 Proof of Concept grant has been awarded to develop pioneering optical-measurement technology that could help chemical and bio-processing companies produce higher yields and speed up product development. […]

University of Edinburgh to invest in a VC fund to support life science start-ups

By | January 24th, 2013|New Fund Announcement, Scotland, Venture Capital|

The University of Edinburgh is to invest in a venture capital fund focusing on early stage life sciences companies. The new fund, which will be managed by US-based Rock Spring Ventures, will engage closely with the University’s company formation teams at Edinburgh Research and Innovation and Edinburgh BioQuarter. Spin-out and start-up companies from the University’s research labs will make up a substantial proportion of the fund’s deal-flow. […]

Scotish seed fund launches, support from Office of Science and Technology

By | December 3rd, 2012|Scotland, Startup Fund, State or Government|

NESTech is a £3m technology seed fund resulting from a successful application to the Office of Science and Technology [OST] University Challenge Fund by the University of St Andrews along with Dundee and Aberdeen Universities.

NESTech’s purpose is to provide funding at the riskiest stage of the commercialisation process and to bridge the gap between university research […]

Scottish packaging company readies for global expansion, seeded with monies from SMART:SCOTLAND proof of concept program

By | November 13th, 2012|Acquisition/IPO, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Scotland, State or Government|

Thanks to ongoing support from Scottish Enterprise, Insignia Technologies Ltd is preparing to take its groundbreaking packaging technology to a global, £multi-billion market.

The company created an intelligent ink that changes colour when exposed to external influences such as time, oxygen and humidity levels. Developed by leading chemist Professor Andrew Mills, the technology can be used […]

Sun burn monitor supported by Scottish Enterprise’s Proof of Concept Fund set to roll out

By | August 7th, 2012|*Fund Types, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Scotland|

A monitor developed at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, to help prevent over-exposure to the sun is set to go on the market as part of a new spinout company.

The device helps to indicate to users when they have been exposed to a certain amount of UV (ultra-violet) radiation by changing colour as the risk of over-exposure progresses, giving a visual warning of when it is time to get out of the sun. […]

Eight Scottish universities get access to new seed fund

By | June 19th, 2012|New Fund Announcement, Scotland, Startup Fund, Venture Capital|

Scottish investment group Braveheart is to run a £10.3 million seed fund for research commercialisation projects at eight universities in the East Midlands. […]

Scotland creates £3.4m fund to help business develop green technologies

By | February 28th, 2012|Location, Scotland, State or Government|

Scotland’s Finance Secretary John Swinney has today announced funding to increase the energy and low carbon support available to Scottish companies.

The Scottish Government has awarded £3.4 million of European Regional Development Funding to six projects from leading Scottish universities and colleges.

The projects will help up to 1,000 small and medium sized businesses across Scotland […]