British start-up concludes £130,000 crowdfunding raise to develop smart tech to help the UK’s 5.4m asthma sufferers
British digital health start-up Clin-e-cal has concluded a raise of over £130,000 with leading crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to fund the commercialisation and scale-up of its smart inhaler monitoring technology.
University of Manchester spin-out SkinBioTherapeutics raises £4 million investment
SkinBioTherapeutics plc a life sciences company focused on skin health, is pleased to announce it has conditionally raised £4.0 million by way of a Placing to new and existing institutional investors.
University announces partnership with AVROBIO for Hunter syndrome gene therapy
The University of Manchester has announced today a groundbreaking gene therapy partnership to ease the lifelong suffering of people with Hunter syndrome.
University-developed software achieves place in prestigious national programme
TornadoVM, ground-breaking software framework from The University of Manchester, has been accepted into the newest cohort of Innovation-to-Commercialisation of University Research (ICURe).
Clin-e-cal launches crowdfunding campaign
Clin-e-cal Ltd, the University of Manchester spin-out digital health company, has announced a crowdfunding campaign to develop and scale-up their mission to help the world’s 500m asthma and COPD sufferers.
Andrew Graham appointed as Specialist Advisor for Northern Gritstone Investment
The Universities of Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Graham to help design and build Northern Gritstone Investment, a Northern-based, independent, investment company.
The University of Manchester launches its Innovation Factory
Designed to be one of the Europe’s most effective university Technology Transfer Offices, The University of Manchester Innovation Factory has built a new team and created bespoke processes for the commercialisation of the University’s innovations and intellectual property.
New Head of Intellectual Property, Freddy Guemeni
We welcome Freddy Guemeni to the Innovation Factory as of February 17th, where he will work as part of the Operations team to manage intellectual property and drive innovation in research.
Research England Backs Efforts to Boost Value Realised from University
Research England has awarded two grants, totalling £1.5 million, to support two programmes working to dramatically increase the economic value and social impacts derived from university research.
New Independent Chief Investment Advisor, Russell Schofield-Bezer
Russell Schofield-Bezer joins the Business Development and Investment team from April 7th.
This looks like a job for Ethan Brown!
New Super-Temp, Ethan Brown, joins the Innovation Factory as Marketing Assistant.
New Senior Project Manager, Dr Katherine Horner
The Innovation Factory welcomes Dr Katherine Horner to the organisation from April 1st, where she joins the Operations team as a Senior Project Manager for Life Sciences.
New Senior Project Manager, Dr Shanshan Huo
As of March 22nd we welcome Dr Shanshan Huo to the Operations team where she will be the Senior Project Manager of all Materials, Chemistry and Physics projects at the Innovation Factory.
New HR and Talent Manager, Mark Calderwood
As of January 6th Mark Calderwood will be a new addition to the Operations team, where he will be working alongside the team as HR and Talent Manager.
Welcoming: Prof. Catherine O’Neill – Academic Ambassador
The Innovation Factory is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Catherine O'Neill as an ‘Academic Ambassador’ for the University’s Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.
New Senior Project Manager, Dr Erol-Valeriu Chioasca
As of February 21st the Innovation Factory welcomes Erol-Valeriu Chioasca to the Operations team, where he will be working alongside his fellow Project Managers to commercialise computer research and software technology.
New Finance Manager, Stephen Hall
From February 21st we welcome Stephen Hall to the Innovation Factory, where he will work within the Finance, Legal Affairs and Asset Portfolio team as Finance Manager.
New Business Development and Investment Manager, Ned Vardey
The Innovation Factory welcomes Ned Vardey to the organisation from February 11th, where he will work alongside the Business Development and Investment team.
New Project Manager, Dr Gareth Jones
From January 1st the Innovation Factory welcomes Gareth Jones to the role of Project Manager in the Operations team, where he will be overseeing all Electronics projects within the organisation.
New Operations Director, Louise Farrand
Louise Farrand joins the Innovation Factory from November 25th 2019 as Operations Director, where she will be working in the Operations team to develop spin-out businesses and licencing opportunities for new technologies.
New Team Administrator and Coordinator, Joe Murphy
As of November 5th 2019 we welcome Joe Murphy to the Business Development and Investment team, where along with Leisl Cooper he will help organise and arrange internal affairs at the Innovation Factory.
New Team Administrator and Coordinator, Leisl Cooper
From November 5th 2019 we welcome Leisl Cooper to the Business Development and Investment team, where she will be working alongside Joe Murphy to internally coordinate the organisation and its members.
New Legal Services Manager, William Bayly
William Bayly has joined the Innovation Factory as of May 14th in the Finance, Legal Affairs and Asset Portfolio team as Legal Services Manager.