Introduction to NICE support and services: Online event
The ERDF R&I Health Accelerator project is delivering a by invitation-only event for SMEs enrolled for support.
Record Year for The University of Manchester Innovation Factory
Record results have been announced by the University of Manchester Innovation Factory, the organisation dedicated to driving commercialisation of innovations and intellectual property originating from The University of Manchester (UoM).
Manchester’s SmartIR Signs Contract with European Space Agency
SmartIR, a spinout company from the University of Manchester, has signed a contract with the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom (ESA BIC UK) to support their work to develop solutions to control thermal radiation on demand.
University of Manchester ranks among top 6 UK universities for producing the most spinouts
A new report has named the University of Manchester as the UK's 6th most prolific university at producing spinouts over the last two decades, according to research into university spinout companies. Nearly one in every twenty of the UK’s spinouts were started at the university.
Researcher to Innovator Bootcamp
Aspiring FSE entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to join a new FSE training programme to trial and prepare business ideas for the commercial environment.
Nanoplexus: the Manchester SME at the cutting edge of 2D materials
Jae Jong Byun, Nanoplexus' Chief Executive, tells the story behind the company and the potential for a new material called MXene to transform the landscape of advanced manufacturing.
Memorandum of Understanding with the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
The University of Manchester (UoM) and the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate more closely on the commercialisation of new innovations and IP.
Innovation Catalysts Launch: Research and Innovation Health Accelerator
SMEs are invited to attend the launch of the Innovation Catalysts scheme which will introduce SMEs to the Innovation Catalysts and provide further information on how they can secure innovation vouchers and post-doctoral research assistant support as part of the ERDF R&I Health Accelerator programme.
UKRI Design for Ageing Partnering Webinar
Registration is open for the UKRI Design for Ageing Partnering webinar, which will be held on 23 September 2021 from 12:30-14:30.
Demystifying regulations and commercialisation mini-series: UPDATE
The Demystifying regulation and commercialisation mini-series is hosted through the Christabel Pankhurst Institute for Health Technology Research and Innovation.
New leadership team for Northern Gritstone
Northern Gritstone announces the appointment of Lord Jim O’Neill as Non-Executive Chairman and Duncan Johnson as Chief Executive Officer.
Aspect Innovation Fellows Programme
The upcoming workshop on Social Projects and Professional Support for Social Enterprises, Aspect Innovation Fellows Programme, will be held on Wednesday, 30 June 2021.
Grant awarded to study a potential new treatment for Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukaemia
A team from the University of Manchester, led by Sam Butterworth (DPO) has been award a £2.3M Medical Research Council Development Pathway Funding Scheme (MRC DPFS) grant to conduct further studies on a potential new treatment for Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukaemia (CMML).
Guy DeRose appointed in technical advisory role at Sci-Tron
Sci-Ton Limited, the UK-based creators of advanced metal-organic resists which enable improved performance e-beam lithographic and photolithographic fabrication of nanoscale features, are delighted to announce the addition of Guy DeRose1as a consultant and technical advisor.
Sci-Tron and DisChem announce exclusive US distribution partnership
A significant partnership has been agreed between Sci-Tron Limited and DisChem, Inc. The agreement, finalised in early April 2021, will see DisChem as sole distributors of nEBL3, Sci-Tron’s selective e-Beam resist with high etch selectivity.
Positive data for SkinBio Therapeutics study
SkinBio Therapeutics has recently unveiled data for a food supplement consumer study, which shows the majority of participants reported positive results with their skin health, general health and well being.
New Business Development and Investment Director
The University of Manchester Innovation Factory has appointed Roisin McCallion as their Business Development and Investment Director.
World Intellectual Property Day 2021
Today is World Intellectual Property Day, and this year the focus is on the critical role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Northern universities launch new investment company
The Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield are launching a new investment company to help boost the commercialisation of university spinouts and start-ups in the North of England.
UoM Spinout Complement Therapeutics Limited Closes Seed Funding Round
Complement Therapeutics Limited (CTx), a preclinical stage University of Manchester spinout, has recently closed a funding round from a leading European Life Sciences venture capital firm.
Commercialising your Innovations and IP webinar
SMEs and innovators are invited to join us for a funded webinar to hear from life science innovation experts from academic, commercial, research and legal organisations on Thursday 29th April 2021 from 12:30pm - 1:45pm.
Brain implant firm wins £12m funding with Graphene@Manchester nanotech
A collaboration between two Barcelona institutions and the Nanomedicine Lab at The University of Manchester - aimed at treating brain disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease - has secured £12m in funding, one of the largest investments to date in the European medical nanotechnology industry.
Scientists move closer to developing ‘game-changing’ test to diagnose Parkinson’s
Results published on 11 March 2021 show it is possible to identify Parkinson’s based on compounds found on the surface of skin. The findings offer hope that a pioneering new test could be developed to diagnose the degenerative condition through a simple and painless skin swab.
Innovator Training Scheme
The Innovator Training Scheme (ITS) is a programme to support researchers to explore and develop innovations and routes to clinical impact, alongside industry partners, and exploit their research for the benefit of patients.
Patent Portfolio Available for Synthetic Method to Reduce the Bandgap of Polymers
The Innovation Factory has a patent portfolio available for technology which reduces the band gap of benzothiadiazole-based polymers via a synthetic route.
Entrepreneurial Mentor: Vikas Shah MBE
The University of Manchester Innovation Factory has welcomed Vikas Shah, MBE, as Entrepreneurial Mentor to help assist their work supporting academic and student inventors to identify research that has the potential to create value.
VREvo wins Top Tech North West recognition
The i3HS spinout company launched in 2019 by SHS colleagues Tony Payton and Martin Fergie, has been recognised by Mills & Reeve’s as being one of the top 20 most innovative companies in the North West.
ERDF R&I Health Accelerator Academic Showcase - Wed 24th February 2021
SME's are invited to an ERDF R&I Health Accelerator Academic Showcase webinar, which will be held on Wednesday 24th February 2021 from 2pm.
TenU to host event on the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems
TenU, the association of ten world-leading US, UK and EU universities, will host a discussion on the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems and their role in post-COVID economic recovery, TenU Hosts Ecosystems.
Michelson Diagnostics teams up with AI Specialists Manchester Imaging to develop Machine Learning Algorithms for VivoSight OCT Skin Imaging System
Michelson Diagnostics Ltd teams up with AI specialists Manchester Imaging Ltd, to aid dermatologists in the fight against skin cancer and other skin diseases.
Sci-Tron Awarded Innovate UK ‘Smart Grant’
Sci-Tron Limited has been awarded over £450,000 funding from Innovate UK for further development of its advanced resist technology.
ERDF R&I Health Accelerator launch event for SMEs
Health Innovation Manchester is launching a new £4.4m project, which is funded by ERDF Research & Innovation (R&I) Health Accelerator for SMEs, in a free online event on Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 2pm.
New Greater Manchester health accelerator programme invites innovative companies to collaborate with NHS and research organisations
A new accelerator programme is inviting SMEs to collaborate with Greater Manchester’s research and innovation institutions to support the development of innovative health and care products.
UKRI and the US’s National Institute of Standards and Technology to collaborate on research commercialisation
The US Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and UKRI will team up in areas of mutual interest in research, research translation and commercialisation.
GreenBank Capital Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire Stake in, and Provide Merchant Banking Services to Pharmakure, the Pioneer of an Important and Potentially Revolutionary Treatment for Alzheimer’s
GreenBank Capital Inc. has announced that it has reached commercial agreement to acquire a shareholding in, and provide merchant banking services to, Pharmakure the pioneer of a very important and potentially revolutionary treatment for Alzheimer's.
NWEH Announce Investment
NWEH Limited, global leaders in real world trials technology, announce private investment from Clive Meanwell and Chris Cox, internationally recognised pioneers in streamlining the development and implementation of evidence-based therapeutics.
Alderley Park Oncology Development Programme
The Alderley Park Oncology Development Programme, a national programme co-funded by Innovate UK and supported by a collaboration of global big pharma and research institutions, has just been launched. This programme will find and develop start-up projects with the potential to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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.
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 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.
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.