Meherant, which is developing a novel transdermal drug delivery patch technology, is one of 40 companies shortlisted in the competition. Shortlisted entrants will pitch their ideas to a panel of experts in front of a live audience at the RSC’s annual flagship event for industry, Chemistry Means Business. This event will be held in Manchester, UK on the 13th and 14th June 2017, where a winner will be selected.
The Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowships scheme is now open for applications. The scheme aims to stimulate creativity and innovation in engineering by offering support to academics and recent graduates interested in launching a company. Warwick Ventures Business Development Managers are available to assist any researchers interested in making an application.
Congratulations to Professor Laura Green, Head of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick, who has been shortlisted for an Innovator of the Year award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Warwick Ventures has supported the translation of Professor Green's research, which focuses on reducing lameness in sheep flocks. The award winners will be announced on 24 May 2017.
Medherant Ltd, a University of Warwick spin-out company developing a novel transdermal drug delivery patch technology, has appointed Laboratoires Plasto Santé to manufacture its first drug delivery patches.
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has recognised the work being done by the University of Warwick to combat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in a speech at the Geneva Summit on NTDs.
Anti-freeze polymers designed by the University of Warwick have been launched into high altitude as part of a successful NASA-funded project in the USA.
A novel, though fictitious, method for cryogenically preserving British strawberries won top prize in a business competition for postgraduate researchers.
Run by the University of Warwick’s Science Park and supported by Warwick Ventures, the contest was the culmination of a Business Innovation and Commercialisation course aimed at PhD researchers in the Science Faculty.
Aamar Aslam set up the company after he graduated from the University of Warwick in 2015. Its aim was to help businesses struggling with cashflow while waiting for invoice to be paid. In under two years, the company has lent more than £6 million and Aamar is confident this will increase to £20 million during 2017.
Click here to read Aamar's profile on Startup.co.uk
Warwick spin-out company, Recycling Technologies, explains to The Telegraph how its recycling processes could help tackle the world's waste plastic mountains.
The company's new plant, opened in Swindon, Wiltshire, uses a technique called pyrolysis, which "cracks" plastic into more basic molecules to form an oil called Plaxx, which can then be used as a fuel, or to make new plastic. Operators say the new plant will be able to process the plastic of the entire town
The company has also recently released a new video explaining how the pyrolysis process works.
Transfer of Warwick Ventures Limiteds activities to the University of Warwick
The University has approved the transfer of the existing activities of Warwick Ventures Limited, the wholly-owned subsidiary company of the University, to Warwick Ventures as a department of the University.
This is a change of corporate structure only and the research translation services that Warwick Ventures provides to academic Departments will not change as a result of this transfer.
As currently for the subsidiary, Warwick Ventures will operate within the Knowledge Group, comprising the Library and Research & Impact Services. This change is planned to facilitate stronger and seamless Impact support services by enabling closer working between the three.
The move demonstrates the University’s continuing strong commitment to technology transfer and Warwick Ventures as means of delivering economic and social Impact from its world-renowned research.
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