4D Biomaterials secures £1.6m funding
4D Biomaterials, which has developed a new biomaterial used for 3D printing medical implants, has completed a £1.6m funding round.
The investment was led by DSW Ventures and backed by the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, Mercia’s own funds, and existing investor SFC Capital.
The funding will be used to develop a range of products through partnerships with medical device companies and expand its team with the creation of five new jobs at its premises in MediCity.
Dr James Lapworth, Warwick Innovations, who has worked closely with the founding team since 2017 to support their ICURe customer discovery process, said: “This oversubscribed investment round into 4D Biomaterials recognises the progress that the team has made since spinning out, as well as the market opportunities which the company’s unique range of biodegradable 3D printing materials could address.”
Warwick researcher and ICURe graduate wins RSC award
The Royal Society of Chemistry Energy Sector is pleased to announce Dr Harriotte Jessica Pereira as the winner of its PhD Thesis Award Competition 2019 for her PhD Thesis entitled Nanostructured Copper Window and Reflective Electrodes for Organic Photovoltaics.
Midlands ICURe Pitch Days – London March 2nd and Birmingham March 17th
Our investor days will showcase 15 new University Spinout companies who have participated in the award winning Innovate UK funded ICURe (Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research) programme and are now seeking early-stage funding and entrepreneurial managers.
Ultra-fast new technology to detect bacteria launching at Lab Innovations
A discovery by University of Warwick spin-out company Cytecom offers a new technology for detecting bacteria in minutes by ‘zapping’ the bacteria with electricity.
Midlands ICURe 2019/20 now open for applications
Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research (ICURe) is designed to move ideas and innovation out of universities and into the marketplace, where they will have the greatest impact. If you are an Early Career Researcher and think your research might have commercial potential, find out how to apply here.
Midlands ICURE Events To Showcase University Spin-out Companies
Twelve new university spin-out companies are gearing up to present their ideas later this month at two showcase events in London and Birmingham.
New business mentoring scheme to help early career researchers
Warwick Ventures is piloting a new mentoring scheme to match experienced business professionals with early career researchers to help coach the researchers and encourage them in viewing their ideas through a commercial lens.