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Innovate UK launch investment accelerator pilot programme

Innovate UK launch pilot programme in which UK businesses can apply for a share of £8.5m to fund feasibility studies in infrastructure systems or health and life sciences. This pilot programme for Innovate UK provides simultaneous grant funding and venture capital investment for early stage projects led by UK companies. Up to £3m of grant funding and £1.25m of private equity investment is available for projects related to infrastructure systems. This includes ‘smart’ infrastructure, energy, urban living and connected transport. Up to £3m of grant funding and £1.25m of private equity investment is available for projects related to health and life sciences. This includes health, agriculture and biosciences. Innovate UK expect projects to have total costs of up to £150,000. The programme will provide 100% of project costs. Projects should last between 3 and 12 months. The competition is open to single SMEs who are looking for early stage grant fundi ...

Oxford Endovascular Crowned Winner of ‘Perfect Pitch’ at BioTrinity 2017 in London

OBN, the membership organisation that supports innovative life sciences companies,  today announces that Mike Karim, CEO of Oxford Endovascular is the winner of Perfect Pitch, the fast-paced, interactive and lively pitching session which was a highlight of the BioTrinity 2017 conference programme.  Perfect Pitch involved ten emerging R&D companies pitch in front of a panel of seasoned investors including: Chair: Kate Bingham, Managing Partner, SV Life Sciences (UK)   Maina Bhaman, Director of Healthcare Investment, Touchstone Innovations (UK) Kreske Nickelsen, General Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Joint Polish Investment Fund  (Poland) Graeme Martin, Founder, HatchBox Bioconsulting LLC (US) Naveed Siddiqi, Partner, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (UK/France) Andrew McLean, Principal Life Sciences Investor, Oxford Science Innovation (UK) Detlev Mennerich, Director and Investment Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim Ventures (Germany) ...

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