NEWS

The latest news, announcements and events from Edinburgh Innovations.

May and Sturgeon visit University to sign City Region Deal

Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon have visited the University to formally agree the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. Mrs May and Ms...

High-profile backing for wearables startup PlayerData

PlayerData, a startup aiming to become a major player in the global sports wearables market, has secured an early stage investment round from high profile backers including former Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy, Blackcircles.com founder Mike Welch, who has been appointed...

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Gene breakthrough promises new medicines and biofuels

An Edinburgh Innovations client’s breakthrough using the CRISPR gene-editing technique means vast quantities of medicines and renewable fuels could be produced by algae. Algae have great potential to produce biofuels, medicine ingredients and livestock feed that does...

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Shot Scope a big hit with investors

Shot Scope Technologies, maker of the must-have performance-tracking watch for golfers, has raised £1.6 million in its latest funding round. The investment brings to £4.5 million the total raised by the company since its launch in December 2014. The Edinburgh-based...

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Edinburgh startups have the EDGE

Edinburgh Innovations clients have triumphed at the prestigious Scottish EDGE awards, the UK’s largest entrepreneurship funding competition, taking a substantial share of the £1.1 million awarded. Cell separation specialist uFraction8 won the Higgs EDGE prize for...

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Seed funds for Marty maker Robotical

Robotical, maker of the educational robot Marty, has received seed investment of £285,000, allowing the company to scale its manufacturing operation, create new jobs and target export markets in 2018. The investment round follows a crowd funding campaign on the...

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VertAx signs C-Gen agreement

VertAx Wind Ltd and the University of Edinburgh have signed the first commercial licensing agreement for the C-Gen Permanent Magnet Generator developed at the University. The worldwide agreement enables VertAx to build the technology into its multi-megawatt vertical...

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