Press Release – Immediate Release
University College Dublin (UCD) is ranked 5th in a list of European universities that have produced VC-backed undergraduates according to a new report just published by PitchBook.
PitchBook (www.pitchbook.com) is a Seattle-headquartered research firm for private equity and venture capital data.
According to the Report entitled ‘Top Universities for VC-backed Entrepreneurs’, during the period January 2009 to August 2014, 31 UCD graduate entrepreneurs established 26 companies which raised $112 million in funding.
A spotlight will be shone on Bristol and Bath’s vibrant high tech cluster when the UK becomes the first country to host a nationwide OpenCo innovation festival, backed by Tech City UK.
Now in its third year, OpenCo, which was first launched in San Francisco and later spread to cities including London, will involve clusters from across the UK, including Bristol and Bath’s tech hub.
Kent Science Park (KSP) based company AbBaltis Ltd has successfully started a work experience scheme for students wanting to understand the application of science and medical diagnostics in a professional environment. Despite being only a small business itself, AbBaltis has so far hosted four work experience placements over the summer, ranging from school students through to University graduates.
Lancaster University’s Environment Centre (LEC), is a vibrant community of over 450 university and government scientists, and is hosting a special showcase event (on 18th September) to welcome new companies to the centre and explore future partnerships.
Find out how you could improve your business with knowledge, resources and funding available at one of Europe’s top environmental research centres.
Kent Science Park (KSP) tenant Lavender Blue Media has produced its 1,000th film since it was set up in 2002. Lavender Blue is a full service video and content creation agency, which has been based on the Park for 11 years. Lavender Blue clients range from international, national and local companies, as well as businesses on Kent Science Park itself.
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