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UCD ranked 5th in Europe for VC backed entrepreneurs

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.

Spotlight on Bristol and Bath's tech cluster by innovation festival

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.

ABZENA Appoints experts for relocation to new HQ

Laboratory relocation specialist Andrew Porter Limited has completed the move of PolyTherics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abzena, to the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge.

KSP Tenant opens doors to students with work experience scheme

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) to hosl showcase event (on 18th September)

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.

KSP Tenant hits film production landmark

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.

BioHub at Birmingham Research Park attracts its first tenants

Patients to benefit as The BioHub attracts its first tenants

Plymouth Science Park IT company grows

A Plymouth IT company has grown by 20 per cent this year and is planning to recruit four new members to its ten-strong team before Christmas. Based at Plymouth Science Park, Acronyms is also expanding its remit to offer clients an even wider range of IT support services, particularly in the growing field of cloud computing and software development.

New R&D centre at Liverpool Science Park

Unilever invests £6.9m into new R&D centre at Liverpool Science Park