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Northern Gritstone, which will name Marion Bernard as its first investment chief, has secured backing from blue-chip funds including Lansdowne Partners and M&G Investments. Read more
Northern Gritstone is on track to raising £500m to support commercialisation of IP at northern universities.
Northern Gritstone has found backing for its first £100m with another £300m in discussion, enabling it to back two dozen northern university spinouts a year to support commercialisation of IP at northern universities by Tim Adler at Growth Business. Read more.
Northern Gritstone, a new investment company founded by the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield (the “Founding Universities”) and established to facilitate the commercialisation of university science and technology related Intellectual Property (“IP”) in the north of England, today announces Read more…
The ‘special’ Yorkshire firm using stem cell technology to cure deafness which could save the country billions.
Sheffield’s Rinri Therapeutics is one of many ‘world-class’ firms in the North to benefit from Northern Gritstone’s new investment programme. Read more here.
Duncan Johnson, chief executive at Northern Gritstone, discusses how there is “a level playing field of science and a totally and utterly uneven level playing field of funding”. Listen here.
The Government’s Levelling up White Paper is a very important step in outlining the Government’s much discussed strategy and after repeated delays, in my view, is one of first times this government has announced something stronger than anticipated. Given the underlying Read more…
The The University of Manchester is ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings (2021).
The rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more.
FourJaw Manufacturing Analytics, a spinout company from the The University of Sheffield, has been identified as one of the 5 top industry 4.0 Startups to watch in 2022 by StartupBrite.com.
FourJaw Manufacturing Analytics provides continuous monitoring for CNC machines. The startup’s device-agnostic, low-cost, the plug-and-play platform allows SME manufacturers to automate machine data collection, whereas traditional machine monitoring systems are expensive and complex to install. Read more
The University of Sheffield and ITM Power announce green hydrogen Gigafactory and hydrogen research and training centre
The University of Sheffield and energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power have launched a pioneering collaboration to advance the hydrogen sector, including an agreement for a new ITM Gigafactory. Read more.
The chairman of Northern Gritstone, Lord O’Neill, commenting in the Telegraph on the challenge of creating investment opportunities which will have a social impact in the north of England. Read more.