Sofant Technologies Ltd has just secured a multi-million pound European research award to commercialise a revolutionary ‘smart’ antenna for use in mobile devices.
A leading UK technology investor has made its first Scottish investment into world-renowned solid particle technology from University of Edinburgh.
The University of Edinburgh was well represented at the recent Scottish EDGE 2015 final, with five young start-ups winning funding to support their growing ventures.
A record number of University of Edinburgh academic and student entrepreneurs have secured funding support from Scottish Enterprise's SMART: SCOTLAND to develop their technology-led businesses.
Old College Capital (OCC), the venture investment arm of the University of Edinburgh, has recently participated in the investment round for University spin-out company, pureLiFi Ltd.
Carbomap, a new spin-out company from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Geosciences, plans to raise further capital to further develop its proprietary technology to map and measure the amount of carbon dioxide produced by the world’s forests.
VLSI Vision was founded in 1990 to commercialise CMOS imaging technology, and became the first Scottish university spin-out company to be publicly listed on the UK Stock Exchange in 1995.
Wolfson Microelectronics is an excellent example of the emergence of a successful technology company that grew to become a global player in the manufacture of semiconductor components for the digital consumer market.
MTEM Ltd became the largest ever spin-out from a Scottish university in 2004 after raising £7.4M to commercialise revolutionary oilfield survey technology and, despite being acquired in 2007, still continues to operate in the Edinburgh region.