News (from Edinburgh Research and Innovation)


Edinburgh spin-out wins major European research funding

28 April 2016

Sofant Technologies Ltd has just secured a multi-million pound European research award to commercialise a revolutionary ‘smart’ antenna for use in mobile devices.

Old College Capital joins Mercia to invest in Edinburgh spin-out

18 February 2016

A leading UK technology investor has made its first Scottish investment into world-renowned solid particle technology from University of Edinburgh.

University of Edinburgh start-ups win big at Scottish EDGE 2015 Final

14 December 2015

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.

Edinburgh entrepreneurs’ SMART success leads to job creation

8 June 2015

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.

University investment fund gives Li-Fi spin-out a brighter future

19 January 2015

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.

University spin-out to map global forest carbon levels

18 August 2013

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.

First Scottish university spin-out company to list on the London Stock Exchange

30 July 2008

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.

The sound of success for Wolfson

30 July 2006

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.

Revolutionary technology set to save oil industry billions

30 July 2005

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.


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