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Talent and Innovation

Oxford-based Mirobio raises £80 million to help treat autoimmune diseases

MiroBio, the Oxford University spin-out which is learning the language of immune cells to control their activity, is developing checkpoint agonists (agonists activate pathways that promote adaptive immune responses) to treat autoimmune diseases. It has has now completed a $97 million (£80 million) Series B financing led by...

Oxford University Innovation breaks spinout record

Oxford University, through OUI, has created 31 new companies over the past fiscal year, setting a new record for company creation at the University. In addition, Oxford companies have raised over £1.1bn during this period, a 29% increase from 2020’s previous record. The figure puts Oxford...

UK Global Investment Summit 2021

The UK, hosted by HM The Queen and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson held a one-day Global Investment Summit (GIS) to secure foreign investment in UK green industries of the future. Hosted by the Prime Minister and supported by members of the Royal Family, the summit hopes...

Latest satellite launch fuelled by Westcott firm

Specialists at European Astrotech are once again helping to power the latest international space mission. The firm is providing fuelling services for two Galileo satellites which will launch from the European Spaceport in French Guiana next month. The satellites will be launched together on a...

Good University Guide: Oxford Brookes climbs in ranking

Oxford Brookes University has climbed two places in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. Placed in 54th position out of 132 institutions, this marks a climb of ten places in the past two years. Oxford Brookes is now ranked 8th in the...

Reading named number 2 in top 5 UK towns for Start Ups

Funding, networking and mentoring are keys steps to success and growth for any new business according to Metro Bank, as the UK reports a 12% increase in new businesses in 2020 and Reading is named as one of the UK’s the top five towns for...