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Outside London, it is arguable that no other region has had more of an effect on the evolution of the UK than Oxford. From custodians of the English language to leaders of the country, Oxford has continued to have a major impact on the shape and destiny of the British people.
First Light Fusion, spun out from the University of Oxford with help from Oxford University Innovation, has raised £22.7m million to develop process for achieving practical and affordable fusion energy.
Oxford Sciences Innovation, which will provide capital and scaling expertise to Oxford spinouts, has now raised £320m from investors including billionaire Charles Dunstone, who launched Carphone Warehouse, and Google Ventures.
Every expectant mother is familiar with the “Sonicaid” – a hand-held monitor used to “hear” the foetal heart beat, monitoring the baby’s health and detecting any early signs of distress in pregnancy. What many don’t realise is that the technology used in some of the “Sonicaid” range of fetal monitors includes the comprehensive heartbeat and fetal movement (cardiotocograph or CTG) analytics developed and refined by University of Oxford Professors Geoffrey Dawes and Christopher Redman.
The first ever event for investors to learn about prospective spin-out companies from both the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge was held at the London Stock Exchange last week.