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News and events bulletin
March 2011

Cambridge inventions and portfolio companies in the news

Study shows new peanut allergy treatment works

Enecsys solar PV micro-inverter scoops technology award from expert cleantech forum
Phylogica to form drug discovery spin-off with University of Cambridge
Popcode brings a new reality to the Science Festival
Cambridge CMOS Sensors receives further University funding
Granta Design expands in US & Germany
TeraView strengthens Cambridge relationship
Breathing Buildings announces major collaboration project
English at your fingertips
Astex announces milestone in oncology collaboration
The positive impact of academic innovations on quality of life

Cambridge spin-outs recognised at European entrepreneurship awards

Two Cambridge Enterprise portfolio companies were recognised in the third

annual ACES awards, held in Zurich on 3 February and awarded by the
Science|Business Innovation Board.

Sabine Bahn and Chris Lowe, co-founders of Psynova Neurotech received

the Life Sciences Award, and Carlos Ludlow and Howard Chase of Enval
Limited were recognised in the Materials/Chemistry category.

The ACES is a pan-European competition among companies spun out from

universities to recognise the best academic entrepreneurs from across all
technology disciplines. The competition is open to entrepreneurs in the
European Union and countries affiliated with European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for research,
including Israel and Russia. This year, the ACES drew nominations from Europe to Bashkorostan and
culminated in an awards ceremony hosted by the ETH Zurich. Read more

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Fund, Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds and our
portfolio companies.
Business Weekly and CfEL launch Cambridge Graduate Licensing opportunities
Entrepreneur of the Year Award
A selection of some of the latest
A new prize to honour licensing opportunities available
entrepreneurship at the through Cambridge Enterprise:
University of Cambridge has
been launched to commemorate Macrolide antibiotic as an
the 21st Anniversary East of antiviral agent ● Novel
England Business Awards. homeostatic peptides ● Insect
resistant surfaces ● Improved
The Centre for Entrepreneurial ultrasound imaging techniques
Learning at Judge Business ● Methods to induce
School is sponsoring a differentiation of embryonic
Cambridge Graduate Business of the Year Award, which will be stem cells ● Cell culture model
presented for the first time at a gala dinner on March 24 at Queens’ for Huntingdon’s Disease ●
College, Cambridge and will then be awarded in perpetuity. Novel bacteriophage resistance
system ● Predicting auto-
The award is designed to recognise the most innovative enterprise immune disease progression ●
launched by a Cambridge graduate. To qualify, a business enterprise Novel marker for cancer
founded by a Cambridge graduate should have typically enjoyed a diagnosis ● Transgenic mouse
minimum of three years outside of the immediate University compass model for immunological studies
and gained at least a modicum of commercial success. Read more ● Efficient nonlinear optical
chromophores ● Coating of
nanoscale arrays ● Apparatus
for ultra-low volume fluid
Forthcoming events of interest
sensing ● Electrolytic production
of carbon nanotubes ●
Improved thyristor device ●
8th Biotechnology Investment Forum
Thursday, 19 May 2011 Click here for further details on
Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge these and more licensing
This one day event provides showcasing of a wide selection of new
Research Reagents
technologies pioneered by upcoming innovative biotech companies
from across the UK which enables investors to listen to a number of
Antibodies, cell lines, proteins,
high quality company presentations in one day. The companies
DNA constructs, plasmids and
present their objectives and financial requirements, through formal
other reagents generated by
presentations and informal discussion.
researchers are the foundation
for much biological research. A
For more information, or to apply for a place, click here.
selection of research reagents is
available here. Alternatively,
please contact us directly with
Technology Ventures Conference 2011
your specific requirements.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Cambridge Union, Cambridge
Enterprise Network
TVC2011 will address the importance of Ideas Economy, specifically
the process of implementing this as well as examine the effect in high The University Enterprise
tech clusters including Cambridge. It will provide delegates the Network (UEN) helps support
opportunity to understand the concept, its benefits and applicable the flow of information to
scenarios through direct engagement, connectivity of ideas, and students and staff about the
problem solving at a networking level. Finally, TVC 2011 will aim to wide range of entrepreneurship
provide delegates a platform to create new ideas, form new business and innovation activities
relationships and most importantly – catalyse inspiration. available to help raise
awareness, develop skills and
For more information, or to book a place at this event, click here. provide direct advice and