Accelerating Warwick Academic-to-Industry Engagement

Lead Research Organisation: University of Warwick

Abstract

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Technical Summary

The MRC Proximity to Discovery scheme awards universities funds to help develop new collaborations, and ways of exchanging knowledge and skills. The awards can be used to support activities that promote the value of academic-industry partnership, and enhance academic and industry researchers’ understanding of each other’s needs and capabilities. This may be through people exchanges, creation of technology demonstrators, showcase events, commercialisation workshops and ‘entrepreneurs in residence’ schemes. Such exchanges of knowledge and skills will boost the most fruitful collaborations between UK universities and life science companies.

Publications

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Description BANKED HEPATOCYTE MONOLAYERS FOR ACCELERATING DRUG TOXICITY SCREENING
Amount € 150,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 899872 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 06/2020 
End 11/2021
 
Company Name NANOSYRINX LTD 
Description Spin out from UoW which aims to explore new technologies for protein delivery 
Year Established 2018 
Impact It has successfully leveraged venture capital investment. The P2D fund supported some of the engagements which led to this.
 
Description Early-Career Research and Industry Engagement Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact ECR focussed industry engagement day to build networks and promote academic-industry cross fertilisation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Industry-Academic engagement at 15th European Congress on Digital Pathology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Supported Warwick Academics to engage with large number of companies at the 15th European Congress on Digital Pathology which was hosted at Warwick .At least 6 new industrial engagements
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Talk at University of Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk at the seminar series at Univeristy of Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk at ACS National Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk at ACS National Meeting on cryoprotectants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019