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Linear Diagnostics Ltd finalists at Pitchfest

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Tenant of The BioHub Birmingham®, Linear Diagnostics Ltd, were finalists at Venturefest West Midlands’ Pitchfest 2015, held at the NEC, Birmingham, on the 30th June. Pitchfest was a competition inviting business owners to present their ideas, pitch for investment and take part in the showcase event, with the chance of winning one of several awards. The company had a lot of interest in their technology and spoke to a wide variety of people about potential applications for their platform technology.  (Matt Hicks, Chief Technology Officer Linear Diagnostics, pictured left)

Matthew Hicks PitchFest photo for website

BizzInn Entrepreneurs Challenge – Are You In?

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Are you running a small business under five years old? Do you have a brilliant business idea that you're convinced could be the next big thing in the life sciences sector? Could you benefit from a massive business boosting prize package, expert coaching and tailored business support? BizzInn, the University of Birmingham's business incubator, has launched a new Entrepreneurs Challenge to find the next idea which has the potential to have a big impact on health. The BizzInn Entrepreneurs Challenge has been specifically designed to help entrepreneurs to assess their business idea and to develop a credible exploitation plan which will help to launch their new product, service or innovation. The Challenge is open to entrepreneurs, start-ups and SME’s under 5 years old (and in the West Midlands), that have the next big idea with the potential to impact the medical/biotech or overall life sciences sector. A substantial prize is on offer to the winner worth over £15,000 which includes a full package of business support designed to help accelerate their businesses, including:

  • Six months’ access to the BizzInn incubator at Birmingham Research Park, including access to all in-house events, and six months’ 1-2-1 business support and mentoring from the BizzInn Entrepreneur-in- Residence
  • Six months’ lab space at the BioHub on Birmingham Research Park
The full prize package is to be confirmed shortly. For more details and to download an application form, please visit BizzInn's website 

The BioHub Birmingham attends Venturefest WM 2015

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The BioHub Birmingham® attended Venturefest WM at the NEC on Tuesday 30th June – CEO of Birmingham Research Park, James Wilkie, presented on Birmingham Research Park, The BioHub, BizzInn and the surrounding cluster as benefits. The event provides networking opportunities along with presentations, stimulating ideas and funding options to entrepreneurs and start-ups particularly in the science knowledge and technology fields.

The BioHub Birmingham at VentureFest WM 2015

The Next Generation of Healthcare

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BQ2 Magazine
BQ2 explores the next generation of healthcare in a special report co-sponsored by The BioHub. The report tells the story of the people and businesses who have given the West Midlands a global presence in life sciences and biotech. View the full report to see how collaboration has been the catalyst for the sector’s remarkable growth and its array of innovations: 

PharmaTV News discovers all about The BioHub at Biotrinity 2014!

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Learn more about The BioHub and BizzInn, in this interview with Helen Miller-Viney, Business Development Manager.  

Seminar in Enterprise Skills 25th June 2014

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The pros and cons of taking early stage technology to the market Dr Nicola Broughton’s experience of a University start-up Company Speaker: Dr Nicola Broughton of TechTranIP  

Spring Active continues to grow at the Research Park

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Spring Active founder, Peter Dines shares his experience of how BizzInn support has helped to develop his latest healthcare business "I originally started to use the BizzInn facilities in October 2013 following a chance conversation with the CEO of Alta Innovations, James Wilkie. At the time I was working on my own and had just started my company, Spring Active, which is focused on alleviating back pain.  

Medici Recruitment Event

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Have you ever thought about the commercial potential of your research? We would like to invite you to our recruitment event being held on Monday 19th May 12-1pm at Birmingham Research Park.  

Cytox Closes £1.5M Second Round of Funding

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New Funding Will Accelerate Access to Clinical Value, Says CEO Cytox Ltd, a leading developer of assays for risk assessment and prediction of dementia, has announced the successful completion of a second round of funding, closing at £1.5M. New shareholders include Seneca Partners Ltd. and the round was led by existing shareholder, SPARK, Northwest Fund for Biomedical with strong support from other existing shareholders including Wren Capital and The Rainbow Seed Fund (Midven), as well as private investors.  

SAT secures extra funding

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University of Birmingham spinout, Smart Antenna Technologies secures extra funding Mercia Fund Management leads further investment in telecoms start-up Birmingham, 19 February 2014. Smart Antenna Technologies (SAT) today announced the completion of a further investment lead by Mercia Fund Management, the investment syndicate included Angel investors, the company’s management team and family offices. The investment will fund product development and sales and marketing activities.