News Article | May 24, 2017
News Article | May 24, 2017
CAMBRIDGE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC), a Cambridge-based investor in technology and healthcare companies, announces that its CEO, Victor Christou, will be presenting at the Global University Venturing: Fusion event in London this evening. Christou will address the current issues in venture funding, including the substantial gap between seed and scale-up. A recent study of over 1,000 UK science and technology businesses suggests that less than 10% of start-ups cross the chasm to scale-up stage. If more sources of scale-up funding are established in the UK, over time fewer early-stage UK businesses should be pressured to sell earlier than they would do in an ideal scenario. A comparison across clusters in the UK shows that the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Oxford, Cambridge and London is home to over 60% of UK science and technology businesses. Of these three, Cambridge has created the most early-stage companies in the UK, representing more than a quarter of the UK’s total. Victor Christou, Chief Executive Officer of CIC, will comment: “Cambridge is well-positioned to be a leading source of scale-up stage companies, if the challenges in shifting from an early-stage business to a scale-up can be overcome. Situated at the heart of the Cambridge Cluster, we are uniquely positioned at CIC to invest in the best early-stage businesses and to support these investments through to maturity.” CIC was set up in 2013 as a patient source of scale-up capital investing in IP rich companies emanating from the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Cluster. Since inception, CIC has invested in 19 promising early stage technology and healthcare companies in a founder-friendly strategy that aims to provide a fair and equitable return to all parties. With £125 million currently under management, CIC provides support from seed stage through scale-up to maturity. CIC combines a unique relationship with the University of Cambridge with deep financial and industry links to invest in rapidly growing intellectual property rich companies in the Cambridge Cluster. The company is committed to building leading businesses from brilliant technologies - with the support of some of the most influential figures in the sector and a patient capital structure. For more information visit www.cicplc.co.uk or follow @CambsInnovation
News Article | April 18, 2017
SONIPAT, India, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), India has been declared runners-up in the final round of the 24th Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot at Vienna, Austria. JGLS was the only Indian...
News Article | April 27, 2017
Birla Global University or BGU in Bhubaneswar is one of the premier colleges for building a career in BBA. Like every session, 2017 session students will also receive all kinds of advantages of studying here.
News Article | May 6, 2017
A top MBA college located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Birla Global University offers the best internships and placements to MBA students in Eastern India.
News Article | April 19, 2017
The three-year integrated BBA course offered by Birla Global University provides training in business management along with HR management, finance, general management and marketing.
News Article | February 17, 2017
Birla Global University Bhubaneswar is a dignified name in the list of B-Schools in India. It is highly recognized for its career-oriented programs, especially management courses.
News Article | December 22, 2016
A smarter, safer way to reduce corrosion: Swansea University steel experts win Royal Society award for research breakthrough Better protection against rust and corrosion is a step closer thanks to a breakthrough by a Swansea University research team, who have discovered a safer, smarter way of tackling the problem. Their work has won the Brian Mercer Feasibility Award, presented by the Royal Society, the UK's independent science academy, which promotes excellence in science. The award, worth £30,000, comes as the UK steel industry is emerging from a period of turbulence, and illustrates how research and innovation is helping to turn the industry into a leading producer of high-value steel products. The team's work also won the Materials Science Venture Prize, provided by The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, and presented to the team in June at Cambridge University. The discovery provides a boost for the steel industry, helping it to retain its focus on high-quality steel meeting the very highest standards of performance and safety. The breakthrough is of particular importance because the industry needs an alternative to the corrosion inhibitor most widely used at present, hexavalent chromate, which will be banned across the European Union from 2019. Led by Professor Geraint Williams, the team, based at the University's College of Engineering, includes doctorate student Patrick Dodds, who made the discovery. Dodds discovered a material and manufacturing process for a smart release coating which outperforms hexavalent chromate in laboratory tests. The new method involves a stored reservoir of corrosion inhibitor. It works by channelling aggressive electrolyte anions into the coating, triggering the release of the inhibitor 'on demand', thus preventing corrosion. The product has been tested with salt spray, the standard test for corrosion, outperforming hexavalent chromate. Researchers used a scanning Kelvin probe, specially built by the team, which can detect the state of the metal beneath a coating without touching it. This allowed them to test different products much more quickly, with each test taking around 24 hours, rather than 500 hours as was previously the case. The discovery could lead to the product taking a significant slice of a multi-million pound market. The market for coiled coated steel is potentially worth £3 billion per year in Europe alone. Initial discussions with industry have been extremely positive. "This is a significant breakthrough, showing a smarter and safer way of reducing corrosion. The new product is environmentally sound, economical and outperforms the market leader in laboratory tests. It illustrates that Swansea, with its close links between research and industry, remains at the heart of innovation in steel" Patrick Dodds of Tata Steel, a doctoral researcher at Swansea University, said: "The system has been shown to prevent the onset of corrosion for over 24 hours compared to less than 2 hours for the current market leader. We have also been able to demonstrate that the rate of corrosion can be slowed down significantly once it has started. This is by far the best result seen in 15 years of research on this topic." Pictures - JPEGs and captions available on request Founded to help meet the needs of the metal industries, Swansea University remains at the heart of innovation in steel. Swansea-led innovations are already demonstrating that steel is a 21st century industry, with academics and the industry working hand in hand on tomorrow's technologies, including: Brand-new research and testing facilities at the University's new Bay Campus, which is situated across the bay from the giant Port Talbot steelworks, cement Swansea's role as the natural home for innovation in steel. Swansea University is a world-class, research-led, dual campus university. The University was established in 1920 and was the first campus university in the UK. It currently offers around 330 undergraduate courses and 120 postgraduate courses to 16,800 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The University's 46-acre Singleton Park Campus is located in beautiful parkland with views across Swansea Bay. The University's 65-acre science and innovation Bay Campus, which opened in September 2015, is located a few miles away on the eastern approach to the city. It has the distinction of having direct access to a beach and its own seafront promenade. Both campuses are close to the Gower Peninsula, the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 showed the University has achieved its ambition to be a top 30 research University, soaring up the league table to 26th in the UK, with the 'biggest leap among research-intensive institutions' (Times Higher Education, December 2014) in the UK. The University has ambitious expansion plans as it moves towards its centenary in 2020, as it continues to extend its global reach and moves closer to realising its ambition of being a top 200 Global University.
News Article | November 21, 2016
The Birla Institute of Management Technology, or BIMTECH BBSR, has officially been renamed as the Birla Global University.
News Article | November 3, 2016
Global University Systems B.V. ("GUS") announces that it has acquired IBAT College Dublin Ireland's leading industry-focussed third level institution. IBAT provides a blend of high quality undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education within a state-of-the-art learning environment in a range of subject areas including Business, Accounting, ICT and Management. IBAT is centrally located in the Temple Bar area of Dublin city centre. Shane Ormsby remains as managing director following this transaction. Aaron Etingen, Founder and CEO of GUS, said: "Ireland has a long tradition of world-class universities and colleges with links to business across Europe and I am very pleased to welcome IBAT to GUS." Shane Ormsby, Founder and Managing Director of IBAT College Dublin said: "We have developed IBAT College Dublin to the excellent standing it now enjoys domestically and internationally, and we were looking to partner with an educational group that could assist us to get to the next level. Our mission has always been very simple - to provide the highest level of business education to students from countries across the globe. "Our acquisition by GUS is just the next stage in our journey and GUS will give us the scope to build upon our successes to date and help us develop further. It is a new and exciting chapter in IBAT's history and an exciting time for both our staff and students." Global University Systems is a global education group made up of a number of prestigious institutions, offering a broad range of professional, vocational, graduate and postgraduate programmes to c.45,500 students each year from around 150 countries. It is based in some of the world's biggest cities, with campuses in Dublin, London, Birmingham and Manchester; across the Atlantic in Toronto and Vancouver; and across the globe in places such as Singapore and Hannover. GUS has a strong track-record in enhancing the performance and reputation of institutions; the University of Law, acquired in 2015, was recently ranked 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey. Legal advisers to the transaction were Matheson Solicitors and Lemans Solicitors.