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Discover the latest news, insight and developments from Frontier IP and its portfolio companies here.


Frontier IP looks to the future with confidence

Strong interim results, with several portfolio companies now on the cusp of important inflection points reflecting the significant commercial, technical and industrial progress they made during the first half and beyond.

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Emporia4KT launches technology transfer training programme

Sixty researchers have begun an 11-month training programme to hone their technology transfer skills within Blue Economy sectors. The has been organised by Emporia4KT, a major project to maximise the value of academic research to Europe’s marine and coastal economies in which Frontier IP is a partner.

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Fieldwork Robotics raises £675,000 to accelerate development of harvesting robots

Fieldwork Robotics has raised £675,000 to accelerate scale up of its raspberry harvesting robot technology and to start development of a cauliflower harvester in collaboration with Bonduelle, one of the world’s leading vegetable producers.

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Chief Executive Neil Crabb: talking tech transfer with the Global University Venturing podcast

Frontier IP Chief Executive Neil Crabb discusses why our commercialisation approach differs, clusters, why it’s important there are different models out there and our expansion in Portugal.

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Portugal Ventures backs inSignals Neurotech with €100,000 investment

Portfolio company inSignals Neurotech has received a €100,000 investment from leading Portuguese venture capital firm Portugal Ventures to accelerate development of its patented technology to aid deep brain simulation surgery.

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AquaInSilico to receive $250,000 through UN Development Programme to help protect one of world’s most diverse marine environments

The United Nations Development Programme has selected portfolio company AquaInSilico to receive $250,000 to help protect and conserve the marine environment around the Cape Verde archipelago in the Atlantic.

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BlackRock funds back $100 million Exscientia Series C financing round

Our portfolio company Exscientia has successfully completed its Series C funding round raising $100 million after attracting investment from funds managed by BlackRock.

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Pulsiv Solar raises £890,000 to accelerate development of patented power conversion technology

Pulsiv Solar has raised £890,000 of new money to accelerate development and scale up of its innovative power conversion technology after gaining strong industry interest.

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Catch up on recent developments at Frontier IP in our latest quarterly newsletter

Learn more about The Vaccine Group’s approach to COVID-19 and why AI-driven drug discovery is at a tipping point. Plus developments from Nandi Proteins, Fieldwork Robotics, Cambridge Raman Imaging and more.

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Frontier supports technology to eradicate detectable TCA from natural cork stoppers

The world’s leading producer of cork products, Corticeira Amorim, has announced a breakthrough technology to remove the major cause of cork taint in wine from natural corks. Learn more about Frontier IP’s role in the development.

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Learn how Elute Intelligence can make your FTO searches faster and easier

Register at to join Coller IP’s Head of IP Strategy Richard Nugent on 24 February at 15.30 GMT / 16.30 CET to learn how Elute’s novel technology can make your FTO searches more efficient.

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Frontier IP appoints Director of Corporate Relationships to support portfolio fundraisings

Frontier IP is delighted to announcement appointment of Darren Winter, a former senior sales director with more than 30 years’ City experience, as Director of Corporate Relationships, a non-board role.

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Elute Intelligence raises £250,000 in first equity fund raising

Portfolio company Elute Intelligence Holdings raises £250,000 in return for 10 per cent of the company to accelerate development of Patent Reader and enterprise search tool.

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Cambridge Raman Imaging is part of EUR5m project to develop groundbreaking medical imaging technology

Portfolio company to commercialise technology based on advanced laser techniques and artificial intelligence to show how diseases unfold at a molecular level in near real time.

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