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Frontier IP: full year outcome “materially ahead of management expectations”

The Group is pleased to provide an update on trading for the year ending 30 June 2021. Following a strong first half, the portfolio continues to make good commercial and technical progress, including an uplift in the value of our holding in Exscientia.

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The Vaccine Group appoints Jeremy Salt as Chief Executive Officer

Former Chief Scientific Officer of GALVmed and director of Biologicals R&D for Europe, Africa and Middle East of the world’s largest animal health group Zoetis to lead TVG through next phase of development.

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Exscientia announces investment of up to $525m led by SoftBank

Our portfolio company Exscientia has completed a Series D funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 to expand its pipeline and AI-driven drug discovery capabilities.

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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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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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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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