Tie-up puts northern universities in big league for spin-offs

From Times Higher Education: “Combining the research expertise and budgets of three leading northern universities will help them to emulate Oxbridge’s track record of attracting capital to support innovative start-ups, according to a new science investment company dedicated to commercialising research in the north of England. Northern Gritstone, which has been created by the universities of Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield, is aiming to raise up to £500 million to help turn ideas and research developed at the three redbrick institutions into start-up companies and to support existing high-tech businesses linked to the universities.”

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