Research England has awarded two grants, totalling £1.5 million, to support programmes working to increase the economic value and social impacts from
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Inventors in states with more socially liberal laws on the books end up with more diverse collaborators – and more higher-impact patents.
July 9, 2020 • ~8 min
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A team of physicists, virologists and computer scientists are seeking to develop a coronavirus diagnostic tool that could deliver rapid results.
May 7, 2020 • ~7 min
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The usefulness of drones to the medical sector has been clear for several years – and well-funded start-ups have been trialling services around the world.
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Many low and middle-income countries are unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. But innovation could help.
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A new rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19, developed by a University of Cambridge spinout company and capable of diagnosing the infection in under 90 minutes, is being deployed at Cambridge hospitals, ahead of being launched in hospitals nationwide.
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Professor Laura Itzhaki is a group leader in the Department of Pharmacology and a Fellow of Newnham College. Here, she tells us about forming her own spin-out company, pitching to investors and her research on the 'workhorses' of the cell.
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A new way to measure innovation finds lots of it in rural areas of the United States.
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A rapid way of turning ideas into new technologies in the aviation and power industries has been developed at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory. Here, Professor Rob Miller, Director of the Whittle, describes how researchers plan to scale the process to cover around 80% of the UK’s future aerodynamic technology needs.
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