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Having saved millions of lives across the planet, antibiotics are beginning to fail us: indiscriminate use in humans and animals has led to a crisis of drug resistant infections. Antibiotic resistance is reducing the effectiveness of our treatment options and the speed of pharmaceutical innovation can’t keep up with bacterial evolution, making it arguably the […]

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Engineering technology innovators Oxford Flow and Utonomy are testing new products to improve the gas distribution network. The Stephenson Fund is an investor in both companies and has also helped them to secure funding from Innovate UK. Stephenson Fund Investment Director, Mark White,  recognised the potential of the two companies to collaborate and after introducing […]

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Small companies are better than big businesses at maintaining a culture of innovation. David Lawrence from the UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund explores the secrets to their success and discusses how venture capitalists identify start-ups with potential.  Big business tends to struggle with innovation. That’s the view of Dr David Lawrence, an independent member […]

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