Latest news from University of Birmingham Enterprise

Novel polymers could lead to greater crop yields for farmers

A farmer's hand holding grains of wheat
Description:
The new polymers are designed to quicken the formation of beneficial biofilms, and are expected to result in stronger plants, and higher crop yields.
Date:
21 June 2022

New technology for water quality monitoring receives prestigious award

River showing visible pollution
Description:
Birmingham researchers collaborated with industry to develop the device, which measures the quality of water in rivers, lakes and reservoirs.
Date:
14 June 2022

‘Beam-steering’ technology takes mobile communications beyond 5G

Fixed antenna, of the type used for mobile communications
Description:
A new beam-steering antenna increases transmission efficiency and opens frequencies for mobile communications that are inaccessible to current technologies.
Date:
03 June 2022

Research paves the way for stronger alloys

molten metal, being poured into moulds
Description:
Research shows how microscopic crystals grow in molten metals, and paves the way for improving the tensile strength of alloys used in casting and welding
Date:
01 June 2022

Birmingham research brings hope for spinal cord injury treatment

Illustration of human body with the spinal cord, nervous system and brain highlighted
Description:
Birmingham scientists have shown an existing drug may reduce damage after spinal cord injury, by blocking the inflammatory response in the spinal cord.
Date:
20 May 2022

Former students raise £800k for edtech platform that automates grading

The team standing in front of the University's Physics building
Description:
Three former students who developed software that cuts the time to mark maths and science papers have raised £800,000 to commercialise the system.
Date:
19 May 2022

New tool to assess Long COVID symptoms

A pensive woman wearing face mask and resting her head on her hands
Description:
A comprehensive tool that can assess the symptoms of Long COVID has been developed at the University of Birmingham for use in research and clinical care.
Date:
27 April 2022

Artificial intelligence offers solution to heavy marking loads

Staff from 6 Bit Education
Description:
An assessment and feedback platform that cuts the time taken to mark work in maths and science subjects has been designed at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
26 April 2022

New spinout Healome Therapeutics to speed development for ocular disease and eye trauma therapeutics

Close up of an eye, showing the cornea
Description:
The spinout has been created to commercially deploy a platform that delivers a ‘pro-healing’ microenvironment for the leading causes of preventable blindness.
Date:
25 April 2022

Urine test for bladder cancer could replace 1000s of invasive cystoscopies given each year

Doctors notepad, writing says diagnosis: bladder cancer
Description:
Birmingham researchers have developed a new urine test for bladder cancer that could reduce the need for invasive and time-consuming diagnostic procedures.
Date:
21 April 2022

Biomarker research boost for spinout Empower Therapeutics

Illustration of alpha, theta and delta brain wave recordings
Description:
The brainwave biomarker is being leveraged to both identify pain sensitive individuals and change their perception of pain.
Date:
06 April 2022

Birmingham software powers global road-building investment strategy

Truck driving on road in Kenya
Description:
HDM-4, a strategic planning software developed at the University of Birmingham, will get a major upgrade led by the World Bank Group.
Date:
24 March 2022
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