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16 May 2018

GUV Awards 2018 nominees

Global University Venturing will reveal the winners of this year's awards at the gala dinner as part of GUV: Fusion on May 22.

Author: Thierry Heles, Reporter

Global University Venturing is excited to present the shortlist for this year’s GUV Awards. The selection proved particularly difficult this year and we congratulate all who have been nominated.

The winners will be revealed at the gala dinner on May 22 as part of our GUV:Fusion conference, run jointly with the GCV Symposium, in London. We will also feature in-depth articles about each winner in next month’s magazine – printed copies will be available at GUV:Fusion.

Tickets to both the conference and the gala dinner are available at a promotional rate until May 11, with university staff receiving a discount on conference entry – click here to book.

Tech Transfer Unit of the Year

  • Indiana University Research and Technology Corp (Indiana University)
  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Office for Technology Commercialisation (University of Minnesota)
  • Oxford University Innovation (University of Oxford)
  • Yissum (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Personality of the Year

  • Alan Aubrey, IP Group
  • James Wilkie, University of Birmingham Enterprise
  • Jill Smith, Allied Minds
  • Rafi Hofstein, Mars Innovation
  • Simon Bond, SetSquared

Fundraising of the Year

  • Bluefield Innovations (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Highlander Venture Fund (University of California Riverside)
  • Pittsburgh Revolution Fund (University of Pittsburgh)
  • TMC Venture Fund (Texas Medical Centre)
  • University of Tokyo Edge Capital (University of Tokyo)

Investment Unit of the Year

  • Allied Minds
  • Aurora-TT
  • Cambridge Innovation Capital
  • IP Group
  • Osage University Partners

Deal of the Year

  • CureVac (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen)
  • Darktrace (University of Cambridge)
  • Inozyme (Yale University)
  • Orchard Therapeutics (University College London)
  • TTTech (Vienna University of Technology)

Technology of the Year

  • Numaferm (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
  • Palleon Pharmaceuticals (Stanford University, University of Dundee)
  • Pollinator Orchard Management (Royal College of Art)
  • Repare Therapeutics (Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, University of Toronto and New York University)
  • VirionHealth (University of Warwick)

Exit of the Year

  • Green Lord Motors (Kyoto University)
  • Innoetics (Institute of Language and Speech Processing at Athena Research Centre)
  • Nightstar Therapeutics (University of Oxford)
  • PowerbyProxi (University of Auckland)
  • Rigontec (University of Bonn)

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is in recognition of a person whose career and dedication to technology transfer have had a profound impact on the sector. The recipient will be disclosed on the night.

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