Reporter 399, 17 March 1997

Hunt for new ideas

A consortium led by the University has won £250,000 from the Department of Trade and Industry's Biotechnology Exploitation Platform Challenge for a collaborative project with the Universities of Sheffield and York.

The White Rose Biotechnology Consortium, led by University of Leeds Innovations Ltd, will recruit three biotechnology exploitation managers - one in each city - to scour life sciences departments for opportunities to collaborate with industry, potential inventions and for expertise that could lead to patents, licences and company spin-offs.

The award will be presented to Ederyn Williams, ULIS managing director, by the Minister for Science, Ian Taylor MP, this week.

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