Barclays Eagle Labs supports University of Edinburgh’s entrepreneur incubator programme

Barclays Eagle Labs has formed a partnership with the University of Edinburgh’s Venture Builder Incubator (VBI), a programme tailored to help PhD students develop and commercialise academic research.

Twenty-four new cohort companies, all operating in sectors addressing societal challenges including green technology, animal welfare and agritech, have been announced for this year’s VBI. The intake includes 10 health-related start-ups, the majority of which are focused on combating cancer and will be supported through an existing partnership with Cancer Research Horizons.

Adding further value to the programme’s partnership with Cancer Research Horizons, Barclays Eagle Labs will support founders behind oncology-related start-ups and other health-related cohort companies, providing content and support via its network of more than 600 health technology start-ups, and also offer access to specialist areas outside health as required.

Among these ventures is Less Grey, a triaging technology tool designed to help prostate cancer patients, and Naela Technologies, developer of an improved form of vibrational spectroscope that enhances cancer detection. Also participating in the programme is PallorMetrics, creator of new technology that can automatically measure pallor in routine retinal photographs, aiding disease detection, monitoring and progression.

Picture: Venture Builder Incubator programme manager Laura Bernal (far right) is joined by representatives of the cohort companies taking part in this year’s programme.

See the full report on page 6 of the December 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.

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