26 Oct 2010
World-first to deliver faster treatments
Science Minister, David Willetts, and Health Minister, Lord Howe, have announced that King’s College London will be one of nine universities involved in a world-first initiative to deliver new treatments and medicines to patients faster.
12 Oct 2010
King’s business plan competition launched
King's graduates and post doctoral researchers have an opportunity to make a difference via the Lion’s Den business plan competition launched this week. Participants have the chance to win prizes with a total value of £10,000 if they enter this programme which is a joint initiative between King’s Business and King’s Graduate School.
23 Sep 2010
Sharing research management skills
As part of a project funded by The Carnegie Corporation in New York to develop research management in higher educations institutions in Africa, King's is currently hosting Dr George Nasinyama, Deputy Director of Research, Makerere University, Uganda. The visit is led by King’s Business.
31 Aug 2010
Partnership with The Prostate Cancer Charity
Men with prostate cancer who experience fatigue as a result of treatment for prostate cancer will soon be given greater support to help them cope as a result of a government grant awarded to King’s College London and The Prostate Cancer Charity.
23 Aug 2010
Second Wellcome Drug Discovery award success
Dr Jonathan Corcoran, Senior Research Fellow in the Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases at King’s, has received a second Wellcome Trust Seeding Drug Discovery award, valued at over £3.6 million over 42 months. Jonathan will lead a team to develop new drugs that can be taken orally to treat spinal cord injury (SCI).
27 June 2010
Grant to combat counterfeit drugs
The Wellcome Trust has awarded £473,000 to a team of King’s researchers, to be led by Dr Kaspar Althoefer, Reader in Sensing and Embedded Systems, for the creation of a system that can identify counterfeit and substandard drugs.
15 June 2010
New web forum shames states’ crimes
The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) was launched at King's College London to create a single web forum at www.StateCrime.org where reports and personal experiences of state crimes around the world can be collected, monitored and discussed. These will include contemporaneous initiatives - testimony is currently being gathered, for instance, from witnesses to the Israeli storming of the Gaza aid convoy.
01 June 2010
Innovative science and cultural hub funded
The first UK research centre bringing together materials science and materials culture research in the same institution will be built at King’s College London. An important interface between the material sciences and the creative industries, it will become a unique creative force in the country.
24 Mar 2010
Lion’s Den winners announced
Ten King’s staff and students benefited from a total of £10,000 prize money and seed funding after demonstrating a high level of commercial awareness and entrepreneurial spirit at the finals of the King’s College London Graduate Business Plan Competition yesterday evening.
10 Mar 2010
Innovative partnership for Pain research
King’s has partnered with Pfizer to create an open innovation laboratory for pain research. As part of the partnership, a small team of Pfizer scientists will be based at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases to conduct research in pain biology.
23 Feb 2010
Scenario Simulation Spin-off
Simulstrat, a pioneer in scenario simulations for public and private sector organisations, commonly known as wargaming, is to be acquired by the business advisory firm Deloitte. The acquisition is believed to represent the first time a British university has spun off a company founded on a humanities academic discipline.
17 Feb 2010
King’s has ideas with impact
Today sees the launch of a new publication at the College – ‘Ideas with impact’. Across the nine Schools of study, King’s academics are creating new knowledge with real-world application. This first volume of studies demonstrates the impact of this research.
02 Feb 2010
‘Challenges Faced by the CPD sector'
The first Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Forum gathering held under the auspices of Knowledge London, has been hosted by Custom Programmes, King’s Business at the King’s College London Strand campus.
04 Jan 2010
OBE for services to Knowledge Transfer
Dr Alison Campbell, Managing Director of King's College London Business Ltd, was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Knowledge Transfer in the New Year’s Honours list.
30 Nov 2009
King’s to run anti-doping facility for London 2012
King's has formed an alliance with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to enable its world-renowned Drug Control Centre to operate a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited satellite laboratory during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The partnership was brokered by King’s Business, the innovation arm of King’s.