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The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s ancient universities. One of the world’s leading research universities, it is ranked fourth in the UK for research excellence. The University is a member of both the Russell Group, and the League of European Research Universities, a consortium of 21 research universities in Europe. It has the third largest endowment of any university in the United Kingdom, after the universities of Cambridge and Oxford. The University of Edinburgh has an outstanding history of discovery, invention and innovation. In biological sciences, The College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, the UK’s only joint medical and veterinary school, is internationally renowned for basic-to-clinical translational research. The College has a history of interdisciplinary research and a commitment to the concept of one health, explicitly linking biomedicine and veterinary medicine. Impact occurs in the areas of human and animal health and welfare, and the College’s reach extends to influencing policy and international impact, providing valuable, wide-ranging medical and veterinary solutions.

The British Innovation Fund is an investment fund managed by Milltrust International LLP, award-winning investment organisation co-headquartered in London and Singapore. With a unique multi-geography, multi-affiliate structure, Milltrust offers a range innovative investment solutions seeking to address some of the greatest themes of our generation including the development of emerging economies, rising food demand, technological innovation and climate change. Clients include pension funds, sovereign entities, family offices, and entrepreneurs. The firm operates in a regulated capacity across multiple jurisdictions including the UK, Singapore, Ireland, Cayman and Mauritius. Milltrust affiliate Milltrust Agricultural Investments is the advisor to the British Innovation Fund (BIF), dedicated to UK university spinouts. BIF provided the seed capital to make the dream of Roslin Technologies a reality, and today holds the second largest participation after the University of Edinburgh.

JB Equity is a private equity, investment house and advisory organisation that focuses exclusively on Agribusiness, Aquaculture and AgTech. JB Equity invests in companies with technologies, brands, distinctive know-how and a sustainable competitive advantage with significant growth potential. JB Equity’s partners are senior agribusiness experts who combine technical and operational skills with experience from investment management, corporate finance and new business venturing. JB Equity is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is headquartered in Edinburgh, and maintains partner offices in China, Thailand and the United States.