The Jewish Chronicle

Bird-funded projects set to take to the skies


Food packaging that is highly compostabl­e and made from food waste and a platform for monitoring and detecting Parkinson’s disease are among nine projects granted funding by a key industrial research & developmen­t foundation, known as Bird. It has approved £6.5 million for the projects, which opens the door to more private equity financing. Bird has funded getting on for a thousand projects in 42 years, receives no equity and requires no repayment should a project fail.

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