UCL Awards for Enterprise 2008

On Thursday 1st May 2008, UCL marked the accomplishments of a new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators with UCL's inaugural Enterprise Awards Presentation, held in the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre.

A series of prizes were given to students and staff who are active in the development of businesses based on research carried out at UCL. A wide range of departments were represented, from Philosophy to Biochemistry and Computer Science.

The awards recognised the successes of UCL's academics and students, and will hopefully encourage others to get involved in the future. They also relayed an important message to the business world, that UCL is a leading hub of innovation and commercial activity, which can provide real competitive advantage.

The winners were:

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UCL Business Award 2007
Professor Owen Epstein
Royal Free and University College Medical School


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UCL Business Award 2008
Professor Gordon Blunn
Institute of Orthopedics & Musculoskeletal Science


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UCL Consultants Award 2008
Professor Stefaan Simons
UCL Chemical Engineering


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UCL Advances Entrepreneurial Spirit Award 2008
Prof Alan Penn
Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment


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London Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2008 Runner-Up (postgraduate/staff)
‘Aural Hygiene’
Simon Gane (UCL Medicine) and Brett Prior (London Business School)


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London Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2008  Runner-Up (undergraduate)
‘elastic’
Joseph Mangu (UCL SSEES), Maria Cotera (UCL Library Services) & Martyna Poliakovaite (UCL Philosophy)


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London Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2008 Provost’s Prize
‘Threegoodmeals.com’
Zishan Khan (LBS), Lucas De Breed (UCL Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Kevin Kitching (LBS), Michael Orland (LBS) & Dina Reznikova (UCL SSEES)


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London Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2008 Winner
‘NPComplete’
Daniel Hulme and Alastair Moore
UCL Computer Science


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London Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2008 Innovation Central Bursaries
‘Lifefully’, Irina Price ( UCL Anthropology)
‘Aural Hygiene’, Simon Gane (UCL Medicine), Brett Prior (London Business School)
‘NPComplete’, Daniel Hulme & Alastair Moore (UCL Computer Science)


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UCL Bright Ideas Awards 2008
‘UCL Carbon Auditors’
Matthew Tyburski
UCL Geography


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UCL Enterprise Partner of the Year Award 2008
Thomson Reuters



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Audio3’
Bradford Backus
UCL Ear Institute


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UCL Enterprise Video Competition
Ivana Lazovic
MSc Technology Entrepreneurship
UCL Dept of Management Science and Innovation