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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:

Prof. Mike Spyer & Prof. Owen Epstein

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


Prof. Mike Spyer & Prof. Gordon Blunn

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


Prof. Mike Spyer & Prof. Stefaan Simons

UCL Consultants Award 2008
Professor Stefaan Simons
UCL Chemical Engineering


Prof. David Price & Prof. Alan Penn

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


Alasdair Rose (EPSRC) & Simon Gane (Aural Hygiene)

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


Alasdair Rose (EPSRC) & Martyna Poliakovaite (elastic)

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


Peter Reid (CSEL) & threegoodmeals.com

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)


Peter Reid & NPComplete

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


Sandi Phillips (London Borough of Camden) & the Innovation Central Bursary winners

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)


Prof. John Martin & Matthew Tyburski (UCL Carbon Auditors)

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


Prof. Malcolm Grant & Elke Behrend (Thomson Reuters)

UCL Enterprise Partner of the Year Award 2008
Thomson Reuters



Prof. John Martin & Brad Backus (Audio3)

Audio3’
Bradford Backus
UCL Ear Institute


Prof. Malcolm Grant & Ivana Lazovic

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