Engage with Business
The Knowledge Exchange Associate programme delivers knowledge-transfer collaborations between a small or medium-sized enterprise and UCL.
Knowledge Transfer Account
UCL has developed a programme of exchanging knowledge via its Knowledge Transfer Account - with a wide-range of partners in a variety of ways.
Knowledge Transfer Partnership
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships provide businesses with access to talented graduates, university expertise and government funding
Funded Research Collaborations
UCL's funded research collaborations with industry are co-ordinated through the Industrial Research Office. Businesses can partner with UCL and benefit from funding through a variety of schemes.
Support For New Businesses
Bright Ideas Awards
The Bright Ideas Awards aim to help bridge the gap that many new companies find themselves in when they search for their first funding.
Proof of Concept Fund
UCL Business can provide proof of concept funds to UCL researchers.
University Challenge Funds
These funds can be accessed through UCL Business.
UCL Angels is an Angel investor group looking to invest in UCL and non-UCL based opportunities.
BizSpark provides new businesses fast, easy access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools and production licenses of server products.
UCL Business Plc provides commercialisation support for spin outs and licensing.
UCL Consultants connects UCL expertise and applied research with organisations seeking to resolve specific, targeted problems or gain critical advantage in relation to their core activities and market needs.
UCL Funding Opportunities
UCL Advances provides funding of £4,000 per person to UCL PhD students to cover costs for a three month extension to enable a chapter to be written on the commercial evaluation of a science or technology PhD project. Only several scholarships are awarded in each financial year. For further details of how to apply, please email Laura Connor: email@example.com
UCL Enterprise Funding Opportunities
UCL Enterprise highlights funding opportunities for UCL researchers.
External Funding & Support
London Entrepreneurs' Challenge
The E-Challenge is a series of workshops and business plan competition designed to introduce participants to fundamental business concept.
China UK Challenge
The China-UK Challenge aims to encourage new business ventures between China and the United Kingdom and is intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early-stage investors and venture capital firms. The competition is divided into two challenge tracks: Innovative Business track (for existing businesses) and Tomorrow’s Leaders track (for students).
On the 21st September Mark Prisk came to UCL to speak to an audience gathered together by Capital Enterprise (the membership body for deliverers of enterprise support in London). He gave an enlightening and forthright speech, and then participated whole heartedly in a Q&A session on the future of Enterprise support and the priorities of his Department of Business. More...