Funding, advice and research knowledge for growing businesses

Access to funding and advice is crucial for any growing business, but it can sometimes be hard to navigate what will best suit your needs. At UCL Advances, we can help.

Funding, advice and research knowledge for growing businesses

Our programmes

  • App Lab Get a head start on tomorrow's best apps at App Lab, a groundbreaking new app store for businesses, staff ...

  • Capital Accelerator Programme Helping London-based SMEs with high growth potential in the Digital, Science and Technology sector.

  • Find a Knowledge Transfer Partner Collaborate with universities through knowledge transfer to bring about strategic change.

  • Get a Business Mentor Take on a mentor to help your business reach its full potential.

  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a fully-funded training and support programme to help small, established businesses and social ...

  • IDEALondon A groundbreaking innovation incubator from UCL Advances, Cisco and DC Thomson, supporting the growth of Tech City’s most exciting ...

  • Knowledge Exchange Collaboration Become part of a specialist knowledge exchange collaboration between UCL and SMEs.

  • Launchbox A pioneering shop that launches student creativity into the marketplace.

  • Open SME A bridge between SMEs and universities, helping them productively collaborate for commercial and societal benefit. 

  • Student Consultants for Business Short-term consultancy projects delivered for SMEs from London’s most business-minded students.

  • Student Interns A summer internship programme that gives London-based SMEs access to UCL students and graduates.

  • UCL Angels Connecting London’s best student-led start-ups with investors and seed capital. 

  • UCL Bright Ideas Awards The Bright Ideas Awards help fledgling companies get the key funding that they need to grow.

  • UCL DECIDE for business UCL Decide is the world’s largest ‘living lab’ for digital and media projects.