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New guide for translating university knowledge into social enterprise launches

A guide which seeks to assist staff in UK higher education institutions in transforming their research and ideas into successful social ventures is being launched today by a consortium of UCL, social enterprise company UnLtd, UCLB and STORM® Skills Training CIC. 
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UCL toasts the best and brightest of its student/business collaborations

It started as an idea picked up at a conference in the US. Two years later, around 400 students and academics from UCL and London Business School are or have been involved in a variety of projects for more than 100 SMEs across 30 different industries under the auspices of UCL Advances’ HELO (Higher Education London Outreach) programme. To date over 150 businesses have signed up to the HELO programme. More...

UCL staff and students score a hat-trick of awards for their social enterprise ideas 

No fewer than four UCL representatives – faculty members Sally MacDonald (UCL Collections) and Dominica D’Arcangelo (Inst of Archaeology) and students Marina Chang (Development Planning unit) and Barbara Soetan (Political Science) – have picked up accolades for their work from UnLtd, a charity that focuses on helping social entrepreneurs to develop their projects and achieve a better social impact. More...

British University Blazes a Trail in Start-Ups

By D.D. GUTTENPLAN
LONDON — Everyone knows the story of the undergraduate computer nerd who, as a prank, built a Web site allowing students to comment on one another’s looks, only to find that the response generated so much traffic that the university’s servers were swamped. But this version has a different ending.
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Dragons' Den

Dragons' Den gives entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their proposals to a panel of the UK’s most successful business people. More...

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