Technology Innovation Forums
UCL Advances hosts regular Technology Innovation Forum
events focussing on science led innovation and future technologies
which provide networking opportunities
between researchers, business leaders and investors.
Open Coffee Club
The OpenCoffee Club was started to encourage entrepreneurs, developers and investors to organise real-world informal meetups to chat, network and grow.
3Cs is an active community of over 500 members, where advice and critique comes free-of-charge for the budding entrepreneur.
UCL Additions is a social networking site that links communities of interest, identifies potential collaboration partners and manages the development of projects.
Knowledge Transfer Networks
A KTN is a
group of individuals that have a shared interest in an area
of emerging technology. It provides an easy means of acquiring and
sharing knowledge, and hence, participating in shaping the future of a
strategically important technology in the UK.
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 Advances, the university’s centre for
entrepreneurship and business interaction turned 4 this year and to celebrate
the successes and exponential growth (in personnel and in support activities
offered), the department threw a party full of balloons, party poppers, music,
cake, ice cream and (short) words from the Vice-Provost (Enterprise), Steve
Caddick, and from the Executive Director of UCL Advances, Tim Barnes.