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Funding & Support


Bright Ideas Awards

WindowsPhoneGeek, 2012 Bright Ideas Winner

The winners of these awards will share up to a total of £50,000 in funding that will be offered as a loan to help get their businesses up and running.

Find out more about the UCL Bright Ideas Awards

External Funding & Support


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Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa initiative

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa initiative

The Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa is for those graduates identified by UCL as having developed a viable business idea, but who are not yet able to apply for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa.

Successful applicants will be allowed a 12 month visa and the opportunity to apply for a second 12 month visa if the business is making progress.

Find out more about the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa initiative

London Entrepreneurs' Challenge


The London Entrepreneurs' Challenge is a series of workshops and business plan competition designed to introduce participants to fundamental business concept.

Find out more about the London Entrepreneurs' Challenge

PhD Scholarships

Boot camp

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.

Find out more about PhD Scholarships