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London's universities say ‘OpenSME’ to new support for capital's small businesses

A group of London's universities are launching a new collaboration – OpenSME – that seeks to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access the expertise and knowledge they offer.

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2013 UCL Consultants Award


In recognising successful UCL consulting projects, the UCL Consultants Awards seeks to honour UCL researchers who have collaborated with industry on a consultative level.

Dr Vanessa Diaz

Previous winner (2012) Dr Vanessa Diaz was selected for her leading project that aims to produce a roadmap for the realisation of the ‘Digital VPH Patient. The Digital Patient is a method of integrating diverse computational models and individual data to produce a computational patient avatar. This would allow revolutionary health prediction and disease treatment when the ‘Digital Me’ of a citizen needs to avail itself of health services. The project is worth a total of 1.3m euros.

UCL Consultants Ltd (UCLC) was established by UCL to bring its academics together with national and international clients, providing access to UCL’s leading-edge expertise and world-class facilities.

UCL Consultants offers a one-stop office for academics wishing to carry out consultancy work, providing comprehensive contractual, tendering and administrative support, enabling UCL staff to ensure timely, high-quality delivery to meet clients’ requirements. It has extensive experience in working with wide variety of clients including multi-national, governmental organisations, space agencies, international companies and SME’s.

The 2013 UCL Consultants Award will recognise the latest successful consultancy agreements operating through UCL.