"It’s been an excellent start to the five-year plan for Enterprise and you can read more in this review. But such is the strength, depth and diversity of our activities that it can only reflect a small proportion of the outstanding work of the UCL community. Every member of UCL is to be congratulated for a tremendously successful year and with the promise of much, much more to come."
Prof Stephen Caddick
UCL has an impressive impact of the economy and society: we engage with business and charities large and small through student training, commercialisation of our discoveries, social enterprise & volunteering, providing expertise and contributing to public policy and debate.
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Travel can be a mixed blessing, as UCL graduate Sally Broom discovered on a gap year in South East Asia in 2007. Her desire to get off the beaten track and discover the heart of a place had been a success in Thailand, but had led to an unpleasant experience with border guards in Cambodia. The difference, she realised, was the ‘insider knowledge’ gained by having good contacts in Bangkok – and the idea for Tripbod.com, which links curious travellers with trusted locals who can advise them on their journey, was born. More...
When UCL medical student Har-preet ‘Pete’ Ahluwalia wanted to raise funds for the Hindu Society, custom-designed T-shirts was a natural choice. The fashion aficionado had something special in mind: the items would be vinyl-pressed rather than ink-printed, to give a high-quality and longer-lasting finish. More...
Languages graduate Ed Hammerton was concerned about his job prospects during a recession, until he attended a three-day boot camp run by UCL Advances which taught him, through action learning using real-world examples of business problems and solutions, “how to spot business opportunities and act on them.” More...
Visits to museums on rainy afternoons have just become
a lot more interesting thanks to revolutionary technology that allows
artefacts to be scanned and modelled in 3D and then studied from all
angles in a way the original could never be. UCL’s Petrie Museum has
benefited from a shared-use agreement between the university and
Canadian firm Arius3D, which makes the colour laser scanners.
Evolutionary ideas have proved revolutionary at UCL’s Centre for Research on Evolution, Search and Testing (CREST), where its director, Mark Harman, has been working with nature-based algorithms for testing software for more than a decade. More...