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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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Professor Stephen Caddick

VICE-PROVOST (ENTERPRISE AND LONDON)

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Stephen Caddick

UCL Enterprise is led by the Vice-Provost (Enterprise), Professor Stephen Caddick. The Office of the Vice-Provost (Enterprise) is responsible for delivering UCL’s Enterprise agenda with the greatest economic and societal impact. The Vice-Provosts are members of the Provost's senior management team.

“Enterprise is important to all universities, but resonates particularly with UCL. From our inception we were created as an enterprising institution, with a bold ambition to create a University dedicated to the greatest good for the greatest number. There are outstanding opportunities for us to work with all academic departments and divisions to help enrich the core academic mission of teaching and research and to identify innovative ways of engagement with the wider world. An enterprising community is one that is resourceful, creative, dynamic, and bold – characteristics that we recognise as part of the fabric of UCL.”
Professor Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost (Enterprise and London)

Professor Stephen Caddick was appointed as Vice-Provost (Enterprise) in 2010. He joined UCL in 2003 as Vernon Professor of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology. He was the founding director of the Centre for Chemical Biology, and Head of the Department of Chemistry. He maintains an active academic research career, has many external roles and is co-founder of Thiologics, a spin-out company dedicated to developing new biological therapeutics.