"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
Enterprise Case Studies
22 November 2012: A gap in the market for new kind of travel guide
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...
22 November 2012: Fund-raising effort leads to designs on a future fashion empire
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...
22 November 2012: Boot camp gets UCL graduate in shape for his chosen career
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.
29 October 2012: UCL rides the CREST of a wave with ‘Darwinian’ testing methods
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...
18 June 2012: iGE: Grammar on the Go
18 April 2012: Putting Education First with a SMILE
12 April 2012: What’s in a name? The route to better health in Camden, thanks to a ground-breaking UCL classification system
1 November 2011: A top trade: UCL’s virtual trading room
1 November 2011: Infection-free hospitals: a step closer
1 November 2011: Mapping for better healthcare
1 November 2011: Advanced mathematics for human benefit
1 November 2011: A polished spin-out: Zeeko
1 November 2011: Interactive map will help to ensure that crime doesn’t pay
1 November 2011: New social media strategy is child’s play for gift company
1 November 2011: Tales of Things
1 November 2011: New mobile app lets consumers wait in line remotely
1 November 2011: Space Syntax: Making sense of spaces
1 November 2011: Bringing astronomy down to earth
1 November 2011: PQ2 - Marketing Strategy
1 November 2011: Corporate massage business gets a timely health check
1 November 2011: New-look website keeps customers fastened to the spot
1 November 2011: Making maps work for communities
1 November 2011: Competitor review puts Loving Apartments in a holiday mood
1 November 2011: Insuring Against Natural Disasters
1 November 2011: Marketing plan coaches teachers’ champion to greater success
1 November 2011: Energy storage concept may be the answer to a greener future
1 November 2011: Together, we’re stronger: UCL and GSK fight lung disease
1 November 2011: Masters students’ project proves a good deal in the industry du jour
1 November 2011: Business plan bears fruit for a London social enterprise
1 November 2011: Exploring space: a new model of partnership
1 November 2011: Energy Efficient Housing
1 November 2011: SentiMag: Detecting cancer cells effectively
1 November 2011: Electrochemical Innovation: from concept to commerce
1 November 2011: Maintaining the Creative Edge
1 November 2011: Aerobic Bins – Weight Reduction Calculations
1 November 2011: Turning turbo design around