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.
Enterprise Case Studies
UCL student Jakub Szukalski (BA Economics and Business with East European Studies, second year) was looking for a productive way to spend the months leading into his final year at UCL. So he jumped at the chance of an internship with Roubini Global Economics (RGE) – the research company headed up by the distinguished macro-economist Nouriel Roubini. The partnership proved to be a win-win situation. More...
4 April 2014: Accelerator
UCL Advances is UCL’s centre for entrepreneurship and business interaction. In the past year it has secured around 100 internships for students to gain invaluable work experience with SMEs across London. More...
4 April 2014: The future’s bright, the future’s YELLOW
It’s not easy for young people to start their own business. That’s why UCL Advances, the university’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Interaction, is leading the way in working closely with high-growth SMEs across the European Union (particularly in France and Belgium) in a programme that aims to foster entrepreneurship across the Continent. More...
21 March 2014: Letting in the locked-out: UCL boost for SpareKeys business
Barry Shaverin had not planned on becoming an entrepreneur until it happened. Forced to rescue his forgetful flatmate, who locked himself out again and again, Barry spotted a gap in the market. UCL Advances helped him develop his growing rescue service for the locked-out and forgetful. More...
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