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.
Are these Britain's best new business ideas?
30 September 2013
Turning used coffee grounds into fuel, airmiles for cyclists and toys for children suffering from depression were at the forefront of Britain's biggest business idea competition.
A firm which turns coffee beans into fuel has won a coveted small business competition.
London-based start-up Bio-Beans beat off nearly 50 other early stage businesses to win the annual The Pitch Live event on Wednesday.
Bio-Bean, a UCL student business, won a 2013 UCL Bright Ideas Award. Watch Bio-Bean's video