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.
New enterprise plan at UCL aims for 500 new companies
21 July 2011
UCL is launching a five-year campaign to boost the role of enterprise at the university.
The ambitious aims include doubling income from licensing, sponsored research and other key commercial activities; creating 500 new enterprises on- and off-campus; offering courses in entrepreneurship to all students and training for staff; and providing sabbatical leave for academics involved in innovation.
“Being enterprising and having a broad portfolio of enterprise activities is central to the core mission of a university. And a core mission of the university is social good, through education, scholarship and relationships with the outside world,” Steve Caddick, professor of chemistry and UCL’s Vice-Provost (Enterprise) told Science|Business.
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