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Vice-Provost's View: Farewell UCL

It has been a great privilege to be Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL and inevitably as I pack my bags to make the long trip from Gordon Street to the Wellcome Trust on Euston Road, I have been reflecting on the last five years. So much has changed and so much has been achieved by UCL.

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Lastminute talks lean innovation strategy, plans Tripbod integration after email trial

11 April 2013

Tripbod

Tripbod, founded by UCL Alumna, Sally Broom, are entering a new deal with lastminutecom, after a successful trial period.

When you’re lastminute.com and others have been stealing your thunder in the same-day/late-deals market what do you do?

Find ways to differentiate your product/brand and add value of course. Easier said than done.

Lastminute’s head of innovation William Beckler says one of his own success metrics is to count the number of times he tries new things and they fail.

“If I’m not failing enough, then I’m not doing risky projects that are covering new things.”

However, a recent trial with experience marketplace Tripbod seems to have gone off well enough for Sabre-owned lastminute to be now seeking full integration into its offering.

Read the full story at www.tnooz.com

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