UCL has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award.
The Award, which is sponsored by the National Centre for Entrepreneurship Education, seeks to recognise an institution which has developed an unparalleled environment for fostering enterprise throughout its staff and students and delivered significant impact in its local community, across the UK and overseas.
UCL Bright Ideas Awards 2014
7 January 2014
Introduced in 2008, the UCL Bright Ideas Awards aim to help bridge the gap that many new companies find themselves in when they search for their first funding.
the university context, this is a particular problem for those
businesses that emerge from unconventional beginnings or where they have
a seed of an idea, but are not yet ready for venture capital
The winners of these awards will share up to a total of £100,000 in funding that will be offered as a loan to help get their businesses up and running. Specifically, it is hoped that the money will allow the winners to reach the next crucial milestone in their development, whether that be the first prototype or support for landing the first customer.
The Bright Ideas Awards are awarded to companies that are being created by UCL undergraduate and post-graduate students