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London's universities say ‘OpenSME’ to new support for capital's small businesses

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.

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UCL Bright Ideas Awards for 2013

21 January 2013

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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.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS SUNDAY 3RD MARCH, MIDNIGHT.

The winners of these awards will share up to a total of £50,000 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.

Further information, including guidelines and how to apply can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/advances/brightideas