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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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Business letters: October 20

18 October 2013

YOU say that turning university science projects into big companies is mostly impossible (“Imperial needs to pick more winners”, last week). Yet the acquisition of Spirogen by Astra Zeneca for $440m (£272m) last week shows that substantial returns to investors are possible from university research.
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