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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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Working with world class UK universities is essential for growth and prosperity

1 August 2011

There is a lot of discussion about the relationship between world class, research-intensive universities and economic and social prosperity.

It is essential that we fully utilize the intellectual capital and intellectual property from universities in the business sector, third sector and public sector, if we are to propel the UK into a period of sustainable growth. For any entrepreneur or organization not currently working closely with universities here are some ways in which you can work with academia to help start, develop and grow your business.

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