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.
Let's Look to the East - End, That is - for Lessons on Economic Recovery
25 February 2013
By Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL
So the latest GDP figures show what we had all feared: that the Government's prescription to jolt the economy back to full health has failed and we are heading towards an unprecedented triple dip recession.
To my mind this just confirms that the fair economic winds of the 21st century, it seems, are blowing only one way: east. On a global scale, of course, we are seeing a gradual tilt towards the booming economies of China and India, yet there are lessons to be learnt in our own backyard, too - we only have to look at the dynamism and creativity of Tech City, in the East End of London, to see the future.
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