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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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Universities - Open for Business Together

8 June 2012

By Stephen Caddick  Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL
At a time of economic and financial crisis, we should expect our universities to carefully consider what they can do to make the UK a more compelling place to carry out business.

This is not an abstract notion: universities up and down the land are taking on the challenge to open them up to the outside world and to ensure the UK is the number one destination for business and industry. Although great progress has been made there is yet more to do if we are to make best use of our world class university sector.

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