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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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What the story of the ATM teaches us about innovation

25 June 2012

By Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL
45 years ago this week, an innovation which brought the British banking industry into the modern age was installed in Enfield, north London – the cash machine.

Truly innovative for its time, the ATM was the brainchild of one man, John Shepherd-Barron, after a brainwave when noticing how technology behind vending machines could be applied to banking.

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