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UCL shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award

UCL has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award.

The Award, which is sponsored by the National Centre for Entrepreneurship Education, seeks to recognise an institution which has developed an unparalleled environment for fostering enterprise throughout its staff and students and delivered significant impact in its local community, across the UK and overseas.

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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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