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UCL launches new Infrastructure Academy, as part of UK-China governments’ Infrastructure Alliance

UCL and the UK Government launched today the UK-China Infrastructure Academy, a major new initiative to help train Chinese companies and officials on investment processes in the UK and to encourage greater Chinese investment in UK infrastructure projects, building on the £4bn already invested by Chinese companies in UK regeneration and infrastructure since 2012.

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New solution for making 2D nanomaterials

Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials have been made by dissolving layered materials in liquids, according to new UCL-led research.

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UCL Vice-Provost (Enterprise) gives evidence to MPs on industrial strategy

Dr Celia Caulcott, Vice-Provost (Enterprise), gave evidence recently to the House of Common’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee enquiry on industrial strategy. The session she attended discussed the role of universities in industrial strategy, the importance of strengthening university-business collaboration and coordinating regional and national interests.

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£100 for 100 words winners announced

At UCL we’re passionate about solving problems!
UCL Innovation and Enterprise recently ran a competition asking UCL students to submit an idea they had which would tackle some of the world’s grandest challenges. It didn’t matter how small, raw or novel the idea was – we still wanted to hear!

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Chirp flies with Skylander

Chirp, a UCL spin-out which developed a way of transferring data between devices using an audio signal, has made a deal with Skylander to allow gamers to transfer characters from their consoles to a phone using the technology.

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UCL Consultants appoint new Director of Bespoke Short Courses

Tony Osude joined UCL Consultants Ltd (UCLC) to take up a newly created position as Director, Bespoke Short Courses. Tony is leading the development of a new division based in UCLC focused on the origination, development and delivery of high end custom programmes to senior decision makers in the private and public sectors nationally and globally, drawing on UCL’s multi-disciplinary and cutting edge academic expertise.

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UCL Innovation and Enterprise launches

Innovation is at the heart of UCL’s ethos: as part of UCL2034 we have committed to build on our current activities to enhance creation of societal and economic value from our research and innovation. Since coming to UCL last year I have been greatly impressed by the many ideas our students and staff have and their enthusiasm in developing the application of those ideas outside the university to make a difference for the good. And we can be proud of our encouragement of enterprise amongst our staff and students, supporting 31 spin-out companies and almost 200 student start-up businesses in the last five years.

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UCL backs innovative science projects with new funds

Seven science and engineering-based projects involving UCL academics have been awarded funding with a total value of £225,493 under the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account’s Knowledge Exchange and Innovation (KE&I) scheme.

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UCL innovator lauded for pioneering cancer treatment

Pioneering research into cancer treatment conducted by a clinical haematologist at UCL has been recognised by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

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