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UCL Enterprise Annual Review 2012/2013

Whether it's our working with corporations and assisting student entrepreneurs or spinning out research, I hope that you enjoy reading about all our enterprise activities from across UCL in this review.
Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost (Enterprise)

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14 February 2011: UCL Professor Mark Pepys hailed as an ‘academic superstar’ by GlaxoSmithKline

As reported in the Financial Times today, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced it aims to sign up 10 academic ‘superstars’ for long term partnerships to develop medicines more cost effectively. More...

9 February 2011: BD and UCL Business Reach Exclusive License Agreement to Advance Development of New Diagnostic Tests for Ovarian and Breast Cancers

Access to University College London’s Leading Sample Banks to Allow BD to Develop and Validate New Biomarker Assay Panels More...

8 February 2011: “In everything I do, I try to raise the bar” - Richard Barkey

This week’s Entrepreneurship Guest lecture was by Richard Barkey, the Founder and current CEO at Imparta. Richard is an Engineering graduate from Cambridge University and did an MBA at Harvard. He then joined McKinsey for seven years as a conventional consultant. During those years, specifically when working in the field of training, Barkey felt “he could do it better”. This do-it-better mentality then evolved spinning-out Imparta which turned over £9 million last year. More...

8 February 2011: £1 Million of Translational Funding to Develop a Novel Antimicrobial Catheter

The Medical Research Council (MRC), together with Ondine Biomedical, is funding the development of a novel antimicrobial catheter to address the increasing problem of catheter-associated infections. UCL Professors Ivan Parkin and Michael Wilson have been awarded an MRC Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme award of circa £1 million to develop a light-activated antimicrobial application for the prevention of catheter-associated infections (CAIs) such as urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTIs are the most common type of healthcare-associated infection (HAI), accounting for more than 30% of all reported cases of HAIs.
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8 February 2011: Open Innovation - By Orange Labs

This week’s ‘Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series’ talk was given by Jogesh Limbani, the current Head of Open Innovation at “Orange Labs UK” based in Chiswick, West London. Limbani completed a BEng in Software Engineering at the University of Sheffield and an MSc in Telecommunications at UCL.
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4 February 2011: LCN researchers develop new hydrogen storage technology

Working with scientists from the STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the University of Oxford, LCN researchers Zeynep Kurban and Professor Neal Skipper and UCL graduate Dr Arthur Lovell have developed a new technology that allows hydrogen to be stored in a cheap and practical way, making it promising for widespread use as a carbon-free alternative to petrol. More...

3 February 2011: Penny Power – My Whole Life!

This week’s entrepreneurship guest lecture was given by Penny Power, Ecademy’s Founder; a social networking website “for exclusive business networking”. Power, who studied sociology and biology, began her career working in the IT sector selling computers and equipment before ultimately becoming the sales and marketing director. However, after the birth of her first daughter, she had decided to leave the company in order to spend more time with her family. More...

2 February 2011: UCL’s Knowledge Transfer Champions Scheme Takes Research out of the Laboratory and into the Spotlight

UCL Enterprise has appointed seven Knowledge Transfer Champions from UCL’s academic staff to support and celebrate some of the knowledge transfer projects going on at one of the world’s top universities. More...

1 February 2011: The UCL Colin Chapman Lotus Engineering Scholarship: the chance to make a change to the world we live in

Nicholas Mak, a Singaporean UCL MSc Mechanical Engineering student, received the first UCL Colin Chapman Lotus Engineering Masters Scholarship on 27 January.
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