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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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27 March 2013: U-Create challenge gives boost to creative entrepreneurs

The winner of UCL Advances’ creative enterprise competition U-CREATE has recently been crowned, and to celebrate the success of the project the team behind it has put together a new video giving a behind the scenes look at its success. More...

26 March 2013: Call for proposals: UCL–French Embassy science and technology workshops

UCL researchers are invited to submit funding proposals to run collaborative science and/or technology workshops as part of the UCL–French Embassy partnership. More...

21 March 2013: New guide for translating university knowledge into social enterprise launches

A guide which seeks to assist staff in UK higher education institutions in transforming their research and ideas into successful social ventures is being launched today by a consortium of UCL, social enterprise company UnLtd, UCLB and STORM® Skills Training CIC. 
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15 March 2013: Cleantech Challenge finalists announced

Six finalists on the CleanTech Challenge 2013, a worldwide green business competition and run jointly by UCL and the London Business School, have been announced.
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14 March 2013: Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series: Reece Howe

Reece Howe studied Astrophysics at UCL. Straight after graduating in 2002, he became an accountant at Deloitte and then joined Innocent. More...

7 March 2013: UCL Spin-out Synthace awarded £500,000 Synthetic Biology Grant


Synthace, a UCL spin-out, has been awarded funding from the Technology Strategy Board for a collaborative project with UCL and the University of Manchester.
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5 March 2013: Master's course give graduates a degree of entrepreneurship

"With coffee mornings, where students meet technology bosses, and a series of networking events, we are playing a lead role in the government's Silicon Roundabout technology enterprise zone," says Dr Dave Chapman (UCL Enterprise). Read: Guardian
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5 March 2013: UCL PhD student launches pitch-perfect app for vocal monitoring

An ear, nose and throat surgeon who is completing a PhD at UCL has launched a new app which is revolutionising our ability to detect and monitor changes to the voice. More...

1 March 2013: Students take to London markets to sell, sell, sell for final of U-Create Design Make Sell challenge

Four teams of students from across greater London will be joining the ranks of retailers at some of the most iconic markets in the Capital this weekend as they gear up for the final of Design, Make, Sell, a new programme from UCL Advances new creative enterprise project, U-CREATE. More...

1 March 2013: Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series: We Are Pop-Up

It’s a tale of two opposites – an artist looking for exhibition space, and an MBA graduate living in Covent Garden seeing, day after day, empty shop space and wondering how it could be filled. More...

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