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NOMINATIONS for the 2015 UCL Awards for Enterprise are now open!

Deadline: 5pm, Fri 20th Feb 2015
NOMINATE NOW

UCL Enterprise asks all UCL students and staff to help in honouring UCL’s enterprise activities by putting forth nominations for the 2015 Awards for Enterprise.



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UCL Advances, UCL’s centre for entrepreneurship, is leading a consortium of European universities and research institutes to launch OPENISME, a new initiative designed to improve access for small business to the expertise that universities can provide as a way to boost their growth.
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London is a scientific powerhouse – and it’s about more than Nobel Prizes

By Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL
THE AWARD of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine this week to London-based professor John O’Keefe, along with his colleagues Moser and Moser, is well-deserved recognition for truly ground-breaking science – science which, in time, could have profound ramifications for the way we understand and treat neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s.
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