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GCEC Conference ends on high with award win for UCL Advances

UCL has ended its hosting of the Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference on a high after it was presented with the Centre of Entrepreneurial Leadership Award.
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Founders of bio-bean win €500,000 funding for business expansion

UCL graduate Arthur Kay, co-founder of the coffee grounds recycling company bio-bean, has won the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2014, winning a prize of €500,000 towards the expansion of his business. More...

The Mayor appoints Professor Stephen Caddick to the London Enterprise Panel

We are pleased to confirm that Professor Stephen Caddick has been appointed to the new position on the LEP for a representative of London’s Higher Education sector.
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How to respond when the grand vision becomes a cold reality

New ventures are started for many reasons, with one of the most common routes beginning with someone doing a job they like in a big company and thinking they want to do it for themselves, but where do they go from there, asks Timothy Barnes, Director of UCL Enterprise Operations and UCL Advances. More...

Business letters: October 20

YOU say that turning university science projects into big companies is mostly impossible (“Imperial needs to pick more winners”, last week). Yet the acquisition of Spirogen by Astra Zeneca for $440m (£272m) last week shows that substantial returns to investors are possible from university research.
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UCL and Photobiotics announce partnership to tackle gastric cancer

UCL, Photobiotics pursue new approach to gastric cancer
A new collaboration between University College London (UCL) and PhotoBiotics, a targeted oncology company spun out from Imperial College London in the UK, is looking to develop a multifunctional agent for use in both the diagnosis and treatment of gastric cancer.
Read: PharmaTimes

Spirogen sold to AstraZeneca

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