UCL Advances is UCL’s centre for entrepreneurship and business interaction among researchers, businesses, investors and students. 

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We do more to help students learn about, start or grow businesses than any other UK university, by providing funding, business mentoring and consultancy, free office space, networking opportunities and internships, a programme of events and prizes for innovation. 

  • UCL Advances is unique in the UK Higher Education sector
  • Our business advisors provide impartial, confidential advice and business support to UCL students and recent alumni looking to start or develop their business
  • The UCL Bright Ideas Awards – established in 2008 to help new companies take their first steps into the market – offer a total of £50,000 in business loans to UCL student entrepreneurs
  • UCL Advances Enterprise Scholarships provide funding for PhD students seeking to commercialise their research
  • Our students have the chance to enter various competitions, including the London Entrepreneurs’ Challenge
  • Get involved with local businesses and gain hands-on experience by becoming a student consultant.
  • To find out more about UCL Advances please see www.ucl.ac.uk/advances

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