Grow your business through our services, training and funding opportunities.

Are you already running your business and looking for new opportunities to grow? UCL Advances can support your growth ambitions and work with you to move forward.

Support and guidance for business growth can be vital. UCL Advances’ wide range of programmes available for growth businesses can give you the lift-off you need.

“When we had growing pains, 10ksb helped enormously. It was overwhelming at times just knowing how to deal with the sheer volume of work, but through 10ksb, I was able to develop an international expansion strategy, develop our board and advisory capacity, and sensibly manage growth. We now have an amazing new chair and non-execs to support us in the next phase of growth.”
Michelle Wright, Founder, Cause4 and participant of the 10ksb training and support programme

Our programmes

  • App Lab UCL's exclusive app store showcasing tomorrow's apps today, App Lab offers groundbreaking opportunities for digital businesses and the ...

  • Be a Business Mentor Help ambitious entrepreneurs realise their vision through business mentoring.

  • Bright Ideas Awards 2015 The Bright Ideas Awards help fledgling UCL student companies get the key funding that they need to grow.

  • Building Growth Businesses Intensive business development programmes with distinct learning streams designed either for senior company leaders or for senior leadership teams.

  • Capital Accelerator Programme Helping London-based SMEs with high growth potential in the Digital, Science and Technology sector.

  • DECIDE for Business Helping you validate your business, with services to accelerate the journey from idea to market launch.

  • DECIDE for UCL Staff and Students Connecting UCL to London’s thriving startup scene and supporting the university’s digital developments.

  • Enterprise Europe Network Helping small companies seize the unparalleled business opportunities available in the EU.

  • Find a Knowledge Transfer Partner Collaborate with universities through knowledge transfer to bring about strategic change.

  • Get a Business Mentor Take on a mentor to help your business reach its full potential.

  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a fully-funded training and support programme to help small, established businesses and social ...

  • Hubbub Hubbub is a crowdfunding platform for students and alumni to make their projects and businesses happen.

  • IDEALondon A groundbreaking innovation incubator from UCL Advances, Cisco and DC Thomson, supporting the growth of Tech City’s most exciting ...

  • Knowledge Exchange Collaboration Become part of a specialist knowledge exchange collaboration between UCL and SMEs.

  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership A unique opportunity to apply research to real world, business critical projects.

  • Launch Box A pioneering shop that launches student creativity into the marketplace.

  • London Entrepreneurship Online London Entrepreneurship Online is a free entrepreneurship education video resource from UCL that supports entrepreneurship teaching and training.

  • Mentor Training and Development Courses that support the professional growth of mentors for small businesses and start-ups.

  • Microsoft BizSpark Access a huge range of free support and software development tools from the Microsoft BizSpark community 

  • OpenSME A bridge between SMEs and universities, helping them productively collaborate for commercial and societal benefit. 

  • Partnership Programme Join the dynamic innovation community at UCL Advances with the UCL Advances Partnership Programme.

  • Short Courses for Entrepreneurs Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training in key business areas in a dynamic, engaging learning environment.

  • Small Business Charter: Growth Vouchers Programme Government training and support programme for small businesses.

  • Student Consultants for Business Short-term consultancy projects delivered for SMEs from London’s most business-minded students.

  • Summer Internship Programme 2015 for Businesses A summer internship programme that gives London-based SMEs access to UCL students and graduates.

  • UCL Advances Vouchers A collection of vouchers and offers from the businesses that have engaged with UCL Advances.

  • UCL Angels Connecting London’s best student-led start-ups with investors and seed capital.