Learn about the fundamentals of the business world to support your career development.

Our extensive programme of learning, training, networking and support opportunities will help you launch the next step of your entrepreneurial journey.

Learning the business world basics at UCL Advances is a guaranteed way to establish a firm foundation for career success.

“I got to understand every area of the business: fulfilment, research and development, business development and dealing with suppliers. At the time MavRx were doing something quite similar to what I wanted to do, so I was able to learn from them before I did it myself."
Ian Campbell, Founder, Aero Forza, UCL Student and participant of the Summer Internship Programme.

Our programmes

  • 2015 UCL Bright Ideas Awards - How to Enter and Eligibility APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9AM, MONDAY 9TH MARCH

  • Advances’ Idea Accelerator 2015 (formerly Entrepreneurathon) Helping you take products to market and pitch for funds to create future high-growth businesses and build talented start-up teams.

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

  • Balloon Kenya Work with ambitious entrepreneurs in Kenya to grow businesses that change lives. 

  • Career Development Programme for PhD Researchers A series of programmes dedicated to boosting the professional development of UCL’s PhD researchers.

  • China UK Challenge A Challenge that encourages joint business ventures between China and the UK, giving entrepreneurs unique cross-country opportunities.

  • Citrus Saturday Citrus Saturday gives young people the chance to learn about entrepreneurship by running their own business with support from student ...

  • CleanTech Challenge The CleanTech challenge is a global competition for innovative clean technology business ideas.

  • Consulting Skills A full-time one-week programme designed to equip participants with the skills required to engage and collaborate with businesses as a ...

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

  • Enterprise Boot Camp Learn the basics of modern business in a free boot camp from UCL Advances.

  • Entrepreneurship Guest Lectures A diverse programme of guest lectures from leading entrepreneurs and investors.

  • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs A cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs who run small ...

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

  • INTER-CEP A valuable new database that documents enterprise policy and intervention

  • Knowledge Exchange Associates Bridge the gap between PhD research and hands-on business development.

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

  • LBS Electives Acquire or enhance business-related skills at London Business School.

  • Leadership Skills A 4-week half-day programme that exposes participants to the challenges of leading within business and academia

  • London Entrepreneurs' Challenge The London Entrepreneurs’ Challenge is a workshop programme and business plan competition that helps young entrepreneurs develop their businesses. 

  • 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.

  • One-to-One Business Advice UCL Advances’ business advisors can give expert, practical and confidential advice to students and alumni, whatever their business status.

  • PhD Enterprise Scholarships Prestigious Enterprise Scholarships available to PhD students who wish to investigate the commercial potential of their research.

  • Secondments Giving UCL staff a chance to promote engagement in knowledge transfer through secondments. 

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

  • Student Consultancy Projects Gain hands-on consultancy experience with the Student Consultancy Projects. 

  • Summer Internship Programme 2015 for Students A great opportunity for students who want to gain work experience over the summer at a small-to-medium enterprise.

  • Summer Programme 2014 This comprehensive programme will give you the chance to develop entrepreneurial expertise, gain work experience and learn useful transferable skills.

  • Summer Programme 2015 (formally the Entrepreneurathon) A comprehensive series of programmes that will give you the chance to develop entrepreneurial expertise, gain work ...

  • The Mobile Academy Find out everything you need to build a business for mobile in this intensive and hands-on ten-week masterclass.

  • U-Create Design, make and sell your innovative products in a weekend of entrepreneurial brainstorming for creatives and entrepreneurs.

  • UCL Advances Summer Entrepreneurathon 2014 ** Entry for all the events that were part of the Summer Programme 2014 have now closed. Find out more about ...

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