Innovation and Enterprise


Entrepreneurship at UCL

UCL is committed to supporting its staff, students and alumni in the development and practice of entrepreneurial skills.

Entrepreneurship is a set of skills and an attitude to life. It’s as valuable in the modern world as any qualification.  

Our students, staff and alumni can all benefit from entrepreneurial skills - whether they’re starting a business or dealing with the challenges of everyday life. 

In addition to learning how business works, these transferable skills will help them:

  • develop the confidence to try out new ideas, take risks, explore the unexplored
  • work with other people in a range of different situations 
  • succeed academically during their time at UCL and in their future career

How we support students, staff and alumni

UCL Innovation and Enterprise offers students, staff and alumni a wide range of interactive and immersive experiences to stimulate their entrepreneurial drive, enriching their time at UCL and preparing them for the world beyond.

These include:

UCL Innovation and Enterprise has helped over 250 students start a new business. Over 75% of those businesses are still active, five year later.

UCL Business (UCL’s technology commercialisation company) is a wholly owned subsidiary of UCL and has helped create spin-outs that have raised investment in excess of £600 million.


Get the flexible coworking space, community and services you need right in the middle of London’s Kings Cross.

Entrepreneurship guest lectures

Our exciting programme of guest lectures and panel discussions are open to all.


Come to our monthly networking events to meet new people and find out about BaseKX, UCL's entrepreneurial hub.