Innovation & 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 & 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 & 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 spinouts that have raised investment in excess of £600 million.



Find out more about our flexible co-working and event space for startups near King's Cross, London.

Entrepreneurship guest lectures

Audience at a guest lecture

Hear about the highs and lows, successes and failures of the entrepreneurial journey at our guest lectures.


Social event at BaseKX

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