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UCL start-up RecommendMe targets social isolation

RecommendMe is a fast-growing UCL start-up which aims to improve the lives of older people by helping them to become more active and better connected with their local community. Its founders created a digital platform that gives details of activities – from craft clubs to computer workshops and exercise classes – which are aimed at older residents.

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UCL joins board of London Economic Action Partnership

Dr Celia Caulcott, Vice-Provost (Enterprise and London), has been appointed to the board of a new Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to help boost jobs and support economic growth in the capital.

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UCL launches new Infrastructure Academy, as part of UK-China governments’ Infrastructure Alliance

UCL and the UK Government launched today the UK-China Infrastructure Academy, a major new initiative to help train Chinese companies and officials on investment processes in the UK and to encourage greater Chinese investment in UK infrastructure projects, building on the £4bn already invested by Chinese companies in UK regeneration and infrastructure since 2012.

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New solution for making 2D nanomaterials

Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials have been made by dissolving layered materials in liquids, according to new UCL-led research.

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UCL Vice-Provost (Enterprise) gives evidence to MPs on industrial strategy

Dr Celia Caulcott, Vice-Provost (Enterprise), gave evidence recently to the House of Common’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee enquiry on industrial strategy. The session she attended discussed the role of universities in industrial strategy, the importance of strengthening university-business collaboration and coordinating regional and national interests.

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£100 for 100 words winners announced

At UCL we’re passionate about solving problems!
UCL Innovation and Enterprise recently ran a competition asking UCL students to submit an idea they had which would tackle some of the world’s grandest challenges. It didn’t matter how small, raw or novel the idea was – we still wanted to hear!

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Chirp flies with Skylander

Chirp, a UCL spin-out which developed a way of transferring data between devices using an audio signal, has made a deal with Skylander to allow gamers to transfer characters from their consoles to a phone using the technology.

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UCL Consultants appoint new Director of Bespoke Short Courses

Tony Osude joined UCL Consultants Ltd (UCLC) to take up a newly created position as Director, Bespoke Short Courses. Tony is leading the development of a new division based in UCLC focused on the origination, development and delivery of high end custom programmes to senior decision makers in the private and public sectors nationally and globally, drawing on UCL’s multi-disciplinary and cutting edge academic expertise.

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UCL Innovation and Enterprise launches

Innovation is at the heart of UCL’s ethos: as part of UCL2034 we have committed to build on our current activities to enhance creation of societal and economic value from our research and innovation. Since coming to UCL last year I have been greatly impressed by the many ideas our students and staff have and their enthusiasm in developing the application of those ideas outside the university to make a difference for the good. And we can be proud of our encouragement of enterprise amongst our staff and students, supporting 31 spin-out companies and almost 200 student start-up businesses in the last five years.

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