UCL Enterprise Annual Review 2013/2014

Welcome to the third full year of the delivery phase of UCL’s enterprise strategy. As anticipated, our community continues to strive for excellence and that approach and commitment is clearly working. From working with corporations to assisting student entrepreneurs and spinning out research, We hope that you will enjoy reading about all our enterprise activities from across the university in this Annual Review for 2013/2014.

Professor Stephen Caddick
Vice-Provost (Enterprise and London)

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Massive Analytic

Massive Analytic and UCL to bring fully autonomous predictive powers to enterprise decision-making

Researchers from UCL Computer Science and Massive Analytic, a start-up specialising in innovative precognitive enterprise analytics, have secured a 12 month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to collaborate on the patented technology artificial precognition (AP) that drives the Oscar AP data analytics platform. The initiative, supported by UCL Advances, will bring improved and ground-breaking predictive and automated data discovery capabilities from academic research and into the service of enterprise analytics. More...


MediaGamma secures seed funding for automated digital ad futures & options exchange

MediaGamma, the first automatic futures and options exchange for digital advertising, today announced the closing of their seed round. The company which is spun out of the Department of Computer Science at UCL and is supported by UCL Business PLC (UCLB), is focused on bringing new trading methodologies and products to the programmatic digital advertising sector— a global marketplace that will reach approximately US $53 billion by 20181. More...


Chirp is first UCL company to run a crowdfunding campaign (and hatches new products on the way)

UCL spinout Chirp, today announces a major platform upgrade and the launch of a crowdfunding campaign on CrowdCube. More...

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How to become a more Confident and Effective Networker

The 'How To Become A More Confident And Effective Networker' workshop is one of a a three part mini-course, Communicating Science to Business, that helps to prepare academics looking to maximise the benefits of presenting their academic research to business audiences. The other 2 parts of the mini-courses are:

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Enterprise Boot Camp: 8 -10 June 2015

How often do you get a chance to attend a three day course run by finance, innovation and business specialists and . . . all for FREE!? More...

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Presenting to Business

12.30 - 14.30 (Session 1) and 15.00 to 17.00 (Session 2 - repeat of session 1) More...

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Stephen Caddick

Vice-Provost's View: Farewell UCL

It has been a great privilege to be Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL and inevitably as I pack my bags to make the long trip from Gordon Street to the Wellcome Trust on Euston Road, I have been reflecting on the last five years. So much has changed and so much has been achieved by UCL. More...

London is a scientific powerhouse – and it’s about more than Nobel Prizes

By Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL
THE AWARD of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine this week to London-based professor John O’Keefe, along with his colleagues Moser and Moser, is well-deserved recognition for truly ground-breaking science – science which, in time, could have profound ramifications for the way we understand and treat neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Market success for university research

The recent success of Imperial College in realising £10m cash in exchange for a 10 per cent share holding in Imperial Innovations shows the continued market interest in the commercialisation of university research (report, 24 June).