Innovation & Enterprise


Making it easier for all to engage with innovation and enterprise at UCL

8 November 2018

At UCL Innovation & Enterprise, we’ve brought together the teams at UCL who support staff, students and external partners to innovate and create enterprises.

Celia Caulcott speaking at UCL BaseKX

Having these teams together under UCL Innovation & Enterprise, rather than fragmented across the university, means you have one place to go to get all the support you need to turn your ideas into reality.

As a team of specialists with both academic and industry backgrounds, we work with you - businesses, and UCL’s staff and students - to develop your ideas and skills. By doing this we help create change, improving the way people think, work and live.

Our teams support you to build innovative business partnerships, fund the development of ideas, commercialise technologies (UCLB), undertake consultancy (UCL Consultants), develop effective short courses (formerly UCL Life Learning), and be entrepreneurial.

Since combining all these teams into one during the past academic year, we: 

  • ranked higher than Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and King’s for developing innovation-focussed Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
  • gave £3 million in funding to 120 projects
  • saw record investment of £438 million in three UCL spinouts
  • helped deliver over 400 consultancy projects
  • offered support and promoted more than 360 short courses to learners globally
  • supported 57 graduate startups, helping them raise almost £7 million

Read Vice-Provost Celia Caulcott’s blog post to find out more about what we do and how we can help you.

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