Innovation & Enterprise


Get skills and training

If you’re looking to start or grow a business, or brush up your skills as part of your career development, our range of workshops and competitions are a great way for you to take the next step.

As a student or staff member at UCL you can: 

  • gain new skills for free (or at a discount)
  • get help to develop a business idea
  • find finance for your start-up 
  • make connections with your community   
  • get advice and mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs 

Entrepreneur challenges

Get the support you need to generate and develop a business idea, along with the skills and mentoring to bring that idea to life. These challenges award up to £10,000 in prize money.

Enterprise boot camp

Learn the basics of modern business over the course of a rigorous and challenging three-day boot camp.

Masterclasses in entrepreneurship

Gain new skills and knowledge of business and entrepreneurship through these exciting, interactive masterclasses. Areas covered include the processes, finances and context of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship guest lectures

Hear about the highs and lows, successes and failures of the entrepreneurial journey from our inspirational guest speakers.


Join us for an informal evening of talks, networking, drinks and nibbles at UCL’s entrepreneurial hub BaseKX.

Ask me anything (AMA) series

Meet experienced professionals in the entrepreneurship space and ask them anything related to your start-up idea or business.

Career development courses for UCL researchers

Develop your career by building up professional skills in business, enterprise or entrepreneurship - take one of our free courses.

Hackathons and idea jams

Get together with a group of people and use your talent to solve a real-world problem.

Global citizenship programme - social start-up

Work in interdisciplinary teams to gain experience of building a social start-up and taking on global challenges.

UCL short courses and CPD

Develop and update your skills, advance your career, or even change it, by attending one of UCL's external short courses. (Disounts are often available.)