Innovation & Enterprise


Start a business

UCL Innovation & Enterprise provide essential support to current students, graduates, professional services and research staff looking to found or join innovative companies around the world.

As a student or staff member at UCL you can: 

  • get advice and mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs 
  • access free office space and facilities 
  • make connections with your community 
  • get sponsorship for a visa to start or run a business in the UK  

Business advice 

Get expert, practical and confidential business advice from a UCL Business Acceleration Advisor, whether or not you already have a business.

Start-up space

Discover the Hatchery - UCL's business incubator and coworking office space for start-ups and new enterprises. It’s located right in the middle of London’s new tech hub at King's Cross.

Start-up funding

Secure funding and get support to start or develop your own new 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.

International students 

If you’re a recent graduate of UCL and you meet the eligibility criteria we may be able to sponsor you for a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa. 

Entrepreneurship societies

Interested in connecting with other like-minded entrepreneurs across UCL? There's a wide range of societies you can join with a focus or interest in entrepreneurship.