Rosalind Franklin Appathon

Rosalind Franklin Appathon for Women in STEMM

We’re excited to share the news with you that i-sense, UCL Enterprise and the London Centre for Nanotechnology have launched the Rosalind Franklin Appathon- a national app competition to empower and recognise women as leaders in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine).

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How UCL is helping entrepreneurs reach their goals

By Timothy Barnes, Director UCL Advances

What do turning waste coffee grounds into biofuel, creating a new website to advise gap-year students and volunteers travelling off the beaten track, and a technology to help shops understand the demographics of customers coming through their doors all have in common? They are just three of the many successful start-ups which began life at University College London. The projects were launched by student entrepreneurs who were helped by UCL advisers with business planning and won awards which gave them early funding. Thanks to the support they received from UCL, all three are now thriving.

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).

Letters to the Editor - 17/03 - Science startups, Best of Twitter

[Re: Why Britain’s scientists are failing at business, Friday]
Tim Farron is right to highlight some of the challenges facing all entrepreneurs in this country, but the idea that Britain’s scientific community is failing at business is simply not accurate.

Want to be a successful entrepreneur? try a doctorate

The recent sale of London tech start-up DeepMind to Google for a reported £400m is the latest in a series of deals highlighting the ever-increasing entrepreneurial spirit of Britain's scientists - and does much to dispel the myth that the UK is good at science but poor at innovation and enterprise. More...

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