Running your own business is more than a full time job, and there’s always something else to think about.

We have developed a programme of short courses for ambitious entrepreneurs and startups, providing deep dive introductions to the latest research and technological developments, small group mentoring and implementation advice, and access to talented students for testing and prototyping.

Many of these sessions are aimed at registered SMEs, or soon to be incorporated tech businesses. Some are open to entrepreneurially minded students, or innovation-minded individuals. Please get in touch to see what is right for you!

To apply for any, please contact Feodora Rayner (ku.ca1539594937.lcu@1539594937renya1539594937r.f1539594937).


Opportunities Sep-Dec 2018


IoT Pathfinder

An afternoon of knowledge, navigation and networking, this focussed mentoring session brings academic expertise and industry experience together to answer your questions. Work with our sector experts to explore the opportunities, pitfalls and decisions new IoT technologies bring to your business.

10 September – IoT Hardware and Prototyping
Further dates tbc.

Tech Strategy Workshop

This one day workshop is designed for tech-based start up companies or advanced teams in the process of incorporating into a start up. Whilst not intended as a substitute for an accelerator programme, this bite-size workshop will provide a head start for early stage teams thinking of applying, or an excellent refresher for teams that have scaled or pivoted.

19 September
4 October
25 October
5 December

To sign up, please read the information on the event page.


Data Science Project Sprint

This interactive workshop will cover the key principles and practices for a good data science project, and participants will come away with an initial project scope to iterate within their own organisation in just one day.


9 October 9am – 5pm
13 November 9am – 5pm



An entrepreneurship programme where UCL Engineering graduate students and entrepreneurs join forces to create leading tech startups. Find out more on



CAP AI provides AI SMEs with the resources they need to survive and grow in an increasingly competitive landscape. Whether it’s access to computational power, resource and talent that they would not normally be able to find or afford, or connections to a network of A.I professionals and academics to provide business support and expertise, CAP AI de-risks the pathway to success.



UCL is part of the TRIANGLE H2020 project developing a Testbed to enable mobile testing and benchmarking towards 5G that is now open for applications from now until 14th September 2018 17.00 CET. TRIANGLE is offering SMEs with a mobile application that can clearly benefit from using 5G, the opportunity to test these applications on a state-of-the-art testbed to preview their performance and use this opportunity to save on infrastructure costs and get some expert input on how to test their applications so that they 5G-ready and future-proofed.



EDUCATE is a rigorous and comprehensive training programme, designed to help start-ups, SMEs, entrepreneurs and educators to develop, evaluate and improve their products and services with the use of research evidence.

With a focus on pedagogical research and ‘what works,’ entrepreneurs and innovators can be confident that access to reputable evidence will assist them in developing world-class products and services that are effective and marketable, and fit for purpose.