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About Moonshot Launchpad Get to know us


UCL Entrepreneurs Society is launching Moonshot Launchpad, a student run innovation programme for engineering, science and tech startups. It encompasses a comprehensive 9-week pre-accelerator for startups in Energy, Healthcare and Smart-Cities, filled with opportunities to learn new skills, build a network, and make your idea a reality.

At the end of the programme, students will pitch to a sector-focused panel of judges, receiving exposure to industry leaders and a chance to win dedicated services from our partners, an opportunity to pitch at the UCLe VC Fund and much more.

Programme Details

You will benefit from a series of “Idea Surgeries”, workshops where you can learn the essentials of building, validating and marketing your idea, hosted at fantastic locations such as BaseKX, and various locations around London. You will also receive mentorship from business advisors and technical gurus to an unparalleled degree of intimacy.

Prizes

At the end of the programme, you will pitch to a sector-focused panel of judges, receiving exposure to industry leaders and a chance to win the following:

  • Winners receive referral to the EF Accelerator Program
  • Advisory from industry leaders and experts in the field.
  • Initial Seed Funding of £500
  • An opportunity to pitch in the UCLe Fund, where you will get exposure to top investors and have the chance to receive grant funding!

Timeline

  • Now: Applications open.
  • Early January: Programme Begins
  • January-March: Programme (Idea Surgeries, Insight Events, Café Talks and more…)
  • End of March: Final Judging Round

Focus Areas

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Healthcare

  • Mobile Diagnostics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Medical Compliance
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Disease Treatment & Ongoing Management
  • Improvement in Early Diagnostic Rates in key areas such as:
    • Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia
    • Cancer
    • Heart Disease
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Nanobiotechnology
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Energy

  • Energy Data, Modelling, Control and Smart Metering
  • Decentralized and Off-Grid Energy
  • Electric Transport and Storage
  • Renewables Generation and Efficiency
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Smart Cities

  • Buildings
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Energy
  • Mobility
  • Operations & Infrastructure
  • Tourism & Urban Planning

Our Partners

One of ten faculties at UCL, Engineering Sciences contains eleven departments who undertake research and training across a great range of disciplines.


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They aim to get more students excited about entrepreneurship and innovation in medicine by bringing students talks, workshops and hackathons led by medical professionals who have put their ideas into practice.


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UCL Innovation and Enterprise is led by the Vice-Provost (Enterprise and London) and includes UCL Life Learning as well as teams developing Business and Enterprise Partnerships, supporting Entrepreneurship, and managing Knowledge Exchange funding

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GSK one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies.They focus on delivering Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare Products.

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Silicon Valley Bank sit right at the heart of London’s exciting technology community and work with some of the most innovative businesses in the UK and Europe. Whether making their first cross-border transaction or expanding operations to or from the UK, having a base in London has helped them meet our clients’ strategic needs.


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If you're thinking of starting a business and you need customer feedback on your product / service, an online quantitative study is what you need. As well as helping entrepreneurs test their business ideas, Marketest regularly conducts research for existing businesses looking to test new product ranges, new websites etc.


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ADV is a sustainable investment engine, designed to source, support and supercharge the best global technology businesses. They focus on backing the most innovative, highest potential, and globally disruptive technology businesses. They back entrepreneurs who want to go global from day one.

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EF is the best place to find a co-founder, build a company and access the world’s best investors. They have helped build over 80 technology companies, collectively worth over $1bn. EF is backed by Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn) and Greylock Partners, Mosaic Ventures, Founders Fund, Lakestar and some of the world's best entrepreneurs.


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They accelerate the success of innovative, B2B enterprise-ready companies by providing unprecedented access to top Microsoft partners and customers, powerful business connections, and technical knowledge. The companies in their accelerator join the strong global Microsoft Accelerator alumni network.


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