UCL Launch the ‘Decide’ Initiative In the TV Triangle
TV Triangle anchor companies BBC and Virgin have joined forces with University College London (UCL) to create the world’s biggest ‘living lab’ to support tech and media start ups. UCL’s incubator project was already resident in the TV Triangle’s Ugli Building in Shepherd’ Bush. The new initiative, called UCL Decide, is also supported by Alcatel-Lucent, HEFCE and Fujitsu and technology firm ATOS who are providing critical technical infrastructure. DC Thomson and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) have endorsed the need for such a service and are intending to work with the partners as soon as the service is live.
To launch the ‘lab’, UCL will develop a closed, university only app store so that small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will be able to test apps with staff and students and act on their feedback to iron out glitches and bugs – giving them a better chance of success when they are released into the marketplace. Additionally, it is intended that the BBC will provide access to archive material for SMEs developing digital technology as part of the initiative.
Click here to find out more about the 'Decide' Initiative on the UCL website.