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Welcome to BITE

The £300k EPSRC funded Breakthrough Information Technology Exchange (BITE) Impact Acceleration hub, aims to place a greater commercial focus on much of UCL's research in the ICT area. The hub holds showcasing events featuring UCL’s research, as well as networking events for industry delegates. One of the primary activities of the hub is to facilitate and fund placements in industry for early career researchers. This enables them to develop their skills and strengthen links with companies through direct knowledge transfer. In addition, the hub runs a 3-day residential course aimed at encompassing business and entrepreneurship into doctoral training. The hub is led by Professor Izzat Darwazeh of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and managed by a small steering group including members from the Department of Computer Science.

Commercialise Your Research

Exchange Knowledge and Tech

Learn From Experience

What our researchers have to say

Being recognised beyond

Secondment Opportunities

The BITE scheme has ended. The information is publicly available for archival purposes.

When world-renowned research and inspiring entrepreneurship come together

UCL’s Breakthrough Information Technology Exchange (BITE) hub

The BITE Business and Entrepreneurship training programme

Feedback from course participants who attended the BITE training programme in May 2014


UCL BITE Symposium: Fast-tracking University-Industry Collaboration

Wednesday 28th January 2015, 6pm, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London (UCL) Meet our researchers who are currently undertaking a secondment in industry, generously funded...

BITE Residential Course – April 2015

The next round of the BITE business and entrepreneurship training programme will take place on Wed 22nd April 2015 – Fri 24th April 2015 at Oakwood House in Maidstone. Please click here for furth...


Yet another successful BITE residential course

The second round of the innovative BITE residential course took place in April 2015. The course was attended by PhD students and postdoctoral research fellows. Following on from the success in 2014...

BITE goes to the Olympic Stadium

Jozef Dobos, a former researcher in the UCL department of Computer Science, completed his secondment at Balfour Beatty, a leading professional and construction services firm in the UK. Jozef is the...

UCL spin out MediaGamma offers secondment and employment

Shuai Yuan, a former researcher in the UCL department of Computer Science, completed his secondment at MediaGamma, a recent spin out from UCL which brings state-of-the-art technologies to the onlin...