Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder, Cobra Beer by UCL Sound published on 2011-07-18T14:40:03Z Each year, UCL Advances and UCL's Department of Management Science and Innovation organises a series of guest lectures from leading entrepreneurs and investors. Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture: Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder, Cobra Beer Date: 16th February 2009 Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder of Cobra Beers and cross-bench life peer, spoke at UCL on 16 February as part of the university’s Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series. Speaking in front of over 100 people, Lord Bilimoria – the National Champion for the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship – outlined his views on how the UK should fight its way out of the current economic climate, with the help of the Government. He said: “The long-term challenge for government policy is to create opportunity out of adversity, to create the opportunity for new growth industries and entrepreneurs to flourish, and to create the opportunity for social innovation and social entrepreneurs to tackle the challenges of exclusion, dislocation and disinvestment. Short-term measures to stimulate the economy should, wherever possible, promote long-term innovation for sustainable growth.” www.ucl.ac.uk/advances/training/entrepreneurshiplectures Website: www.ucl.ac.uk/advances Facebook: www.facebook.com/UCLAdvances Twitter: @ucladvances UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at www.ucl.ac.uk.