MARCH First Tuesday Talks and Networking
Mar
5
12:30 PM12:30

MARCH First Tuesday Talks and Networking

Join us for our monthly networking event - in association with Techspark.  

Speakers this session include:

Dr. Michael Wright, Senior Teaching Fellow from the Department of Computer Science will be the giving an insight into the University of Bath Institute of Coding and the new Apprenticeship Degrees.

Dan Whiston from UFI Charitable Trust. VocTech Specialist 2019 open for applications

Stephen Martin from Bishop Fleming - “Getting You Funding through Tax - R&D tax credits and EIS”.

Maddy Nichols from Spin Up Science will be sharing news about the Launch Great West Awards

Please REGISTER if you would like to come or RSVP to innovation-centre@bath.ac.uk.

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ENGINE SHED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT BRIEFINGS 2019  Q1
Mar
6
4:30 PM16:30

ENGINE SHED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT BRIEFINGS 2019 Q1

Held at the Engine Shed in Bristol, the Quarterly Investment Briefing is a new, regular gathering of investors at all stages and is designed to create space for investors to:

  • Discover new opportunities and investment vehicles on the horizon

  • Learn about key investment news - internationally, nationally and regionally

  • Connect and collaborate with one another and share good practice

Every QIB is an opportunity for investors to network, share and learn. It will include lightning pitches and conversation, a run down of those companies raising investment that quarter and some analysis of data from Beauhurst.

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KTN | Immersive and Digital Business Meet-Up - Bath
Mar
20
8:00 AM08:00

KTN | Immersive and Digital Business Meet-Up - Bath

  • SETSQUARED BATH INNOVATION CENTRE (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you are an innovator with or utilising Immersive and/or Digital technologies and looking for support to help you grow your business, join us at our informal information and networking event in Bath.

The session is designed to support digital companies and learn more about the Innovate UK family, including Immerse UK, the Digital Catapult, and the Knowledge Transfer Network, as well as other organisations that have opportunities and support for UK based businesses across all sectors.

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Social Enterprise & Innovation Startup Workshop #11
Mar
21
to Mar 22

Social Enterprise & Innovation Startup Workshop #11

  • Bath SETsquared Innovation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you (or would you like to be) a social enterprise entrepreneur? Do you have an idea for a sustainable business with a social purpose or are you looking for growth or funding for an existing venture?

These interactive workshops are for new social entrepreneurs, early stage business founders and charity leaders. The workshops will equip delegates with the skills and networks needed to create lasting change and to build sustainable businesses. As well as providing the tools and skills to help create a business plan, the workshop leaders present the options on structuring a social business as well as provide guidance on funding and mentoring.

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ENGINE SHED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT BRIEFINGS 2019  Q2
May
30
12:30 PM12:30

ENGINE SHED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT BRIEFINGS 2019 Q2

Held at the Engine Shed in Bristol, the Quarterly Investment Briefing is a new, regular gathering of investors at all stages and is designed to create space for investors to:

  • Discover new opportunities and investment vehicles on the horizon

  • Learn about key investment news - internationally, nationally and regionally

  • Connect and collaborate with one another and share good practice

Every QIB is an opportunity for investors to network, share and learn. It will include lightning pitches and conversation, a run down of those companies raising investment that quarter and some analysis of data from Beauhurst.

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ENGINE SHED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT BRIEFINGS 2019  Q3
Sep
12
4:30 PM16:30

ENGINE SHED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT BRIEFINGS 2019 Q3

Held at the Engine Shed in Bristol, the Quarterly Investment Briefing is a new, regular gathering of investors at all stages and is designed to create space for investors to:

  • Discover new opportunities and investment vehicles on the horizon

  • Learn about key investment news - internationally, nationally and regionally

  • Connect and collaborate with one another and share good practice

Every QIB is an opportunity for investors to network, share and learn. It will include lightning pitches and conversation, a run down of those companies raising investment that quarter and some analysis of data from Beauhurst.

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ENGINE SHED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT BRIEFINGS 2019  Q4
Nov
28
12:30 PM12:30

ENGINE SHED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT BRIEFINGS 2019 Q4

Held at the Engine Shed in Bristol, the Quarterly Investment Briefing is a new, regular gathering of investors at all stages and is designed to create space for investors to:

  • Discover new opportunities and investment vehicles on the horizon

  • Learn about key investment news - internationally, nationally and regionally

  • Connect and collaborate with one another and share good practice

Every QIB is an opportunity for investors to network, share and learn. It will include lightning pitches and conversation, a run down of those companies raising investment that quarter and some analysis of data from Beauhurst.

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Social Enterprise & Innovation Startup Workshop #10
Feb
14
to Feb 15

Social Enterprise & Innovation Startup Workshop #10

  • Bath SETsquared Innovation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you (or would you like to be) a social enterprise entrepreneur? Do you have an idea for a sustainable business with a social purpose or are you looking for growth or funding for an existing venture?

These interactive workshops are for new social entrepreneurs, early stage business founders and charity leaders. The workshops will equip delegates with the skills and networks needed to create lasting change and to build sustainable businesses. As well as providing the tools and skills to help create a business plan, the workshop leaders present the options on structuring a social business as well as provide guidance on funding and mentoring.

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SETsquared Scale-Up Investor Breakfast Briefing
Feb
13
8:30 AM08:30

SETsquared Scale-Up Investor Breakfast Briefing

The Investor Breakfast Briefings are a great opportunity to meet some of the Scale-Ups looking to raise investment, to get to know the teams and to make deals happen. We will give updates on the programme and want to get your thoughts on what type of companies you are looking for and how we can bring you good deal flow.

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FEB First Tuesday Talks & Networking
Feb
5
12:30 PM12:30

FEB First Tuesday Talks & Networking

Join us for our monthly networking event - in association with Techspark.  

Speakers this session include:

Dr. Michael Wright, Senior Teaching Fellow from the Department of Computer Science will be the giving an insight into the University of

Bath Institute of Coding and the new Apprenticeship Degrees.

Jonathan Knee from Avon Wealth Management who will be talking about 'How to go into business with your friends - riskfree!'

Oscar De Mello from the University of Bath Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications CAMERA - will be sharing their latest projects and talking about collaboration opportunities.

Fran Zuch will be presenting Bath Girl Geeks and talking about what's in store for 2019

Please REGISTER if you would like to reserve a space.

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Looking Further: Innovation and growth in Sustainable Technology
Jan
17
5:30 PM17:30

Looking Further: Innovation and growth in Sustainable Technology

This event will showcase some case studies of how the University is supporting and driving innovation in sustainable technology. There will be the opportunity to hear from entrepreneurs seeking to create new businesses and academic researchers providing insights into new methodologies and approaches. A panel Q&A will be chaired by Veronica Hope Hailey, Vice President of Corporate Engagement and Dean of the School of Management.

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Silicon Gorge Investment pitch night
Dec
6
2:30 PM14:30

Silicon Gorge Investment pitch night

10 startups pitching to a room full of investors from Bristol and Bath and further afield.

The showcase this year will be happening as part of Bristech 2018 and will take place on 6 December. 2018’s iteration of Silicon Gorge has raised the upper limit of investment sought, from £2m to £5m, after consulting with investors. Applicants will be selected via a competitive process with a pitching competition taking place mid-November to decide the successful applicants.

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Apprenticeships for SMEs - The Basics
Dec
6
7:45 AM07:45

Apprenticeships for SMEs - The Basics

According to our 2017 Business Skills and Training Survey, 64.9% of businesses have never used an apprentice and over 50% claim they have no knowledge of the apprenticeship levy.

Businesses are just not aware of the benefits that hiring an apprentice can bring, how developing existing valued staff through apprenticeships improves retention, skills and morale and how they can be effective for SMEs as well as larger employers.

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West of England Christmas Special Cluster - Event #5 - The Gift of Learning
Dec
4
4:00 PM16:00

West of England Christmas Special Cluster - Event #5 - The Gift of Learning

Due to popular demand the West of England are delighted to host their final event of the year in the amazing Hartham Park venue. Given that Christmas is the season of giving, they have focused on the superb services and courses that are out there for Cyber SME - especially the Veteran community.

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First Tuesday Talks & Networking
Dec
4
12:30 PM12:30

First Tuesday Talks & Networking

  • University of Bath SETsquared Innovation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our monthly networking event - in association with Techspark.  

Speakers this session include:

David Canepa Talamas will be presenting his pilot project of an AR tour of Bath that has been commissioned by Visit Bath to bring new kind of tourist experience to the city. Includes an AR portal of the Royal Crescent and a virtual Jane Austen doing the floss!

Startup story: Graduate Innovation Award winner Nia Simpson will be presenting the Compact Cane – an intelligent, discreet ‘white cane’ for blind people, developed in her final year Specialist Design project.

Chris May, Founder and MD from Mayden will be talking about how the Bath based tech company has grown and flourished to be one of they city's biggest tech employees, and how they have recently Best Development Team of the Year at the UK IT Industry Awards.

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Productivity through People programme - Preview Event
Dec
3
3:00 PM15:00

Productivity through People programme - Preview Event

Productivity through People is a twelve month programme for key decision-makers within Small and Medium sized Enterprises in the South West, starting January 2019.

You are invited to join Executive Education, School of Management at a preview event in Bath on Monday 3rd December 2018 to learn more about this innovative programme designed to support and invest in the business leaders of the future.

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Assistive and Enabling Technologies; Past, Present and Future
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Assistive and Enabling Technologies; Past, Present and Future

Designability would love to welcome you along to their 50th Annual Lecture with talks from Professor Roger Orpwood, Professor Nigel Harris and Professor Praminda Caleb-Solly. Designability (formerly Bath Institute of Medical Engineering) has been at the forefront of development of assistive technologies for 50 years.

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First Tuesday Talks & Networking
Nov
6
12:30 PM12:30

First Tuesday Talks & Networking

Join us for our monthly networking event - in association with Techspark.  

Speakers this session include:

Simon Martin (Programme Director – Growth and Enterprise) will give an overview of BaNES Council’s projects and plans to increase commercial space within the area – including the Quays.

Lucia Velasco will talk about her experience of working within agile tech teams and explain the general principles of the Agile Method.

Sarah Smith from Development Bank Wales will talk about the investment and support opportunities for companies that set up and grow in Wales.

Please register to attend.

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Student enterprise: 3 Day Startup
Oct
19
9:30 AM09:30

Student enterprise: 3 Day Startup

This year's 3 Day Startup is happening in Surrey from 19-21 October 2018. If you'd like to apply for a place please follow this link http://surrey.3daystartup.org/ and fill in the application form. We have 10 places for students - UGs and PGs from the University of Bath. Successful candidates will be shortlisted and interviewed by Friday 5 October. Good luck!

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Social Enterprise & Innovation Startup Workshop #9
Oct
18
to Oct 19

Social Enterprise & Innovation Startup Workshop #9

  • Bath SETsquared Innovation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you (or would you like to be) a social enterprise entrepreneur? Do you have an idea for a sustainable business with a social purpose or are you looking for growth or funding for an existing venture?

These interactive workshops are for new social entrepreneurs, early stage business founders and charity leaders. The workshops will equip delegates with the skills and networks needed to create lasting change and to build sustainable businesses. As well as providing the tools and skills to help create a business plan, the workshop leaders present the options on structuring a social business as well as provide guidance on funding and mentoring.

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First Tuesday Talks & Networking
Oct
2
12:30 PM12:30

First Tuesday Talks & Networking

Join us for our monthly networking event - in association with Techspark.  

Speakers this session include:

Steve Fuller from The House http://www.thehouse.co.uk/ on creating a compelling vision for your company. A vision that fuels your narrative - a story to inspire your culture and your customers.

Startup story: David Ringsell from TalkIT will be talking about his entrepreneurial journey and insights into growing a SAAS business.

Sam Laite from fwdthinkingrecruitment.co.uk on best practice when recruiting for tech start ups– how to source and retain top talent and create well balanced teams.

Please register to attend.

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@Home with SETsquared - Digital Innovation Scale-Up Event for University of Bath Academics
Oct
2
12:00 PM12:00

@Home with SETsquared - Digital Innovation Scale-Up Event for University of Bath Academics

Date: 2nd October, 12.00 - 2.00 pm 

Venue: Ensemble Room -  University of Bath - Claverton Down Campus - BA2 7AY

  • Do you want to generate more impact from your research?

  • Are you looking to increase links with industry?

  • Do you want to access additional funding for your collaborative research projects?

Then this event is just for you and will give ​you insights into generating more impact from your research, accessing funding and increasing your links with industry. Don't miss out on this opportunity!

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CAMERA Expert Speaker Series: Professor Richard Bowden
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

CAMERA Expert Speaker Series: Professor Richard Bowden

Vision and AI: then, now and tomorrow

This talk tries to summarise the Computer Vision and AI as it has developed. It will look at two ongoing research problems at Surrey, that of sign language translation and autonomous vehicles. Where we are now and what problems remain to be solved. In the context of the field we will discuss the shortcomings of current AI and what work needs to be done to truly achieve human performance.

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West of England Cyber Cluster Event #3
Sep
20
4:00 PM16:00

West of England Cyber Cluster Event #3

The West of England Cyber Cluster returns to Bath and welcomes you to Event #3. We are long overdue a session in Bath and thanks to the University of Bath Innovation Centre and Set Squared we will be hosting our event at their fabulous location on Broad Quay.

We are delighted to be able to bring you this edition with Set Squared and look forward to welcoming you to Broad Quay after the Long Hot Summer.

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Fully Funded SETsquared Start-up Entrepreneur's Programme
Sep
20
to Sep 21

Fully Funded SETsquared Start-up Entrepreneur's Programme

The programme is open to all - it is ideal for entrepreneurs with an idea for a tech-based product or service and founders of early-stage technology ventures, as well as more experienced entrepreneurs launching a new product/venture.

Applicants do not need to be associated with SETsquared's university partners in any way.

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Showcase in Therapeutic Innovation 2018
Sep
17
to Sep 18

Showcase in Therapeutic Innovation 2018

The Centre for Therapeutic Innovation at the University of Bath is hosting a showcase event on 17th and 18th September 2018. The topics at the event will include Targeting kinases/Respiratory disease/drug deliveries/auto-immunity and Fibrosis/biologics/Skin research/phosphatases & GPCRs and more. Further details about the event and registration are available through the following link. http://www.bath.ac.uk/events/showcase-in-therapeutic-innovation-2018/.

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First Tuesday Talks & Networking
Sep
4
12:30 PM12:30

First Tuesday Talks & Networking

Join us for our monthly networking event - in association with Techspark.  

Speakers this session include:

David Pritchard from manderduffill.com on R&D Tax Credits: what can be claimed and how to claim, and the relationship between grant funding and R&D Tax credits.

Dan Grixti / Creative Director from Tusko Films www.tusko.co.uk will be giving his insight into the value-add of storytelling and how to best promote your startup using video.

Briony Phillips - Scale Up Enabler from Bristol Engineshed will be presenting her work and covering the resources that are available to growth companies in the region. 

Please REGISTER to attend.

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INNOVATE UK event: Innovation Loans Open Competition: Briefing and Workshop (South West)
Jul
31
9:30 AM09:30

INNOVATE UK event: Innovation Loans Open Competition: Briefing and Workshop (South West)

Find out vital information about innovation loans and how to develop a clear and compelling application

Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Enterprise Europe Network are hosting a briefing event for Innovate UK’s second Open innovation loans competition, which is currently open for application.


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Bristol VR Lab - Immersive Business Startup Workshop
Jul
18
2:00 PM14:00

Bristol VR Lab - Immersive Business Startup Workshop

The Bristol VR Lab will be hosting an introduction session for BVRL residents, members and associated early stage startups, to meet some of the organisations who will be providing business advice in the Immersive field.

Come along to hear from:

  • SETSquared Bath, with Garry Pratt, who are able to offer 12 hours of business support via the Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub

  • Enterprise Europe Network, with Gabriella Cox, who are able to offer 50 hours of business support via the Innovate 2 Succeed programme

  • TLT, with Lisa Urwin, who are able to offer legal advice to startups, particularly around IP

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