Enterprise workshop for doctoral students - a great success!

Parimala Shivaprasad is a final year PhD student of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath and the winner of the 2018 Business Plan competition with her venture, Retra.

As someone that has already taken the first steps towards commercialisation, Parimala felt that the doctoral community would benefit from an enterprise workshop for students who have an idea and want to take it further.  

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INNOVATE UK event: Innovation Loans Open Competition

Innovate UK is running a pilot programme of loan competitions. A total of up to £50 million is available for business innovation projects. Innovate UK is working to broaden the range of innovation finance support available to businesses, so they can access funding at all stages of innovation.

We are delighted to be hosting Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Enterprise Europe Network for a briefing event on 31st July.

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Sunshine and celebration at the Bath SETsquared Showcase

Last week we held our annual summer showcase at the Boston Team party and it was a lively and celebratory affair. In the last 12 months Bath SETsquared members have raised over £8.5m in investment funding, SETsquared has been named Global #1 Business Incubator, and the University has launched 4 ERDF funded business acceleration hubs to support 650 companies for the next 3 years - so it was definitely time for a party! 

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The University of Bath launches new programme to power high-growth UK companies

The University of Bath, as part of the SETsquared Partnership, today launched a programme to enable some of the UK’s best tech scale-up companies become the sector giants of tomorrow.

It is expected to generate over £25bn for by 2030, create an additional 30,000 high-skilled jobs in the tech sector, and help improve Britain’s poor investment record in research and development.

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Football Analysts StatsBomb Launch New Data to meet market demand

We are pleased to welcome football analytics consultancy StatsBomb to Bath SETsquared, just as they announce the launch of their new football event data platform.

Having worked with football data since the company was founded in January 2017, StatsBomb have evolved the platform to meet the demands of coaches and analysts looking for highly detailed real time data insight on players and matches.

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AleTrim join the Sustainable Technology Business Acceleration Hub to deliver the perfect pint!

Bath’s pioneering sustainable technologies programme has attracted a company that is dedicated to serving the perfect pint as it ramps up its role as the UK’s first business acceleration hub dedicated to the sector.

Oliver Browne-Wilkinson, founder and owner of StapleBarn Ltd, is the brains behind AleTrim, a unique nozzle that easily fits onto the end of any beer tap and controls frothing, to deliver the perfect pint without the spillage.

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New dates announced for the Social Enterprise & Innovation Programme

The #SEIP  programme is currently supporting 190 people to start a new business and 87 social enterprises to grow. Whether they provide innovative learning aids for children, distribute excess food to the community or create new careers for veterans, these entrepreneurs came to #SEIP to overcome barriers to starting up. The next course dates have just been announced! 

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