Don't miss the final Sustainable Economy Event Series
Business Acceleration Hub participants Naturbeads receive major funding
For the final event in the series we are meeting at the Engine Shed in Bristol on Wednesday 18th September 2019. There will be keynote talks, followed by flash presentations from SMEs innovating in new food models, and then a panel discussion, rounded off with the opportunity to network and also to sign up to receive fully funded support for your business through the STBAH programme.
Read more to discover the lineup of brilliant speakers and register for tickets.
Job Opportunities | Tumelo are expanding the team
Congratulations to Naturbeads, current participants of our Business Acceleration Hub who has just secured over £580k investment for their biodegradable alternative to microplastics.
Over the last 12 months Naturbeads has been supported by our pool of business experts whilst working from the University of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies to develop their cellulose microbeads.
SWCTN Automation Prototype Call Open
Impactful investment startup Tumelo are looking to expand their Bristol-based team with several job opportunities from Developers to a Community and Campaign Lead.
Calling all London-based Cyber Security innovators
The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) are looking to invest between £10K and £30K in prototypes that use creative technologies to deliver original processes, experiences, products, services or platforms within the field of automation.
Deadline to apply is 16th September.
Prince's Trust | Starting a business and aged 18 - 30?
Applications are now being accepted for cutting-edge London-based businesses that are harnessing technology to address growing global challenges with cyber security for individuals and organisations. TechInvest seeks to showcase businesses from start-up through to scale-up that are actively raising investment in the range of £250k-£3m to expand and grow.
The BioFactory | Energy Catalyst Mission to Kenya
Got a business in mind or want to explore an idea? From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, we're here to help you become the best entrepreneur you can be. Our free Enterprise programme takes place in a centre near you and is broken down into three stages. This programme run by the Prince’s Trust is for 18 - 30 year olds and is for all types of business.
SETsquared Bath member and Graduate Innovation Award winner, Eoin Sharkey, founder of The BioFactory, recently shared some very exciting news with us. He was invited by Innovate UK and DFID to represent British start-ups and joined them on the Energy Catalyst Mission in Kenya!
To give you a first-hand account of Eoin’s trip we have shared an excerpt from his guest blog post (you can follow his Innovation Award blog here) below for you to read.
Unloc Enterprise Challenge for 16 - 25 year olds
This year SETsquared Bath and the University of Bath will be putting on the first ever ENTevent, to celebrate the successes of our student and graduate entrepreneurs and highlight the opportunities available in the coming academic year.
SETsquared's ICURe Programme Cohort 25 – NOW OPEN
The Unloc Enterprise Challenge brought to you by Verizon is an online entrepreneurship competition looking for people aged 16-25 with fresh, new and innovative technology led business ideas. We are reaching out to a Pan-European audience in our search for a great new start-up business.
STBAH Case Study | envoPAP - curating sustainable material solutions
Applications are open for the SETsquared ICURe programme which offers university research teams with commercially-promising ideas up to £35k to ‘get out of the lab’ and validate their ideas in the marketplace.
It supports Early Career Researchers to undertake three months of full-time, intense market assessment and to have meaningful conversations with at least 100 prospective customers, regulators, suppliers, partners and competitors to validate the commercial potential of their research.
Member News | Neuro Ai close first SEIS seed round
envoPAP met the relevant criteria in order to join the STBAH programme and following the first meeting it became clear that research partnerships could be developed with the University of Bath and the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies to help further diversify their product range that Kaushal had in mind for biodegradable food packaging and personal care products.
The STBAH programme is partnered with the University of Bath and business incubator SETsquared.
It's time to apply for the SETsquared Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase 2019
After only three weeks of busy fundraising, Bath member company Neuro Ai have closed their first SEIS seed round.
The team pulled together an impressive Angel and Investor consortium which not only means they have secured their target investment raise but that they also have some impressive experience on their advisory board.
Member News | The BioFactory through to Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards
A call for SETsquared Bath members to apply for this year’s Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase
The SETsquared Partnership will host the 16th annual investment showcase on 4th December in central London. The showcase is a culmination of a 3-month investment programme to hone each company’s pitch and provide significant promotion within the investor, corporate and media community.
Graduate News | FutureSPARK Harry Cobbold and his start up Haio
Huge congratulations to SETsquared Bath start-up The BioFactory, which is seeking to save lives in sub-Saharan Africa with a revolutionary new sanitation system, has reached the final of a national enterprise competition.
The firm, which was launched last year by University of Bath graduate Eoin Sharkey, secured its place in the final of the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards after progressing through the semi-final in Nottingham earlier this month.
STBAH Case Study | LettUs Grow - a fresh look at farming
University of Bath graduate, Harry Cobbold who is the Managing Director at Haio, won the coveted FutureSPARK award at this year’s SPARKies.
This award is to celebrate the under 25-year-old who has already demonstrated true commitment and initiative within the tech and digital community and who the judges believe will go far in the industry.
Harry’s most noticeable entrepreneurial achievement is his success in establishing Haio – a full-service design consultancy which specialises in designing and building websites, brands and digital products for high growth companies.
QA Apprenticeships | Government funded Tech and Digital Marketing apprenticeships
Read the latest case study from our Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH) programme!
Due to intensive agriculture and the increasing demand for food the planet is losing billions of tones of productive soil each year. Bristol startup LettUs Grow has an aim to reduce the waste and carbon footprint of fresh produce by encouraging vertical urban farming, which would allow food to be grown near its point of consumption. LettUs Grow recognised that in order to tackle this problem a fresh look at farming was needed and this is how they came up with the indoor farming solution.
Member Case Study | TOKA: Transforming surgical procedures through tech
QA provide Government funded apprenticeships and training programmes for new and existing staff in the tech, digital marketing, business management and administration sectors from Level 3 to Masters to organisations in the UK.
QA are looking to engage with organisations in the Bath area to make sure employers are aware that the Government cover up to 100% of the apprenticeship/training programmes that they offer.
Graduate Acceleration Showcase | The brightest graduate start-ups in tech
TOKA® is a collaborative project led by Alberto Casonato of 3D Metal Printing (residential member at the SETsquared Bath Innovation Centre), Professor Richie Gill and researcher Alisdair McLeod from the Centre of Orthopaedic Biomechanics (University of Bath), and consultant orthopaedic surgeons Andrew Toms and Vipul Mandalia from Exeter’s Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre.
With the help of the SETsquared Business Acceleration Programme, through SETsquared Bath the project has so far secured nearly £1 million from investment partners and a public grant to run the UK first insilico trial to evaluate the ground-breaking technique without a single patient intervention.
STBAH event round up | Keeping products and materials in use
The event, organised by SETsquared and hosted by Deloitte, saw 19 of the brightest graduate tech start-ups from the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey – many with a sustainability focus – pitch their innovative business ideas to more than 100 high-profile investors, mentors and entrepreneurs. Out of the nineteen companies to make it through to the event, nine of these were University of Bath graduates and centre members!
On Thursday 27th June, the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH) programme held their second event in their series of sustainable economy events.
The breakfast meeting took place at the Engine Shed in Bristol and saw a number of delegates attend the event which topic was focused on Keeping Products and Materials in Use.
Dr Sophie Parsons, Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath opened the event with her keynote on “the role of materials in our transition to a low carbon economy”.