Graduate News | FutureSPARK Harry Cobbold and his start up Haio

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.

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STBAH Case Study | LettUs Grow - a fresh look at farming

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.

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QA Apprenticeships | Government funded Tech and Digital Marketing apprenticeships

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.

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Member Case Study | TOKA: Transforming surgical procedures through 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.

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Graduate Acceleration Showcase | The brightest graduate start-ups in tech

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!

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STBAH event round up | Keeping products and materials in use

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”.

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Minister unveils plaque at new IAAPS automotive research facility

IAAPS will be a global centre of excellence, delivering transformational research and innovation and supporting the automotive industries in meeting future air quality standards. It will lead the development of future generations of ultra-low emission vehicles and attract sector-related businesses to the region, generating economic growth.

At the invitation of the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Ian White, and Chair of Council, Mrs Pam Chesters CBE, Chris Skidmore MP formally unveiled a commemorative plaque which will be incorporated into the finished IAAPS building.

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3-month internship with new technology startup

Applied Research Assistant - 3-month Internship

Naturbeads is a young startup scaling up a new technology to reduce plastic waste in our environment.

It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastics in the ocean than fish. If you, like us, believe that the time to act on this is now, join our company and contribute to reduce plastic pollution on our planet!

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SETsquared Bath summer showcase 2019!

This month we held our annual summer showcase at Walcot Cafe in Bath and it was a lively and celebratory affair. We even rolled out the red carpet for our guests and enjoyed prosecco and delicious canapés throughout the evening.

In the last 12 months SETsquared Bath has supported around 90 start up and scale up companies as well as run enterprise education programmes for over 150 student entrepreneurs - so it was definitely time for a celebration! 

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Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase 2019

SETsquared is the global no. 1 university business incubator and our annual investment showcase has become the must-attend event in the investment calendar. Running for the past 15 years, SETsquared’s Investment Showcase attracts hundreds of investors, seasoned entrepreneurs, corporate investors and VCs, all looking to invest in companies with the potential to become the tech giants of tomorrow. Already, the total raised by companies who have previously participated exceeds £100m.

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Innovate UK | Immersive Technology Investment Accelerator challenge

UK businesses doing R&D in immersive technology can apply for a share of up to £2 million grant funding alongside private equity investment.

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will award up to £2 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Audience of the Future programme. This is for immersive technology research and development (R&D) projects.

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TfL | Connected Retail London competition

TfL’s exciting competition challenges businesses to come up with an innovative and technological concept that reimagines physical retail space, meets the needs of their customers, and pushes the boundaries of retail.

They know customers are time-pressed, and with limited space, getting the right offer in place can be a real challenge. If your solution is up for this challenge, then they want to hear from you.

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DOT PROJECT | Social Enterprise & Innovation Programme

Over the last two and a half years, the Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme has supported more than 300 startups to develop and bring to market new business ideas that deliver positive impact. SETsquared Bath teamed up with DOT PROJECT to deliver a series of start up business workshops to over 150 of the programme participants. During this time DOT PROJECT noticed that women taking part in the programme often struggled with self belief and the confidence to start their own business.

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Looking For: Enterprise Intern/ Admin Assistant

We are currently looking for a graduating University of Bath student to take up a 12 month full-time role with us at the Innovation Centre in Bath.

The exciting role will support the team in its work to promote the programme’s entrepreneurship opportunities to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of the University of Bath, and it will also provide an ideal opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurial activities and opportunities.

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