The competition to get to the event is very high and we are proud to have an unprecedented all-female lineup from the Bath Centre. Congratulations on the outstanding pitches and investment propositions to the four finalists.Read More
Do you know an inventor? Someone who has a great product idea that could make a big impact on society? Well get them to check out the MIAT Award – a prize of £31,000 worth of product research and design will be awarded to the product idea which satisfies the judging panel.
Closing dates for submissions is fast approaching.Read More
We have had a fantastic week participating in, and hosting, a number of events for the Bath Digital Festival 2018. With 86 different events, 20 venues and over 2,500 seats booked, #BDF2018 was the biggest yet - and we were thrilled to be part of it.Read More
“I would recommend any SME or business seeing growth to apply for the STBAH programme - the benefits have been enormous for us. To receive free support of this nature has been invaluable and the research links with the University of Bath was of real benefit to a business of our size and is something we would otherwise not have gained access to.”Read More
Last Thursday saw the official launch of the Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub (DBAH) and it was a huge success! Over 100 guests attended the event which was held at the Bath Brew House - a great venue - with added disco ball - oh yes!Read More
These awards recognise organisations and people who have been inspired, developed themselves and improved their workplace through mentoring, either as a mentor or mentee. They’ll usually have made things better or be outstanding at what they do.Read More
Further to one of our members, George Kalligoras from Pushme.bikes winning this award last year, we are delighted to inform you that the application window for Shell Springboard is now open and will close at 10am on Monday, 29th October.
The programme offers a ‘no-strings attached’ funding pot of £350,000, great publicity and a respected ‘quality assurance’ stamp for potential customers and future investors.Read More
Do you want to be one of the lucky startups pitching for investment between £100,000 and £5 million? Applications for the Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase at Brisech are now open, but you’ve only got four weeks to get yours in, so, if you want to be one of the 10 startups pitching to a room full of investors from Bristol and Bath and further afield, you’d better get your application in before 6pm, Monday, 5 November.Read More
Bath SETsquared company CheckRisk was one of the five innovative UK high-tech scale-up companies got the opportunity to pitch for investment at the inaugural Scale-Up Investor Breakfast Briefing event, hosted by SETsquared, in London’s Pall Mall on 3 October.
More than 70 active investors in UK technology attended the event to hear investment opportunities from organisations already benefiting from SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme.Read More
If you are start up or growth company and asking ‘What’s going on in the West of England?’, or you meet newcomers to entrepreneurship or to the region, you might want to signpost them towards the Growth Map, created by Rocketmakers and Engine Shed and funded by WECA’s Growth Hub. There’s even an augmented reality (AR) app in the app store to download too.Read More
Earlier this year it was announced that funding had been secured through the European Regional Development Fund for new business acceleration hubs. These have been set up through the University of Bath in connection with SETsquared, the world’s number one university business accelerator.
Part of the new hub is the Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub (DBAH) which will support 120 companies working on new technologies in the health, well-being and creative media sectors in the West of EnglandRead More
Bath MP Wera Hobhouse met with fifteen of the city’s technology leaders for breakfast yesterday morning, at the office of local tech firm Rocketmakers. Over croissants and coffee, the MP had the chance to learn directly from the sector what issues were most important to them.Read More
The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH) has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Jason Camp as the newly appointed Research Associate for the business acceleration programme. The STBAH is funded under the EU European Regional Development Fund and provides free business support to start ups and high growth SMEs in low carbon innovation.Read More
A recent graduate of the University of Bath, Andrew Taylor, was the winner of the prestigious Blackwood Design Awards 2017/18 in the Best New Concept category.
The Concept is an innovative design for assistive glasses which could revolutionise the way in which visually impaired athletes train and compete.Read More
The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH) which is a programme dedicated to helping set up and grow a new generation of innovative small firms in the sustainable technologies sector is offering a free 2-day workshop on Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th October at the Engine Shed, Bristol.
Register for your place now!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More