Shell Springboard: calling all low-carbon SMEs

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.  

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Silicon Gorge Investment event - applications are now open

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.

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CheckRisk join the inaugural SETsquared Scale-Up Investor Breakfast Briefing

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.

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Launch event for exciting new Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub

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 England

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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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