INNOVATE UK event: Innovation Loans Open Competition
Bath SETsquared supports VRLabs through ERDF funded innovation hub
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.
Sunshine and celebration at the Bath SETsquared Showcase
The University of Bath, as part of the SETsquared Partnership, will be providing business accelearation support to companies through the ERDF funded Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub that are either resident or associate members of the new Bristol based VRLab.
Social Enterprise Startup Story: Eat Move Glow
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!
The University of Bath launches new programme to power high-growth UK companies
Laura Phillips, co-founder of Eat Move Glow, is a physical education teacher, cancer survivor and wellness enthusiast. Laura aims to empower and support people affected by cancer with nutrition, exercise and wellness tools. Laura
Football Analysts StatsBomb Launch New Data to meet market demand
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.
Success after success as SETsquared is shortlisted for THELMA award
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.
AleTrim join the Sustainable Technology Business Acceleration Hub to deliver the perfect pint!
The SETsquared Partnership has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award (THELMA) for the most innovative and original initiative in knowledge exchange or knowledge transfer in the UK.
This comes fresh off the back of being ranked Global No 1 University Business Incubator for the second time in February this year.
Entrepreneur Journey: Guest post by Parimala Prasad
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.
Bath SETsquared named as delivery partner for new “business acceleration hubs”
University of Bath PhD student and Chemical Engineer, Parimala Prasad is this year's winner of the Deloitte sponsored Business Plan competition.
Parimala shares her story about how she was inspired to recycle fragrant flowers from religious places, ceremonies and festivals in India into essential oil for perfume manufacturing.
Oracle Searching for Startups to Partner with for Bristol Cohort 2
The University of Bath is to establish two new “business acceleration hubs” for advanced engineering and digital innovation SMEs in the region. As the key delivery partner for business acceleration support across the programmes, Bath SETSquared will launch these hubs alongside existing programmes in Sustainable Technology and Social Enterprise.
Bath SETsquared hosts delegation of Chinese investors from Index Education
Coming off a successful inaugural cohort, including being named the No. 2 accelerator in the U.K., our Bristol-based Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program is looking to partner with startups for cohort 2.
EZ Education win at Bath Life Awards for the 2nd year running!
We were delighted to welcome a delegation of Investors and Directors from China who are looking for collaboration opportunities in the UK. Among the companies presenting their ventures were Bath SETsquared supported EZ Education, Mayden Academy and Bristol SETsquared supported Nano Simbox.
New dates announced for the Social Enterprise & Innovation Programme
Not long after releasing the latest software versions of DoodleMaths and DoodleMaths (TimesTables), Bath SETsquared supported company, EZ Education, team have picked up yet another trophy at the Bath Life Awards 2018.
Health Innovation Programme Open for Applications
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!
Entrepreneur Journey: Guest post by Dana Lattouf, Tickitto
Following on from the success of the last three years, SETsquared alongside the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), will once again be providing a comprehensive business support programme to healthcare and life sciences ventures throughout their lifecycle.
First company onboard the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub
Four years ago, Dana set forth on a journey to find how to take the hassle out of ticket buying. With the rapid advancements in technology, the experience she imagined is now a reality.
Tickitto is the UK’s first AI event-bot, seamlessly connecting users to experiences they will love. Dana gives an update on her entrepreneurial journey.
Telling the story behind the numbers. Guest Post by Martin Coulthard
As the key delivery partner for the Sustainable Technology Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH), Bath SETsquared are pleased to welcome local sustainable architectural design firm, Hewitt Studios as the first company onto the programme.
Hewitt Studios was established in 2008 as an innovative, multi-disciplinary design studio, specialising in environmental-responsible Architecture, Product and Urban Design.
SETsquared partnership ranked as the world’s top business incubator
Guest post from Martin Coulthard, Founder of Numerable Software about his innovative cloud system that turns data from Xero into interactive, graphical presentations and reports.
Martin's platform will save time preparing for board meetings and make those meetings more productive, so directors can see trends, risks and opportunities, and make better decisions.
IoT Boost announces second call for applications
University of Bath backed - SETsquared Partnership has once again been ranked as the 'World's Top Business Incubator - Managed by a University' by UBI Global.
This means that we've now maintained our world leading position since the last time the rankings were published in 2015.
SETsquared Bristol in partnership with High Tech Bristol & Bath CIC (HBB) has announced the second call for its Internet of Things (IoT) Boost project. The global high tech incubator is looking for five IoT start-ups to join the national programme (IoTUK) to help them to bring their product or service to market.
Applicants have until 19th February 2018 to apply, with the successful entrants being announced a month later on 19th March 2018.