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
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.Read More
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!Read More
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. LauraRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More