Apply now: Santander MIAT Award £31k

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.

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Rise of the Female Tech Leaders at SETsquared - Blog post by Rosie Bennett

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.

The Rise of the Female Tech Leaders - was a fantastic event that the Innovation Centre hosted. It was run by The Dot Project and ITGirls Collaborative and featured a truly inspiring panel:

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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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