Funding is part of the government’s Business Basics Programme, which aims to improve the productivity of SMEs by encouraging them to adopt proven technologies and practices. The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Innovate UK have up to £2 million to prove and test ideas that enable small businesses to become more productive.Read More
2018 has been another incredible year for Bath SETsquared member companies, with a total investment raise of £15m made up of private investment and grant funding. Following our annual survey of members we are very pleased to announce that in 2018;
47 ‘High Tech’ Start up and Scale up Bath SETsquared member companies were supported';
£15m + was raised in total investments; £2.5m of which was collaborative grant funding;
58 (extra) jobs were generated in the city by BATH SETsquared companies;
The alumni funded Bath Innovation Award is open for applications. We have 4 awards to make this year - with one reserved for a graduating doctoral student.
The closing date is Wednesday 27 February and the selection panel will meet on Monday 11 March 2019.
- the scheme is open to applications from final year students, post-graduates and researchers at the University of BathRead More
Santander have just launched their SME internship programme for summer 2019. For SME’s it’s an excellent way to work with students and recent graduates, exploring their talent and up to date thinking processes. For students it gives access to industries they might not had considered as a viable career pathway. Internships are typically 10 weeks, with Santander part funding the salary.
To find out more make sure you register for a place at our monthly networking event being held here at the centre on Tuesday 5th February 2019!Read More
The Bristol and South West tech industry is currently booming and we’re all aware that finding talent and keeping them has never been so difficult. We also know that careers change, people can learn and there’s a wealth of amazing people in the area who simply didn’t take up tech as an option. That, along with a variety of Universities, Colleges and training establishments in the area all creating talented tech graduates who we would love to stay in the region.Read More
Over forty businesses receiving support from the programme, mentors and partners supporting the programme gathered at the Huntsman in Bath last night (Thursday 24th January) for an informal get together and opportunity to network.
A short welcome speech, which included an update of the STBAH successes to date and plans for the coming year was given by Prof. Matthew Davidson, Director for the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University of Bath and Academic lead for the STBAH programme.Read More
Pitch@Palace guides, helps and connects Entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with potential supporters, including CEOs, Influencers, Angels, Mentors and Business Partners. Applications are now open and SETsquared Bath can support you with your application and pitch practice.Read More
The enterprise team at Bath SETsquared will be delivering a bespoke 2-day women-only workshop (14/15th February 2019, and again in May) in association with impact business consultany, The Dot Project. The workshop is part of the ERDF funded Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme (SEIP) is tailored at a target market of early stage women (tech) social entrepreneurs and will include modules about business formation and planning:Read More
Launching a new digital tech venture? Sign up to the fully funded Digital Innovation Business Growth Workshop for some fast track support
The Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub (DBAH) offers bespoke business support and coaching to help innovative companies in the West of England achieve their potential. The enterprise team at SETsquared Bath, who run the programme, have confirmed details of a 2-day interactive growth workshop on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th February 2019 at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel in Bristol City Centre.Read More
We are delighted to welcome Bishop Fleming a Bath SETsquared Associate company. They will be offering their services to Members from March 2019.
Bishop Fleming is an award winning firm of chartered accountants, and will be focussing on providing input around R&D tax credits and grants (and the interaction between the two), investor fundraising include EIS and Seed EIS schemes, and the ‘entrepreneur’s journey’, from business start-up to exit.Read More
The VocTech Seed Fund is now open for applications. You can apply for up to £50,000 in grant funding from 15th January to 8th February (5pm deadline).
If you've got a creative and imaginative project which uses digital technology to improve access to adult learning, or to improve how learning is delivered, then we'd like to hear from you.Read More
Are you an individual with an academic/business background in the engineering sector. This very exciting role will report into Professor Chris Brace and work alongside our Entrepreneur in Residence Brian Prescott, to facilitate research collaborations with the University of Bath via our ERDF funded Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub.Read More
Bath Girls Geek Dinner is a local meetup supporting females and non-binary earthlings interested and working in tech and design. Our members range from students to established professionals – all with one common goal – to help and support other female and non-binary individuals in the STEM industries by sharing ideas, information and connections.
Bath Spa University is calling on those working in the field of automation in and around Bath to apply for one of 24 paid fellowships being offered by the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), a £6.5 million government funded project to expand the use of creative technologies in the region.Read More
A new scale up programme led by UWE with cash grants of up to £40k available.Read More
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