TfL | Connected Retail London competition

TfL’s exciting competition challenges businesses to come up with an innovative and technological concept that reimagines physical retail space, meets the needs of their customers, and pushes the boundaries of retail.

They know customers are time-pressed, and with limited space, getting the right offer in place can be a real challenge. If your solution is up for this challenge, then they want to hear from you.

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DOT PROJECT | Social Enterprise & Innovation Programme

Over the last two and a half years, the Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme has supported more than 300 startups to develop and bring to market new business ideas that deliver positive impact. SETsquared Bath teamed up with DOT PROJECT to deliver a series of start up business workshops to over 150 of the programme participants. During this time DOT PROJECT noticed that women taking part in the programme often struggled with self belief and the confidence to start their own business.

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Looking For: Enterprise Intern/ Admin Assistant

We are currently looking for a graduating University of Bath student to take up a 12 month full-time role with us at the Innovation Centre in Bath.

The exciting role will support the team in its work to promote the programme’s entrepreneurship opportunities to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of the University of Bath, and it will also provide an ideal opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurial activities and opportunities.

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Member and DBAH participants case study | EZ Education

“EZ Education application met all the relevant criteria and were approved onto the programme. Following a meeting with Nicola to discuss the specific business need, it was clear they were keen to enter the next phase of growth by focusing on UK school subscriptions.  They already have a small sales team having some success, but required help on structuring this for scale - things like job descriptions/recruitment, the need to build processes, setting targets and suitable commission models.  The next stage was to match EZ Education with the best mentor who could help assist them with their ambitious growth plans - which we did!”

- Garry Pratt, Entrepreneur in Residence for the DBAH

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AWARDS | The SPARKies 2019 nominations are open

The SPARKies tech and digital awards, now in its seventh year, shines a light on the amazing wealth of tech and creative professionals, startups and businesses in the West of England. We want to highlight the innovation being created in such abundance in and around Bristol and Bath, and the people and businesses who make it possible.

With fantastic judges set to pour over your nominations in 16 categories, there’s an award to recognise a range of tech and digital achievements this year.

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Member case study | Pinweld Ltd

Pinweld Ltd was originally set up to explore options for an innovative method of joining thin sheet (1-5mm) olefin plastics by welding. The project has received substantial interest from the automotive repair sector in the UK - both from workshops, national franchises, insurance companies and automotive trade associations, as many cracked plastic bumpers and under bonnet parts are replaced rather than repaired, at a significant financial and environmental cost.

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Alumni Member News | Ordoo to launch mobile-ordering with leading UK transport franchise

SETsquared Bath alumni members Ordoo has joined transport franchise GoAhead’s Billion Journey Project – a prestigious scale-up accelerator that provides crucial links to 350+ transport industry professionals.

For Ordoo, taking part was a great opportunity to further develop the business and make new contacts. However, a successful pitch at the end of the accelerator to 350+ industry professionals meant they also scored an exciting new contract with GoAhead to develop a proof-of-concept at bustling Brighton train station.

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SEIP Programme Event Series 2019 Background & Purpose

South West startups are creating business models that tackle social and environmental challenges. At the same time, investors and funders are looking for market opportunities to make a positive impact.

The same innovative spark that drives economic growth is now bringing about a more inclusive, sustainable economy: creating new market opportunities in housing, health, technology, the circular economy and employment.

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Student Enterprise | 2019 Winners announced

It's been another inspiring and busy year for SETsquared Bath Student and Graduate Enterprise, and we are counting down the days towards the final event in the 18/19 academic calendar; the inaugural SETsquared Graduate Enterprise Showcase. We have four graduate entrepreneurs from the University of Bath in the running to pitch at the event including 2018 graduates Eoin Sharkey and Nia Simpson

We have also come to the conclusion of our annual Dragons' Den, Apps Crunch and Business Plan competitions. Over 150 students have taken part and we are pleased to announce all of the winners.

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Want to make real positive change to young people's mental health in the UK?

Do you have a digital or technology based idea that could have a real and positive impact on the mental health and resilience of young people in the UK? Do you need help bringing your idea to life?

Applications for the Create Open Health Programme will close on 31st March.

Successful applicants will attend a 2-day business and idea development bootcamp in Bristol on 26 & 27 April 2019

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