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Member News

Member News

Investment opportunities for UK start-ups who pitched for over £27m at Accelerating Growth Showcase


More than 20 of the UK’s most exciting technology start-ups bid for a collective £27m+ of investment in front of a live audience of over 200 investors in London last week (25 November).

Businesses providing technological solutions for everything from ethical alternatives for animal testing to a GPS-based anti-bike theft device pitched in front of an audience of some 200 investors, including those from MMC Ventures and Eden Ventures.

SETsquared helps Exeter Businesses Turn Ideas into Investor Propositions


SETsquared, the world’s number one university business incubator, is running its three day entrepreneurship programme for the first time in Exeter.

The programme, which began on Monday November 30, combines sessions led by experienced entrepreneurs and investors with lectures and small group workshops to equip delegates with contacts and the confidence to optimise their success. The comprehensive modules range from market analysis to the anatomy of a business plan and funding strategies.

UKSPA February 2016 Conference Registration

Join UKSPA at Colworth Park (Near Bedford) on 4 and 5 February 2016

Registration is now open for the UKSPA February 2016 Conference hosted by Colworth Park, Bedford.

Information on the outline programme can be seen here. Further updates will be provided by mid December.

UCD Spin-Out Wins Best Early Stage Company Award


UCD Spin-Out Wins Best Early Stage Company Award at 2015 InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition Final

Dublin, Ireland, 26 November 2015, SiriusXT, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out, has been named Best Early Stage Company in Ireland, at the final of the 2015 InterTradeIreland All-Island Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition held last night at Clontarf Castle.

The future’s bright for UK innovation as SETsquared is named best in world


It was announced on Wednesday 25 November that SETsquared has been ranked by UBI Global as the top university business incubator in the world.

SETsquared, the enterprise partnership of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, was recognised as the best performing university business incubator on the globe at its investor showcase event held in London today.

Innovation Supports Future Success at Sci-Tech Daresbury


The creation of new products and services is proving a catalyst for growth at Sci-Tech Daresbury, new figures reveal.

According to a survey  of Sci-Tech Daresbury business tenants, companies operating out of the Cheshire site developed a total of 134 new products and services during 2014, with 83% of these companies also generating sales in the market (up from 80% in 2013).

University Collaboration Grows at Sci-Tech Daresbury


Companies operating from Sci-Tech Daresbury are forming valuable collaborations with universities at a higher rate than ever.

The news, which comes out of the latest tenant survey to be conducted by Sci-Tech Daresbury, is evidence that the Science and Innovation Campus is achieving its aim of accelerating growth for high-tech tenant businesses by driving collaboration.

Cornwall Innovation games developer becomes industry leader


Award-winning games developer becomes industry leader thanks to Cornwall Innovation

A games development company has become an industry leader in the region after launching its business from a Cornwall Innovation Centre.

Hampshire becomes Nucleus for Innovation in Science and Technology

Thursday 19th November saw the first ever science and technology themed business event take place in Hampshire. Nucleus was created to support and encourage innovation in the County and to celebrate the achievements of those working here developing and taking to market ground-breaking new technologies. More than 200 people attended the event, which was hosted by the University of Southampton Science Park across three buildings.

Phision Therapeutics Wins University College Dublin’s 2015 Start-Up Award

Phision Therapeutics Wins University College Dublin’s 2015 Start-Up Award 

Developing novel small drug molecules to more effectively treat vision loss to prevent blindness associated with retinal disease

Phision Therapeutics, an early-stage life sciences venture, has won University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2015 Start-Up Award after being declared overall winner of this year’s UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme.