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Impulsonics founders at NEC competition

Cell technology spinout Impulsonics closes £450k funding

By SETsquared-Bristol / 16th May 2024

Impulsonics has closed its first funding round to advance the development of its unique biotech automation platform and begin customer trials. Impulsonics is an award-winning cell technology spinout from the University of Bristol’s Ultrasonics and Non-Destructive Testing Research Group, building on over a decade of deep research and leveraging world-leading expertise in acoustics. The company…

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Enterprising Women 3.0 group

Call out for women founders looking for business support 

By SETsquared-Bristol / 15th May 2024

We’re thrilled to launch Enterprising Women 4.0, our free business support programme for aspiring women founders, kindly funded by NatWest. Enterprising Women is open to early-stage founders in the UK who identify as women or non-binary assigned female at birth with tech, tech-enabled or non-tech startups, business ideas or side hustles. Over the course of…

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Battery development startup Celltris receives £0.8 million investment

By SETsquared-Bristol / 19th April 2024

Bristol-based battery startup, Celltris has received a substantial boost in investment towards its mission to eliminate wasted internal space in lithium-ion cells, the rechargeable batteries used in electric vehicles. The company has announced the closure of a £0.8m combined equity and grant investment round which was led by QantX and supported in partnership with UKRI’s…

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New innovation skills & technology programme for financial services sector

By SETsquared-Bristol / 17th April 2024

From the rise of AI to ongoing changes in financial regulation, equitable access to financial services, to the opening of access to personal financial data, the financial services sector currently faces many challenges and opportunities.  That’s why a team of four leading universities (University of Bristol, West of England, Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian) are collaborating…

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Medtech startup Neuronostics raises over £2 million

By SETsquared-Bristol / 9th April 2024

Multi-award-winning medtech startup, Neuronostics, has raised more than £2m in funding to develop its pioneering epilepsy diagnosis technology. The company received £2.1m in an oversubscribed seed funding round led by the Ascension Life Fund. Chris Wheatcroft, Investment Director at the Ascension Life Fund said: “We are delighted to have invested in Neuronostics, whose software as…

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SETsquared ranked in the top three startup hubs in Europe and top in UK

By SETsquared-Bristol / 14th March 2024

The SETsquared Partnership has been ranked as the 3rd leading startup hub in Europe and the top entry from the UK and Ireland by the Financial Times and Statista’s Special Report on Europe’s Leading Startup Hubs. The report ranked 125 startup hubs across 21 European countries using data and feedback from alumni and independent experts,…

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SETsquared Bristol companies create a record 300 new jobs

By SETsquared-Bristol / 29th February 2024

We are pleased to announce that our member companies created a record 300 new jobs in 2023. They also generated over £45 million in revenues and raised a combined £50 million in funding. The sectors with the highest number of jobs created were fintech, healthtech and engineering. Seventeen of the new jobs were created by…

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Winners announced – Innovate UK Unlocking Potential Award

By SETsquared-Bristol / 27th February 2024

Four SETsquared Bristol companies have secured funding from Innovate UK’s Unlocking Potential: Build Award to accelerate their innovations into development. Eleria, Inclued AI, MyCoPilot.ai and SpatialCortex Technology have each received a £50k grant and access to tailored mentorship and support programmes. The Innovate UK competition is investing a combined £6.2m into innovative projects with the…

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Bristol startups pitch at SETsquared’s 20th annual investment event

By SETsquared-Bristol / 6th December 2023

Six of our companies were selected to present their startups at SETsquared’s Investment Futures 24 showcase in London this November. Investment Futures is an annual high-profile occasion that over its 19-year history has showcased hundreds of the best UK technology, science and innovation-led startups across six SETsquared centres, helping them raise more than £160m. SETsquared…

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Impulsonics founders at NEC competition

Biotech startup Impulsonics awarded £300,000 Innovate UK grant

By SETsquared-Bristol / 6th December 2023

Bristol-based startup, Impulsonics has been awarded the prestigious ICURe spinout support grant of £300,000 to enable the development of its unique technology platform for biotech automation. The grant will enable the company to develop its flexible acoustic platform for key applications in the process of growing cells in order to streamline cell culture automation. This…

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