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LettUs Grow and Harper Adams partner to bring the benefits of vertical farming to greenhouses

By SETsquared-Bristol / 5th May 2021

SETsquared Bristol member, LettUs Grow, an indoor farming technology provider in Bristol, has partnered with Harper Adams University to trial different technologies and irrigation systems within greenhouse and vertical farming settings. With a growing population and struggling climate, it’s never been more crucial to intensify food production in a sustainable way. Many are looking to…

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Ferryx partners with AB Agri in first broiler chicken trial of stress-responsive probiotic

By SETsquared-Bristol / 27th April 2021

Live bacteria alternative to chemical intervention has significant poultry welfare implications. SETsquared Bristol member, Ferryx, a Bristol-based biotech startup, has announced that it has signed a partnership to conduct the first ever UK poultry trials of its lead product, with AB Agri, a global agri-food business focussed on food security and sustainability. AB Agri will…

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Sophie Connolly joins as Team Assistant

By SETsquared-Bristol / 12th April 2021

We are pleased to welcome Sophie Connolly to the SETsquared Bristol team as our Team Assistant.  Sophie is responsible for managing the SETsquared Bristol office and organising various activities for our members, such as events, workshops and Business Review Panels.   Having recently graduated from the University West of England (UWE) with a Masters in Innovation and Applied Entrepreneurship in 2019, Sophie has been heavily involved in entrepreneurship education regionally. Most notably co-founding the Female…

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Neighbourly raises £3m Series A investment

By SETsquared-Bristol / 9th April 2021

SETsquared Bristol alumnus, Neighbourly, has raised £3 million in Series A investment to accelerate the growth and impact of their award-winning giving platform. Since launching the platform in 2014, they’ve worked with corporate partners like Aldi, M&S, Lidl, Danone, M&G Investments, Cadent and RSA Insurance, to support over 16,000 local good causes across the UK…

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Live-performance, augmented reality app, ‘The Round’, launches with exclusive event listing of EE BAFTA

By SETsquared-Bristol / 9th April 2021

Pioneering, live-performance and technology company, ‘The Round’, will launch its unique, immersive and self-titled app with an exclusive event listing at 6:45pm this Sunday, 11th April. Created using EE’s award-winning 5G-network, the AR music performance from EE will feature platinum-selling artist Liam Payne, ahead of the opening of the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards.…

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Latest financing for Micrima developing a disruptive breast cancer scanning system

By SETsquared-Bristol / 31st March 2021

SETsquared Bristol alumnus, Micrima limited, have closed the latest fundraising round by way of a convertible loan note. The company raised £1.9 million from new and existing shareholders which is being matched by the ‘Future Fund’, the UK government initiative delivered by the British Business Bank, thereby providing Micrima with £3.8 million of funding in…

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Bristol third top UK city for tech investment

By Tamsin Denbigh / 31st March 2021

Bristol attracted the third largest amount of investment into tech businesses of any UK city in 2020, according to the latest annual report by Tech Nation, with the South West posting a record year.  Bristol and Bath also rank 12th across Europe for investment in tech, ahead of cities including Barcelona, Cambridge and Madrid.  Tech Nation says £339m in venture capital funding went to Bristol tech firms last…

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Neuronostics close oversubscribed seed funding round

By SETsquared-Bristol / 29th March 2021

SETsquared Bristol member, Neuronostics, an award-winning SME, has successfully secured £300K for the ongoing development of its revolutionary clinical decision support systems. The funds being received from a group of private investors who are establishing a new venture capital fund QantX Ventures. Neuronostics has developed patented technology that enables faster and more accurate diagnosis of…

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Actuation Lab secure investment and take up residence at the NCC

By Tamsin Denbigh / 18th March 2021

SETsquared Bristol member, Actuation Lab, is rethinking industrial hardware to increase the reliability and reduce the environmental impact of mechanised industries. The company was spun out from the University of Bristol in 2019 by three engineering academics who had the drive to commercialise their mechanical innovation, the Callimorph® actuator. The Callimorph® is a device that…

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Jack Jordan-Connelly joins as Business Incubation Manager

By SETsquared-Bristol / 10th March 2021

We are pleased to welcome Jack Jordan-Connelly to the SETsquared Bristol team as our Business Incubation Manager. Jack is responsible for the day-to-day management and development of the incubation programme, including membership management to ensure companies receive the tailored support they need to succeed. Jack will also be involved with innovation projects in the West…

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