Stories

Rugged composite hardware company Actuation Lab awarded £300k InnovateUK funding to support spin-out

By SETsquared-Bristol / 16th January 2020

To perform “actuation” is to put something into motion. SETsquared Bristol virtual member, Actuation Lab, a company born in the University of Bristol’s Composite Institute (ACCIS), is now in motion having received a £300k grant to spin-out of the University. SETsquared Bristol member Actuation Lab is addressing the problems of high servicing requirements and poor…

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UK agri-tech company, LettUs Grow, raises £2.35 million as demand for vertical farming technology rises

By SETsquared-Bristol / 9th January 2020

SETsquared Bristol virtual member, award-winning vertical and indoor farming technology company, LettUs Grow, has announced today that it has secured £2.35 million in seed funding. The investment round was led by Longwall Venture Partners LLP. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report states explicitly that climate change is threatening global food security with…

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Immersive Labs raises $40 million in Series B funding

By SETsquared-Bristol / 13th December 2019

SETsquared Bristol virtual member Immersive Labs has announced investment success securing $40 million in funding led by global growth equity investor Summit Partners and existing investor Goldman Sachs. Immersive Labs is an on-demand, continuous and trackable cyber skills development platform that is designed to enable both security specialists and business users to step into real-world…

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SETsquared Bristol Case Study – Good Sixty: celebrating the best of independent food

By SETsquared-Bristol / 21st November 2019

To help our aspiring entrepreneurs and future SETsquared Bristol members, we are showcasing a number of case studies demonstrating the breadth of tech at SETsquared Bristol and what it takes to achieve success. We had a chat with Good Sixty Founder and MD, Chris Edwards…   What does Good Sixty do? The idea for Good Sixty was…

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SETsquared Bristol Mentor Case Study – Suzanne Cole: It’s not your business, it’s theirs!

By SETsquared-Bristol / 25th October 2019

SETsquared Bristol maintains a high-quality pool of over 30 mentors, who offer their time pro-bono to mentor the Founders or management teams of SETsquared Bristol members. We had a chat with Suzanne Cole, Lecturer at University of Bristol’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, about how her background and experience in industry and education informed her…

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Technology tackling climate change at SETsquared Bristol

By SETsquared-Bristol / 20th September 2019

Today, 20th September 2019, is the Bristol Campaign Against Climate Change strike, part of a global movement where people all over the world are taking part in a massive day of action, and calling a halt to business as usual. With the current climate emergency, collaboration between governments, businesses and communities is vital to ensure…

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SETsquared Bristol Case Study – Gapsquare: Using technology and data to create the future of fair pay

By SETsquared-Bristol / 17th September 2019

To help our aspiring entrepreneurs and future SETsquared Bristol members, we are showcasing a number of case studies demonstrating the breadth of tech at SETsquared Bristol and what it takes to achieve success. We had a chat with Gapsquare CEO, Dr Zara Nanu… What does Gapsquare do? Gapsquare is creating the future of fair pay. We…

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SETsquared Bristol’s Edtech cluster sets a lesson in innovation

By SETsquared-Bristol / 19th August 2019

Many people would agree that education has long been in need of an update. That’s why the long-awaited rise of Edtech has been met with praise worldwide. At SETsquared Bristol, we are proud to support a growing number of tech startups that make it their mission to improve education and the way people can access…

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SETsquared Bristol Case Study – ELEM BioTech: modelling, simulation and virtual trials at the heart of tomorrow’s medicine

By SETsquared-Bristol / 16th August 2019

To help our aspiring entrepreneurs and future SETsquared Bristol members, we are showcasing a number of case studies demonstrating the breadth of tech at SETsquared Bristol and what it takes to achieve success. We had a chat with ELEM BioTech CEO, Chris Morton…   Tell us about your product. At ELEM, we virtualise medical trials and…

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HealthTech cluster flourishing at SETsquared Bristol

By SETsquared-Bristol / 25th July 2019

HealthTech is a hot topic. Lack of technology has long been a frustration for healthcare professionals, but progress in the artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, voice activation, and virtual reality (VR) industries are generating promising results in HealthTech, leading to streamlined operations, lowered costs, and increased quality of care for patients. From telemonitoring to DNA testing,…

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