QTEC creates new programme to support the launch of deep tech startups

Our University of Bristol partner, Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) is delighted to announce the launch of the QUEST programme, starting in October 2021. QUEST is a six month pre-incubator programme that will kickstart new technology ventures in the United Kingdom and beyond. The QUEST programme will support commercially driven researchers who are looking to…

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KETS Quantum Security raises £3.1 million to keep data safe from the next generation of quantum-computing enabled hackers

SETsquared Bristol member, KETS Quantum Security, has raised a £3.1 million round to bring to market hardware to protect data from a new generation of cyberattacks that will use quantum computers to break through all existing encryption protections. Progress in the field of quantum computing has been advancing exponentially over the past decade. With that progress,…

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KETS case study: The future of secure communications, today

To help our aspiring entrepreneurs and future SETsquared Bristol members, we showcase member and alumni case studies demonstrating the breadth of tech at SETsquared Bristol and what it takes to achieve success. We had a chat with KETS Quantum Security CEO and Co-founder, Chris Erven… Key Facts Start date:  July 2016 Market sector: Cyber security Location: Bristol Number of employees: 13 Amount…

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Interview with Mustafa Rampuri: Ambitions for enterprise and quantum technology in Bristol

We had a chat with Mustafa Rampuri, Director of Enterprise Services and the Quantum Technology Innovation Centre (QTIC+) at University of Bristol, about his ambitions for enterprise and quantum technology in Bristol, and how these connect with the SETsquared Bristol incubation programme.  For those that don’t know much about you, what is your role and what is your background?  My role as Director of Enterprise Services is to help the University of…

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KETS Quantum Security wins Tech-Xpo 2020

KETS Quantum Security, world leaders in integrated quantum cryptography hardware solutions, pitched against ten other startups from Bristol’s world-leading tech scene to win the ‘Best Elevator Pitch’ audience vote at Tuesday’s inaugural online version of SETsquared Bristol’s Tech-Xpo.  Tech-Xpo is SETsquared Bristol’s flagship pitch, demo, connect showcase, open to its startup members.   Founded in 2016 in the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs, KETS work with…

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SETsquared members get festive at Connect networking event

On Thursday 13th December, Bristol’s tech scene gathered for the final SETsquared Bristol Connect of the year. The December networking event was bigger than usual with the festivities bringing additional sparkle. Sponsored by Hazlewoods, over 120 people gathered to foster peer-to-peer relationships and potential collaborations.   Festive Connect featured lightening pitches from four of new…

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KETS Quantum Security raise over £2 million in investment

SETsquared Bristol member, KETS Quantum Security, has joined the growing list of ventures that have achieved successful investment rounds in 2018.   Corporations and government initiatives have backed the quantum-secure communications start-up to the tune of £2 million. The funding round includes investments from early stage venture fund, Quantonation, Kx, and Innovate UK’s Industrial Strategy…

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