iCOMAT raises $22.5m to automate advanced composite manufacturing for sustainable transport

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iCOMAT, a SETsquared Bristol alumnus and University of Bristol spinout, has closed its Series A funding round, securing $22.5m (£17.6m) to deliver lighter transport solutions faster and at a lower cost. The demand for faster, cleaner and more sustainable transport solutions has never been greater. iCOMAT is one of the leading manufacturers of advanced composite structures…

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Wave Photonics secures £4.5m to deploy light-based chips for quantum technologies

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Our alumnus, Wave Photonics, has received £4.5m funding to develop a new range of on-chip photonics designs for quantum technologies, sensors and datacentre applications. Since 2021, the Cambridge-based startup has been working to reimagine the photonics product development cycle. Integrated photonics share the same scalable process as semiconductor electronic chips, however, the journey of taking…

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Quantum business competition winners join SETsquared Bristol

Quantum business competition winners join SETsquared Bristol

Five quantum scientists have each been awarded 12 months of incubation support at SETsquared Bristol, plus financial support totalling £100,000 thanks to EPSRC skills funding awarded to the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training.   The scientists took part in Compass, an intensive training course delivered by SETsquared Bristol, to assess the…

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New innovation skills & technology programme for financial services sector

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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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