FluoretiQ announces the closure of £1.1 million funding round

Our member and University of Bristol spin-out, FluoretiQ, has today announced the completion of a £1.1 million, pre-series A investment. Their pioneering NANOPLEX technology is a 15-minute proprietary diagnostic platform for bacterial infections.   The round was led by early-stage life science investors, Deepbridge Capital LLP, with significant participation from MAINStream, OION, SAIC and existing investors. This…

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FluoretiQ case study: Revolutionising bacterial diagnostics

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 FluoretiQ Co-founder and CEO, Neciah Dorh… FluoretiQ Key Facts Start date: 2 March 2017 Market sector: Healthcare (Diagnostics) Location:  Bristol Number of employees: 10…

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Baking sustainability into the startup cake

On 28 September 2021 we ran a workshop on how to embed sustainable practices into a startup. The session was led by Eleanor Akers, Director of Innovative Energy Consultants, whose focus is on helping businesses grow sustainably. Here we share our top tips from the session. What is sustainability? A useful way of thinking about…

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LOQBOX case study: A mission to end financial exclusion globally

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 LOQBOX Co-founders and Co-CEOs, Tom Eyre and Gregor Mowat… LOQBOX Key Facts Start date: January 2017 Market sector: Fintech Location: …

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GenomeKey case study: Saving lives through early diagnosis of sepsis

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 GenomeKey CEO, Michael Roberts… GenomeKey Facts Start date:  August 2019 Market sector: Medtech/diagnostics Location: Bristol Number of employees: 9 growing to 12 and beyond Amount…

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

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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Actuation Lab case study: Rethinking Industrial Hardware

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 Actuation Lab CEO, Simon Bates… Key Facts Spin-out of the University of Bristol: August 2019 Market sector: Energy and broader process industry Location: Bristol…

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SETsquared Bristol Case Study – LettUs Grow: Making agriculture more sustainable in the face of climate change

To help our aspiring entrepreneurs and future SETsquared Bristol members, we showcase 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 LettUs Grow Co-founder and Managing Director, Charlie Guy… LettUs Grow Key Facts Start date:  2015 Market sector: Agritech Location: Bristol Number of employees:…

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Bristol flood risk mapping startup needs your support in the Green Awards 2020

SETsquared Bristol resident members and University of Bristol spin-out, Fathom, have been nominated in the Innovation category for the Green Awards 2020 in Berlin in June 2020. The Green Awards celebrate the most innovative European green projects and minds in the following categories: Youngster, Innovation, Start-up and Impact. Fathom have been nominated for their global…

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