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 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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Student-led robotics startup wins SETsquared membership in the University of Bristol’s New Enterprise Competition

Senmag Robotics have won a 12-month membership to SETsquared Bristol and legal support from VWV as runners-up in this year’s University of Bristol New Enterprise Competition. Senmag Robotics combine ultra-precise motion tracking with high-fidelity 3D force feedback to allow a user to move around a virtual 3D environment and physically interact with objects within it.…

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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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Duel case study: Helping purpose and mission led brands to build a movement of advocates

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 Duel Founder and Managing Director, Paul Archer … Duel Key Facts Start date:  December 2016 Market sector: Marketing/branding Location:  Bristol Number of employees: 15…

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Steve Edwards, Centre Director: 2020. Progress in a time of lockdown

I entered Engine Shed in January 2020 as the Centre Director at SETsquared Bristol on an interim contract with a year to embrace the community and maybe tinker with a few bits of the well-oiled incubation machine. Roll on a few months to the challenges of the COVID pandemic and the resultant lockdown that would impose wholesale change on the way that we do everything. Not a standard year but an incredible lesson in how unwelcome upheaval can be good for progress.  As the country…

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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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Student-led AI system wins top prize in the University of Bristol’s New Enterprise Competition

Kaedim, a student start-up which uses AI to create digital assets in a fraction of the time, is the winner of this year’s University of Bristol New Enterprise Competition, scooping £10,000 and a 12-month membership to tech incubator SETsquared Bristol. Kaedim was founded last year by Computer Science with Innovation Masters’ students, Konstantina Psoma and…

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