SETsquared top uni business incubator

SETsquared, the enterprise partnership of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, has been ranked by UBI Global as the top university business incubator in the world.

From start up only 13 years ago, SETsquared has supported over 1,000 hi-tech start-ups to develop and raise more than £1bn of investment, as well as contributing over £3.8bn in GVA (Gross Value Added) to the UK economy.

The partnership currently supports 265 companies across its centres and has created over 9,000 new jobs, with an estimated 14,200 to be created by 2025.

Ali Hadavizadeh deputy head of enterprise at SETsquared’s Innovation Centre at the University of Bath, said: “It’s an incredible achievement to be recognised as the top university incubator in the world, and we’re all delighted by the news.

“Team SETsquared has worked extremely hard to fulfill our commitment to helping entrepreneurs and start-ups and this top ranking is a real testament to the skill and innovation of our staff and the success of the high-tech, high growth potential ventures we work with in Bath and across the south of England.

“We are very proud to have played our part in putting the UK on the map as one of the top performing countries in the world for innovation.”

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