Business Acceleration Hubs

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- FULLY FUNDED, BESPOKE BUSINESS ACCELERATION

- SECTOR SPECIFIC EVENTS AND MARKET ANALYSIS

- UNIVERSITY / INDUSTRY COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES 

- SMALL GRANT SCHEME AND INVESTMENT SUPPORT

The University of Bath has been awarded £1.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver start-up, scale-up, open innovation and investment support to grow innovative businesses in the West of England. We at Invest in Bath have contributed funding to the programme as a project partner.

SETsquared Bath is the delivery partner for business acceleration services across the programmes.

Support will be provided in a number of ways including grants of up to £10,000, knowledge exchange, mentoring, research and innovation expertise and resource, business-university research partnerships, as well as bringing SMEs together with large corporate businesses though existing investor networks.

Read the press release here.

Sectors and application

  • Sustainable Technology Business Acceleration Hub

    • Applications open to companies innovating in low-carbon services and products, the circular economy, renewable energy generation and storage, sustainable chemical technology, smart cities and/or sustainable built environment.

  • The Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub

    • Sector includes automotive, aerospace, maritime and large scale power generation; IAAPS will play a central by providing access to world leading expertise and research partnerships.

  • The Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub

    • An extension to the high tech business incubation support provided by Bath SETsquared for companies innovating in digital platforms and immersive technology; includes the health, well-being and creative media sectors.