The SETsquared Bath Innovation Centre is in the heart of the city near the main transport hubs. They offer workspace, business acceleration and inspiration for high-growth companies and the entrepreneurs that create them. The business acceleration programmes include mentoring, training programmes and access to investors.
The Bath Innovation Centre has grown to become a key component of the renowned SETsquared Partnership offering world-leading incubation support services, enterprise activities and access to investment networks. They have helped over 1,000 start-ups raise more than £1bn of investment. Three ERDF-funded Business Acceleration Hubs are working to accelerate 360 early-stage Digital, Advanced Engineering and Sustainable Tech businesses over three years.
They support entrepreneurs leading knowledge-based innovative or disruptive technology ventures with high commercial growth potential. You don’t need a connection with the University of Bath or indeed any of the partner SETsquared Universities, but we do also help spinouts, research commercialisation opportunities and collaborations and our student enterprise activities help nurture tomorrow’s pioneers.
The Innovation Centre is also pioneering the way that incubation is delivered, reimagining our approach for a post-Covid landscape where support is bite-size, virtual and on-demand. There will still be a need for physical spaces such as our Office-for-a-Day strategy/sprint venues or our Zoom Deck: a series of acoustic pods that act as mini broadcast studios or just as great comfortable, easy-to-book, quiet places to catch up for our residential or virtual members.