SETsquared Southampton company racing to contain Ebola

14thOct 2014

High-tech British company Primerdesign Ltd, a spin-off company from the University of Southampton and a Southampton SETsquared member, has developed a fast and simple PrimerDesign Founder Jim Wicksdiagnostic test solution specific to the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

With the current epidemic of Ebola virus in West Africa, Primerdesign are racing to provide an easy-to-use, affordable solution for screening suspect Ebola patients.

University business incubator makes national entrepreneur award finals

14thOct 2014

SETsquared has been named as one of the UK’s most dedicated champions of entrepreneurs.

The partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey has been named as a finalist in the Entrepreneur Champion of the Year category of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

SETsquared will go on to compete in the national finals in November after judges were impressed by its nomination, which showed how it has supported over 1,000 entrepreneurs over more than a decade.

Previous SETsquared award winner enters the boardroom in The Apprentice

14thOct 2014

SETsquared members and staff will be glued to their televisions this autumn as one of ‘their own’ takes on the boardroom in The Apprentice.

Battling it out against the other 19 tenacious contestants on the BBC programme this series is Soloman Akhtar, winner of this year’s ‘Graduate Start-up Award’ at the SETsquared student enterprise awards for his company, Instabear.