Criteria and eligibility

We are always delighted to hear about great ideas for new technology businesses, but before applying to join a SETsquared centre, please consider our entry criteria.

  • The idea must be knowledge-based (seeking to exploit intellectual property or novel information).
  • The idea must have very high commercial growth potential.

Our services are geared to supporting companies that meet these criteria. However, we also understand that every business is unique and there is flexibility in our criteria to make sure we can support those ventures where we feel we can add real value.

Please also keep in mind the following as you prepare your application:

  • We look very favourably on applications featuring a genuinely original idea which appears capable of attracting investment.
  • We also are keen that the people involved in the venture are open to outside support and advice and are looking to accelerate their company to market.

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If you are applying to a SETsquared Hub please note you should select 'Central' from the Centre dropdown selector within the 'Business' section of the application form.

If you would like to discuss your application with one of our Business Acceleration Centres please find the contact details below;

For Bath please contact Rosie Bennett on 01225 388731
For Bristol please contact Emma Thorn or Karen Drake on 0117 903 1100
For Exeter please contact Joe Pearce on 01392 247 938
For Southampton please contact David Bream on 07545 423694
For Surrey please contact Caroline Fleming or Joan Moore on 01483 682682
For SETsquared Hubs please contact Karen Brooks on 07810 805406