Case Studies


7thNov 2011


Basemap were introduced to SETsquared in Spring 2011. At that time, Basemap were in need of additional funding in order to expand the business and looked to SETsquared for help. Ben Partridge, SETsquared's Entrepreneur in Residence immediately began working with the Basemap directors Simon Court and Richard Steele. The aim was to look at the Basemap business plan and get Basemap ready for potential investment. 

BioSystems Technology: Exeter start-up creates ethical alternative for disease and drug testing

25thJul 2017

Ethical alternatives to animal testing is being driven by technology, with Exeter firm BioSystems Technology leading the way in providing a more reliable and humane technique.

Global testing on animals is estimated to be as high as 115 million globally every year. Yet tighter regulations and rising costs have increased the pressure on the industry to find a more humane alternative. Dr Olivia Champion, CEO of BioSystems Technology, has developed research-grade larvae, which can act as a substitute for testing diseases, poisons and new drugs.

Brain-in-Hand: helping people live independently through technology

1stNov 2013
"The Innovation Centre at Exeter is flexible in its approach, and can work equally well with experienced business people such as myself, and with young people starting their first company."
Andrew Stamp, Chief Executive, Brain-in-Hand

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