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New director for SETsquared Bristol

New director for SETsquared Bristol

Marty Reid will become Director of SETsquared Bristol from January 2022.

Marty Reid takes over the role from Monika Radclyffe who has led the University of Bristol’s world-leading tech incubator since 2016 and is leaving to join innovation company Plexal.

Marty has been the Head of Engine Shed since January 2020. He will continue in this role alongside his new appointment to ensure alignment and strategic development between the partner companies. SETsquared Bristol and Engine Shed are part of the University of Bristol’s enterprise brands, which include the Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre (QTIC) and QTEC.

Prior to Engine Shed, Marty was Centre Director for Bristol innovation hub, Future Space, and worked at Rolls-Royce in roles spanning business and technology strategy, global account management and service delivery.

As Director of SETsquared Bristol, Marty will focus on the growth of its incubation and pre-incubation programmes, as well as the development of new sector focused accelerators, corporate partnerships, and investor relations.

Marty said: “I’m looking forward to joining SETsquared Bristol at a time where there is huge scope for scaling up its business support capabilities and impact to new audiences. I’m also committed to taking forward its diversity and inclusion responsibilities to ensure greater inclusivity within the tech sector.”

Mustafa Rampuri, Director of Enterprise Services at the University of Bristol said: “I’m delighted that Marty is bringing his expertise in innovation and strategy to lead the next chapter of SETsquared Bristol. We would like to thank Monika for enabling SETsquared Bristol to be the award-winning incubator it is today.”

Monika commented: “This is an exciting time for SETsquared Bristol. I’m proud to be handing it over to Marty with its fantastic and inspiring ecosystem of members, alumni, advisers and investors, and its recognition as both the Hottest Accelerator in Europe and Global No 1 university incubator.”

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