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Support to raise investment
Access to investment materials & tools
Work with expert mentors & academics
From AI and haptics to immersive tech and world-renowned animation, the region is a hotbed for creative tech talent.
This new Creative Tech Programme is supported by the Barclays Eagle Labs Ecosystem Partnership Programme, funded by UK Government. It’s designed to help creative tech ventures in the South West raise investment to undertake the research and development needed to take their products and services to the next level and accelerate their business growth. It will support creative tech founders to become investor-ready and better engage with Angels and VCs.
The creative tech sector is a growing and important sector in the South West and its technologies and solutions feed into many other vital industries including health, Net Zero and education. This programme aims to support its growth and resilience and nurture the next generation of start-ups creating the technologies of the future.
The programme will be supported by MyWorld, a global centre for creative technology research and innovation – which brings together 13 diverse, world-leading partners across academia and industry to stimulate innovation, growth and societal change in both the industry and region.
By participating in the Creative Tech Programme, participants can tap into the expertise, partners and facilities at this global centre of excellence.
We’ll be hosting online workshops led by industry experts, which will put you in a position to learn more about the investment landscape for tech founders and prepare to manage an investment campaign and raise investment.
The workout modules will be led by one of the most experienced SETsquared mentors
You’ll receive tailored support to help you run a successful investment campaign, including access to an investment raise playbook, a one-to-one session with our Investment Manager, support in launching your campaign on our Investment Platform, promotion in the Investor Bulletin, and the opportunity to apply for a place at an Investment Showcase.
Are you ready to raise investment? Learn more about the the creative tech investment landscape through a series of online workshops led by experts in the field. You’ll walk away with the ability plan, prepare and manage an investment campaign and the skills you need to successfully raise in 2024.
Investment landscape in Creative Tech
27 February 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
Discover key investment trends, leading segments of investment activity within creative tech and some of the leading investors in the sector.
Investment and growth strategy for scaling SMEs
7 March 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
Create a roadmap for investment working alongside other income, so your strategy connects progress milestones with the right money at the tight time.
Positioning and planning for your next investment campaign
14 March 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
Explore ways to connect your growth strategy to a campaign plan, and learn about the investment support available to creative tech companies.
The Creative Tech Programme is open to companies that are working/innovating with creative technologies, including but not limited to immersive techs such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), the metaverse, game design, animation, fashion tech, robotics and creative AI, interactive media, digital art plus sound and music production.
We welcome applications from organisations including:
Applicants do not need to be associated with SETsquared’s partner universities in any way.
Fully funded places can be awarded to businesses in the South West which includes Bath, Bristol, and any areas within the counties of Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall.
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