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WORLD LEADING BUSINESS SUPPORT

GLOBAL NO 1
BUSINESS INCUBATOR

In November 2019, we were thrilled to be ranked as the Global No. 1 University Business Incubator by leading research and advisory firm, UBI Global, for the third time in a row.

The ranking, which was announced at the World Incubation Summit in Qatar, continues our success having maintained this world-leading position since 2015.

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Get 1 piece of advice from the Global no. 1

In this video, key players from the SETsquared ecosystem give their no. 1 top tip for budding entrepreneurs or share the 1 most valuable thing about being part of SETsquared.

Building success since 2002

SETsquared was born in 2002, initially as a partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Southampton and Surrey, with Exeter joining us in 2011.

Check out our timeline which charts the keys steps and successes which have helped us grow to become the Global no. 1.

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4,000+

4,000+

Companies incubated by SETsquared

Over £1.8bn

Over £1.8bn

investment raised with SETsquared help

20,000

20,000

jobs have been created with our help

6,500+

6,500+

companies have participated in programmes

Charting SETsquared’s rise to Global No 1

What do twerking, Adele and Leicester City football club have to do with SETsquared being ranked as the Global No 1 University Business Incubator?

Ali Amin, CCO & Co-founder of UBI Global recently joined us at our Global No1 Celebration dinner in London delivering an entertaining recap on how the history of SETsquared intertwines with global events. Here we revisit the speech.

Read about our rise to #GlobalNo1

SETsquared is a partnership between

  • University of Bath
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Surrey