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Access a pipeline of innovative companies to work with

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Big challenges face our world today: from the rising tide of digital innovation to pioneering new cures for diseases and creating alternative energy sources. As SETsquared Universities, we are passionate about the creation of knowledge and its impact. Working collaboratively with small agile companies allows us to apply our knowledge rapidly to real-world challenges.

Following a £5m award from Research England, our Scale-Up Programme is supporting the most innovative SMEs across the South of England.

That’s where you come in.

In order to develop new products and services, open up new markets and generate further social and economic impact, these growing companies are seeking academic expertise to work on joint projects and to submit joint grant funding and R&D bids.

If your research is connected to any of the following sectors, then we want to work with you:

  • Digital Innovation
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Environmental, Sustainability, Marine & Maritime
  • Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing

You must work at one of the Scale-Up partner universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.

Get in touch

To find out more about the Scale-Up Programme, contact the Innovation Advisor at your university:

University of Bath: Ashima Sangwan

University of Bristol: Alice Malhador

Cardiff University: Audra Smith

University of Exeter: Sylke Thomas

University of Southampton: Kerrie Graham

University of Surrey: Zoe Jennings

The Scale-Up Programme is a partnership between:

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