Witty Review Reaction: A genuinely meaningful step forward
Sean Fielding, Chairman of the Setsquared Partnership and Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Exeter, said: “As one of Europe’s leading business incubators we know first-hand the huge potential of the small research-led companies that are operating today at our five university sites across the south of the UK.
“We wholeheartedly agree with Sir Andrew’s view that these have the potential to create not only major new businesses and the associated high value employment but exciting, entirely new industries as well.
“The life changing research we see daily could and should be the lifeblood of the UK’s economy in the coming years. Sir Andrew’s proposals look to us to represent a genuinely meaningful step forward to delivering this.
“The LEPs are an important part of the innovation infrastructure and SETsquared is already committed to working with them to deliver economic growth across Southern England.
“If anyone would like to see for themselves the breadth of high tech, high growth businesses we support in our incubators, they can visit our Accelerating Growth event in Westminster on November 27th, when we will showcase over 50 of our alumni companies, emerging technologies from the research base and some of the country’s most exciting tech start-ups currently seeking funding.”