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SETsquared set to contribute £26.9 billion to the UK economy and 22,000 jobs by 2030


The SETsquared Partnership, the global no.1 business incubation and start-up growth acceleration network, comprising five research-intensive universities: Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, will contribute £26.9 billion to the UK economy by 2030, independent research undertaken by Warwick Economics and Development (WECD) has found.

Key findings from the report:

Loughborouh University SP's major deal

Major deal sealed with tech giant 

Innovative plans to create hundreds of jobs, and generate £1.6million for front-line County Council services have been unveiled by the Secretary of State for Communities the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, during a recent visit to the Midlands.

Leading software company, The Access Group, will be expanding its headquarters and moving into a new 100,000 sq. ft. office on the Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP).

MTJB Engineering annouces innovative versatile drone R&D project

MTJB Engineering, based at tech and science innovation hub Future Space in Bristol, has announced it is developing an innovative versatile drone.

Potter Clarkson's European expansion

As part of its expansion plans in the Nordic region, Potter Clarkson recently announced the opening of a new office in Copenhagen and its forthcoming move to larger premises in Stockholm. 

Headed up by Dr Benjamin Hoffmann, who trained as a Patent Attorney in the UK before moving to Denmark, the new office in the heart of Copenhagen will support Potter Clarkson’s existing and growing client base in the region. 

Domestic investors return to UK commercial property with 13% year on year growth


Domestic investors have increased their activity in the UK commercial property sector with the group accounting for 59% of all acquisitions to July, an increase of 12.9% year on year, according to UKSPA members Savills.

Nova UCD's new €6.5 million Development Project Expands Capacity to House Start-ups by 50%

New €6.5 million Development Project to Expand NovaUCD’s Capacity to House Start-ups by 50%

University College Dublin (UCD) has announced that NovaUCD, the University’s Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs, is to expand its capacity to house early-stage start-ups by over 50% with a €6.5 million development project. 

Innovation talk leads to £37,000 tax boost for software firm

Image: Business Development Director at Quorum Development Paul Usher, NETPark Manager Janet Todd and Commercial Director and Founder of Quorum John Sherban. 


BizzInn alumnus goes from Batteries to Baywatch

Birmingham start-up Aceleron has launched Circa - an advanced, completely reusable, lithium battery pack designed for use in homes, businesses, e-bikes and the electric watercraft used by lifeguards and rescue professionals. 

Aceleron is the brainchild of two people with a passion for batteries, Dr Amrit Chandan and Carlton Cummins, and started life in 2016 in the University of Birmingham’s business incubator, the BizzInn.

Stratford company launches new platform to help independant producers sell to food & drink outlets

Pictured (left to right): Paul Triggs, Valentine Smith, Carolyn Smith (all Comesto) with Ian McFarlane-Toms 

A Warwickshire technology company is launching a new online platform that will boost the chances of independent food and drink businesses of selling their produce into restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes.

West Midlands Regional Genetics Service relocates to the Birmingham Research Park

The West Midlands Regional Genetics Service (WMRGS) is relocating its Germline, Bioinformatics, Cancer Genetics, Business and Quality support teams to the Birmingham Research Park.