Southampton SETsquared Centre

Southampton SETsquared Centre

University of Southampton Science Park
2 Venture Road
Southampton SO16 7NP


The University of Southampton is one of the top 15 research-led universities in the UK and is most widely recognised for its expertise in areas such as electronics, software, aerospace, automotive, life sciences, information economy, nuclear, oil & gas, offshore wind, construction, big data, satellites, robotics, regenerative medicine, agri-science, advanced materials & nano technology and energy storage.

SETsquared at the University of Southampton has established itself as a vital support to the local high-tech community. Data security, software, electronics and telecoms feature prominently among the ventures supported by SETsquared in Southampton which is located at the University’s Science Park in Chilworth,

The centre in Southampton offers state-of-the-art incubation facilities including workstations, flexible meeting rooms, broadband connectivity and wireless LAN. There are 10 desks in open plan office space for companies at any stage up to around 3 people. 

Support features

  • Standard SETsquared Business incubation model with virtual, pre-incubation and incubation stage companies.

  • A pool of experienced and very capable Mentors are attached to the centre with others available across the other four centres.

  • A wide variety of events, workshops and seminars are organised for members as well as investment readiness programmes and introductions across multiple networks.

Affiliations, partnerships and networks

Southampton has a number of affiliates including the London stock exchange, innovateuk, UKTI and the Intellectual Property Office.  The centre also forms part of several partnerships including the local city deal, Solent LEP and Enterprise M3.  In addition there are a series of events that members can take part in throughout the year around specific areas of interest.  The portfolio of affiliates, partnerships and membership organisations ensure that members have opportunities to develop their entrepreneurial culture and skills, whilst gaining support and advice over a broad range of subjects.

Transport Links

Transport connections to Southampton Science Park are excellent: situated one mile from the M3, junction 14, and close to the M27 on the northern edge of Southampton, the Park is a very convenient location to access the whole of southern England. In addition to excellent motorway access, the development is close to Southampton Parkway Station and Southampton International Airport with direct flights to over 50 destinations throughout the UK and Europe.

David Bream, Centre Director says ‘Our location at the University of Southampton Science Park is key to our success. We’ve created a vibrant entrepreneurial community embedded within the City’s hub for science and technology companies with strong links to world-class research base of the University.

We’ve incubated a number of high-tech companies that have gone on to have strong growth.  It speaks volumes that these successful entrepreneurs are very much still involved in our SETsquared community, contributing and giving back to the next generation of start-up companies.’



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