SETsquared Exeter is a member of an inspiring enterprise partnership between five leading research-led UK universities: Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.
The Global No.1 Business Incubator since 2015, SETsquared provides a wealth of award-winning business support to help turn ideas into flourishing ventures.
We run a number of initiatives and programmes to help students explore entrepreneurial ideas, help researchers work more innovatively and enable external businesses to utilise the resources and expertise available at the University of Exeter.
Whatever stage you're at, whether you are starting or growing your business, our programmes are tailored to support your venture throughout its development.
South West region
Our focus is on regional innovation and building the South West economy, by placing Exeter at the heart of a thriving innovation ecosystem.
Working with the five SETsquared university partners, we are maximising our impact and enriching our offering for social and economic benefit. We offer support to academics, students and local businesses to invigorate entrepreneurism.
Independent research carried out by Warwick Economics has estimated the economic impact of SETsquared supported companies to be £8.6billion, with the creation of 20,000 jobs, by 2030 this is set to grow to £26.9billion.
SETsquared Exeter’s latest figures revealed that during 2017 our client businesses turned over £11.5 million and have seen a 30 per cent growth in staff numbers. Ten of our company CEOs are female.
Links to the University of Exeter
SETsquared Exeter is part of the University of Exeter’s business engagement activity. Working with us not only gives you access to the world’s best University business incubator but it also allows you to draw on the resources and expertise of a top research intensive University.
The University of Exeter has campuses in Exeter and Cornwall, is a major player in the region’s thriving innovation ecosystem, a global research leader and member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive UK universities.
The University of Exeter can develop solutions for businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes from start-ups and SMEs to multi-national organisations. In addition to the services offered by SETsquared Exeter, Exeter can help you to:
- Innovate with R&D: Create bespoke research solutions with collaborative R&D for new products and services, access to external funding opportunities to help offset R&D costs enabling you to share the risk and stay ahead of the competition.
- Transform your team: Collaborate to strengthen your team, recruit new talent and extend your capabilities