Damian met some of the South’s most innovative new tech start-up businesses at a House of Commons reception for SETsquared.
Among those exhibiting their work was Sherlock, a start-up based at SETsquared's hub in Basingstoke, which has developed a GPS-based anti-theft device that allows cyclists to precisely locate their bicycle at any moment. Also exhibiting was Nquiringminds, a company that builds products, from software to hardware, that make cities better at capturing, securing and using data, helping cities to run smarter.
Recently named the world’s number one university business incubator, SETsquared announced that its member companies raised over £90m of investment in 2015 – the highest annual investment figure ever achieved by the 14-year-old enterprise partnership of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.
SETsquared currently supports some 260 high-growth potential technology companies, all of which are developing businesses based on technology innovation in sectors as diverse as cloud computing, cleantech, medtech, next generation mobile and spacetech.
Photo L-R: Nick Allott from nquiringminds, Don Spalinger Director of Research & Innovation Services at the University of Southampton and Alan Scrase from SETsquared Southampton.