Supporting your Scale-Up Success

As your business grows, SETsquared can provide its world-leading support services to help you navigate the next set of challenges that growth brings.

SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme will take your business to the next level by providing you with a tailored support programme including access to funded R&D projects with the SETsquared universities, investment, sales channels and talent acquisition.

Benefits to your company:

One gateway to academic expertise & facilities
Navigating the resources and facilities within universities can be challenging. The Scale-Up Programme, provides one route to access world-class academic research resources and facilities, including testing laboratories, research events, student interns and training opportunities.
Introductions to corporates & investors
Whether you’re seeking Series A, B or C investment or beyond, SETsquared can offer you access to an active and established network of investors. We are also introducing a new online marketplace where your investment opportunity will be promoted to both active technology investors and corporate venturing teams. Equally if you’re seeking corporate customers and partners, the Scale-Up Programme will help you identify the most appropriate prospects and make introductions.
Access to new talent
We know that recruiting the right talent at the right time in your growth, is a key challenge. Universities are a hotbed of talent and ideas. The Scale-Up Programme can help you access the best talent from within our five university partners. This could take the form of a number of different placements including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, student internships or graduate recruitment.
Support to identify appropriate grant funding, academic partners & submit high-quality bids
Understanding the grant funding landscape can be time consuming and knowing how to write a successful bid is a skillset of its own. Including an academic partner on a grant funding bid application increases the likelihood of it suceeding. The Scale-Up Programme can help identify appropriate funding calls and establish appropriate research partners from within the five Universities. We can also provide financial support to ensure a high-quality bid is submitted with the greatest chance of getting funding. 
Business mentoring & support
Our highly experienced team come from a range of backgrounds and industries with capabilities in business growth, research and innovation, project delivery, technology roadmapping, sales and investment. The Scale-Up team will draw on their own knowledge and experience as well as SETsquared’s extensive network of entrepreneurs and professionals to help drive your business growth, explore new sectors and identify new customers and investors.

Who should apply?

We are looking for companies with strong growth ambitions and a current track record of year on year growth of 20% and 10+ employees, from the following sectors:





You must have an ambition to utilise the knowledge base of the SETsquared Universities to strengthen your innovation strategy.

“Kelda has gone from strength to strength and we have a highly ambitious growth plan. The support we have received from SETsquared has been invaluable because it has enabled us to develop our technology and scale our business. We’ve found new customers and raised investment as a result of SETsquared’s expert mentoring and guidance.”
Chris Jackson, Kelda Technology

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