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The SETsquared Partnership is the enterprise collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.




Business support

Accelerate your business growth


Business incubation and acceleration with SETsquared Exeter

Whether you are an academic, student or regional entrepreneur wanting to start a new business or a regional business owner looking to grow, the SETsquared Exeter community can support you at each stage of your journey. Our SETsquared Exeter community of entrepreneurs enables high-tech businesses to grow and develop business ideas. The community creates an inspiring innovation culture among regional creators, innovators and disruptors and enables the conditions for business growth.

SETsquared Exeter is part of the global number one University/business incubator partnership that has supported more than 1,000 high-tech and high-growth companies, collectively raising over £1billion of investment.

Access specialist expertise

We have a range of sector based research, development and innovation hubs that can work with your business to access specialist expertise, help bring new products and services to market and to access funding. 

  • Marine–i supports businesses in Cornwall in the marine renewables and marine technology sectors, providing access to technology and expertise
  • SW Satellite Applications Regional Centre for Excellence works with business to accelerate growth of satellite applications. The centre focuses on health, the environment, agri-tech and marine applications
  • Spacetech – a start-up accelerator for businesses seeking to create a product or business using satellite data and technology
  • Cornwall Agri Tech links businesses in the agricultural sector with science and technology

Access our ideas

Intellectual Property (IP) is a valuable business asset that can help you establish a competitive edge. Our IP can help you develop new products and services, access new markets and assimilate expertise. You can access our IP by:

Licensing our IP

Our researchers regularly develop new inventions, processes, software, designs and creative projects. We make these available for licensing under both commercial and easy access terms. To view our latest IP catalogue please contact one of our Commercialisation Team for more details.


Collaborating with us as a partner

By partnering with us on a research or consultancy project you will have the opportunity to access our IP on fair and reasonable terms.


Undertaking a KTP

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) enable businesses to improve effectiveness and productivity by accessing new knowledge and expertise. A KTP is a partnership between your business and the University that allows you to employ a high calibre graduate to transfer University expertise to your business. The Government funds either 67% or 50% of the costs of a KTP depending on the size of the business. Contact us to find out more.


Collaborating with one of our spin-out companies

Some of our research leads to the development of new spin-out companies through which we commercialise the IP. The University has a healthy portfolio of spin-out companies and a vibrant pipeline of new opportunities, many of which welcome opportunities to collaborate with other businesses.


Access facilities

Business start up and acceleration facilities

A number of facilities are available via SETsquared Exeter. Please see the SETsquared Exeter website for more information.

Through our SpaceTech initiative we also offer access to facilities at the Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall and access to expertise based at the Tremough Innovation Centre in Penryn.

Meetings and conference facilities

Our Exeter and Cornwall campuses have a wide range of high quality facilities available for businesses to hire, from corporate accommodation to flexible conferencing venues and top class sporting facilities.
Our portfolio of conference and events facilities is managed by Event Exeter.