University of Exeter Joins SETsquared Partnership
The University of Exeter has joined the SETsquared partnership. The partnership has a considerable track record of achievement in the commercialisation of academic research, stimulating the UK economy and creating jobs through its support for high tech, high growth early stage companies.
Exeter joins the partnership's founder members – the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Southampton and Surrey – which have ten years' experience of driving value from academic research. Over the last five years, it has supported around 650 companies, raised more than £150m in capital and created over 1,000 jobs.
The partnership supports new businesses – both university spin-outs and from the wider community – through its business incubation and acceleration centres, provides support on intellectual property and IP licensing and access to industry specialists. It also works with established industry partners through research collaboration and consultancy. Between them, the 7,000 plus academics at the five universities are responsible for nearly nine per cent of the UK's research budget.
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