NEWS20 March 2024

SETsquared Partnership ranked 3rd in European Start-up Hub study and top for UK and Ireland

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The SETsquared Partnership, which includes SETsquared Surrey based at Surrey Research Park, has ranked top in the UK and Ireland and 3rd in Europe.

The report ranked 125 start-up hubs across 21 European countries using data and feedback from alumni and independent experts, including investors.

The SETsquared Partnership was recognised for its unique collaboration model across six research-intensive universities (Surrey, Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter and Southampton).

It was also praised for the quality of its place-based support for deep-tech start-ups, alongside the scale, expertise, and capabilities that the six universities bring across the South and South West regions of England of the UK.

About SETsquared Partnership

Since its inception in 2002, SETsquared has supported over 5,000 entrepreneurs, helping them to raise £4.4 billion in investment.

The partnership has made a substantial contribution to the UK economy, with its supported companies estimated to have generated £15.7 billion and created 15,600 jobs. This demonstrates SETsquared’s significant role in driving economic growth and innovation across the UK.

A huge congratulations to everyone involved!

A premier business incubator, SETsquared offers comprehensive support programmes tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs and ventures at various stages—from students and academic researchers to tech start-ups and SMEs.

Discover more about SETsquared Surrey

If you’re an entrepreneur looking to give your business a boost, visit check out SETsquared Surrey.

Or see the full FT Ranking.