University of Bath business leader in tech cluster call

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Written by:   | Posted 02-September-2014 10:25

Leaders of a business incubator programme run from the University of Bath are backing a call for closer collaboration between UK tech clusters.

Those involved hope to accelerate further growth and leadership in technology and science.

Director at SETsquared's Innovation Centre at the University of Bath, Simon Bond, said: "It's a case of developing clusters locally to compete globally, and that does require even more collaboration across the UK's technology hotspots to bring together talented entrepreneurs, investors and advisors to help create great companies for Britain."

The drive for stronger links comes as new tech start-ups and entrepreneurs are being urged to enter a competition to find the most innovative new wireless technologies and business ventures.

The annual Discovering Start-Ups competition is organised by SETsquared, which brings together companies connected to the mobile and microelectronics sector around Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, and Cambridge Wireless (CW), the leading community for wireless and mobile technologies.

Chairman of CW, David Cleevely CBE, said: "The success of Discovering Start-Ups is a great example of tech clusters working together to encourage and showcase exciting new innovation and business ideas. While regional UK tech clusters are getting stronger, we should be encouraging closer links to share knowledge, skills and cultivate networking and technology partnerships. What matters is working with like-minded and outward-looking people who recognise the benefits of closer co-operation and want to raise the game for UK Plc."

Now in its fifth year, Discovering Start-Ups 2014 is also supported by Tech City UK, techUK, New Entrepreneurs Foundation and UK Trade and Investment. The finals will be hosted by Deloitte in London in October.

Closing date for entries to Discovering Start-Ups 2014 is August 26 and is open to start-ups and early-stage companies.

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