SETsquared to host Next Tech Wave

SETsquared and UK Space Agency bring big data experts to entrepreneurs and start-ups in Bath

Entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses from the West are being urged to learn about opportunities in ‘big data’ at a free networking event in Bath next month.

The event, called Next Tech Wave, is jointly held by SETsquared, Europe’s top university business incubator, and the UK Space Agency and will bring together some of the country’s leading space related big data SMEs to explore opportunities for start-ups developing new infrastructure, software and services.

Big data has a £10billion global market, including next generation opportunities within the Internet of things, retail and health research sectors.

Colin Baldwin, UK Space Gateway programme manager at UK Space Agency, said: “Many companies wouldn’t necessarily think of the space sector as an answer to help them with developing technology, but we want to show what working with the sector can do for businesses. We want to encourage as many entrepreneurs as possible to take advantage of the opportunity to incorporate this exciting new technology into their start-ups in ways they might not have considered.”

Simon Bond, Innovation Director at SETsquared, said: “This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs, innovators and businesses from across the West to understand how space data can be used to develop products and services. Our hand-picked panel and selection of speakers includes representatives from companies including Democrata and Proteus Geo which are all leading the way with big data and are well-placed to explain the opportunities to innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs.

“There are some great chances for business here, especially as far as big data analytics go. It gives us access to new sources of information including sensors, website visits, open data and satellite-sourced information and imagery.”

The event is happening on Thursday 10 September, from 5.30-8pm, at SETsquared’s Bath Innovation Centre at Broad Quay and is free for entrepreneurs, investors, start-ups, innovation advisors and tech companies.

People wanting to register a place should visit SETsquared’s website.


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