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Scale-Up Programme

Providing high growth SMEs with a tailored package of support as they scale up, this programme can help develop and support research and development (R&D) projects in collaboration with Scale-Up partner universities.

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The Scale-Up Programme provides access to world-class academics plus their resources and facilities at the SETsquared partner universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, and Cardiff University.

Focused on SME companies, Scale-Up can also help identify appropriate R&D funding calls and provide financial support to ensure a high-quality bid is submitted with the greatest chance of securing funding.


Scale-Up enables and supports access to:

  • world-class academic expertise and facilities
  • support to identify R&D grant funding consortium opportunities
  • financial support to ensure high quality funding bids
  • opportunities for securing investment in innovation
  • networking and industry focussed events
  • peer-to-peer support.

Next steps

We want to hear from you. Tell us the challenges and barriers to growth that you are currently facing, so that we can learn more about your business' needs. Together we can identify opportunities from the Scale-Up Programme, which will support your R&D and growth ambitions.

Contact us

Business enquiries email