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The University of Surrey 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) helping the UK take the lead in the global 5G race
26 March 2018

The University of Surrey 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) helping the UK take the lead in the global 5G race

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced the winners of Phase 1 of the UK National 5G Test Beds and Trials programme that will provide major showcases for applications of 5G in important sectors of the UK economy

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Funding opportunity for new projects
23 March 2018

Funding opportunity for new projects

Enterprise M3 is delighted to announce the launch of the Enterprise M3 Growth Fund to support opportunities and address constraints that may be holding back growth across our area. This round of funding is exclusively focused on those projects that can be substantially delivered in 2018/19.

Since 2012, Enterprise M3 has used its Growing Enterprise Fund and Local Growth Fund to support transformational projects that will help to see our economy grow and flourish. To date, we have made over £100m of funding available across Hampshire and Surrey and this is delivering vital jobs, new homes and business growth.

The next 12 months will see the publication of Enterprise M3’s Local Industrial Strategy which builds upon the foundations set out in the Strategic Economic Plan and we want to use this opportunity to kickstart activities that will support our future priorities. There is an urgency to press ahead with plans that will make an impact on our economy and expressions of in

Enterprise M3 is recruiting – Assistant Director Operations (maternity cover)
20 March 2018

Enterprise M3 is recruiting – Assistant Director Operations (maternity cover)

Enterprise M3 is recruiting for an exciting maternity cover opportunity to lead Enterprise M3’s operational activity over the next 12 months. Working with Enterprise M3’s senior management team, you will play a critical role in the integration and expenditure of nearly £250m of capital funds, ensuring that £70m is made available to support the economy across Hampshire and Surrey within the next year. You will also lead and manage the operational support team to ensure that the strong reputation for which Enterprise M3 is known is maintained and further enhanced, ensuring that the collaborative nature of Enterprise M3 is always placed centre stage.

 

In addition to experience in managing complex projects/programmes, you will be an experienced senior manager with proven leadership abilities and an ability to manage and influence and diverse range of stakeholders. You will also have excellent communication skills, strong political judgment and enjoy working in a fast paced.

A great BASE for business
14 March 2018

A great BASE for business

A thriving enterprise hub has been officially launched as part of the £50 million regeneration of a former army garrison in East Hampshire.

BASE Bordon Innovation Centre at Broxhead House, Bordon, brings together innovators, entrepreneurs and collaborators in a collaborative workspace setting.

Already home to 12 businesses, the former officers’ mess has been transformed into 34 offices, co-working space, a business lounge and meeting rooms, offering customers an impressive environment with inclusive business growth support.

Current occupiers specialise in a range of sectors which include aerospace, software, engineering, telecoms and digital media, generating high-value local jobs.

The project was delivered by Homes England and supported by Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and

THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SNOW BUSINESS AT VENTUREFEST SOUTH 2018
14 March 2018

THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SNOW BUSINESS AT VENTUREFEST SOUTH 2018

  • Over 500 people attended, despite UK’s biggest snowstorm in 8 years

  • 35 entrepreneurs battled for over £10m worth of investment

  • 20 young entrepreneurs pitched in the Young Entrepreneurs Village

  • 40 support organisations offered free advice and support

  • 17 expert speakers from across the UK hosted talks

Despite inclement weather, hundreds of intrepid innovators, investors and entrepreneurs journeyed to Winchester last Thursday for the second Venturefest South 2018 showcase, dubbed #VFS18.

Over £10 million was at stake as 35 entrepreneurs pitched their businesses to investors. The day featured a keynote address from Seraphim Capital’s Managing Partner, James Bruegger who talked about the fund’s investment in space, as well as a new Young Entrepreneurs Village and Open Mic competition.

Chris Allington, Chair of Venturefest South, said:

“I think it was a tribute to how Venturefes

The University of Surrey 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) helping the UK take the lead in the global 5G race
13 March 2018

The University of Surrey 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) helping the UK take the lead in the global 5G race

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced the winners of Phase 1 of the UK National 5G Test Beds and Trials programme that will provide major showcases for applications of 5G in important sectors of the UK economy.  We are delighted to see that the 5GIC is working closely with three of the test beds announced. These new test beds will build on the pioneering work done by 5GIC which has been supported from its inception by Enterprise M3 with a £5m investment from the Government’s Local Growth Fund.

 

The 5GIC is the largest open innovation centre for 5G development in the world. The centre has 26 corporate members and 250 small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) in its wider network.  Supported from the beginning by the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, 5GIC established the UK’s first dedicated SME small scale 5G test facility at the Basingstoke Hub, and more recently the world’s first 5G digital creative hub for the internationally

Enterprise M3 Growth Hub, G3 and Rangewell Run Successful Access to Funding Event for Gaming Sector
13 March 2018

Enterprise M3 Growth Hub, G3 and Rangewell Run Successful Access to Funding Event for Gaming Sector

Accessing funding to help scale or start a business can be challenging for anyone, but it is a particular barrier to success for gaming entrepreneurs.

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Growth Hub & Test Valley Borough Council Educate Businesses on GDPR
09 March 2018

Growth Hub & Test Valley Borough Council Educate Businesses on GDPR

The Enterprise M3 Growth Hub and Test Valley Borough Council have completed a successful series of events to educate Test Valley businesses on the implications of GDPR for their businesses.

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SETsquared is ranked the World's Top Business Incubator
02 March 2018

SETsquared is ranked the World's Top Business Incubator

he independent ranking, by UBI Global, has confirmed SETsquared’s pre-eminence as ‘number one’ in its field, having maintained its world-leading position since 2015.

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