Partners 2020-07-24T18:25:14+01:00

Our Partners


University of Bristol

Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 5% of universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2019.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which evaluates universities’ research, Bristol was confirmed as a world leader, with 83% of research rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

The University works in close partnership with Unit DX to support its spin-out companies.


The Bristol SETsquared centre, set up by the University of Bristol and based at Engine Shed in the heart of the Enterprise Zone, is the largest of the SETsquared centres and is home to over 80 innovative ventures. A long standing enterprise partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton, and Surrey, SETsquared specialises in growing high-tech start-ups through its world class business incubation programme.

SETsquared works in partnership with Unit DX to provide business support services to our members.


Bristol BioDesign Institute (BBI) places the University of Bristol among the forerunners of synthetic biology research, teaching and innovation.The institute brings together BrisSynBio, a UK Synthetic Biology Research Centre, and the SynBio Centre for Doctoral Training. This is delivered through multidisciplinary research which brings together postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, academics, policy makers and industry, whilst also engaging the public with emerging solutions to global challenges.

Unit DX works closely with the BBI to support its spin-outs, including running shared events and workshops.


HGF is a firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. The firm specialises in protecting intellectual property for research institutions and businesses ranging from SMEs to multinationals. Sister law firm, HGF Law, has specialist IP solicitors experienced in exploiting and enforcing intellectual property rights.

HGF is a platinum partner of Unit DX and provide workshops on IP law, as well as sponsorship to further support Unit DX members.


VWV are an award-winning law firm with national recognition for their sector-focused approach and direct their skill, energy and expertise towards understanding clients in the sectors they operate. Their 400-strong team, located across offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham, brings a wealth of sector expertise and professionalism.

VWV is a platinum partner of Unit DX and provide a lawyer-in-residence service, as well as sponsorship to further support Unit DX members.

Corrigan Associates

Corrigan Associates provides high-quality accountancy and business advisory services geared towards the needs of growing businesses and other ambitious organisations and individuals. They work with organisations who share their appetite to change and grow within their sector, and also provide tax advice and strategic corporate planning as well as outsourced accounting and virtual FD services.

The partnership allows our members access to regular workshops and free advice from a trusted partner, as well as sponsorship to further support the Unit DX community.

Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers

Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers is an independent, Chartered insurance broker based in the South West. Specialising in the Life Science sector, they understand the unique risks you face and are able to provide a tailored insurance solution.

Our partnership with Hayes Parsons allows members access to advice and support from our trusted insurance partner, in addition to their claims management and risk management service.


GrantTree’s is one of the UK’s leading grant and public funding consultancies. Over nine years, GrantTree’s team of 50 engineers, scientists and consultants have raised over £130million for its 600+ strong client base.

GrantTree delivers a suite of grant funding services supporting seasoned grant winners and first-time applicants alike across a complete range of technology areas and markets.

Green Jay

Green Jay is a HR consultancy specialising in developing and implementing proactive and pragmatic talent management strategies. They ensure that their clients remain agile and maintain their competitive advantage through attracting, engaging, developing and retaining the brightest talent.

Our partnership with Green Jay allows our members to access workshops and drop-in sessions, tailored to their HR needs.

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Lightholm Consulting

Lightholm Consulting provides expertise in proposal writing, project management, business improvement and grant funding for technology, engineering, and research companies.

Our partnership with lightholm allows our members access to free advice and workshops on grant funding and project management.

Invest Bristol & Bath

Invest Bristol & Bath is the investment promotion agency for the Bristol and Bath region, part of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership and supported by the region’s four Local Authorities. They support foreign direct investment, UK national companies and those companies already in the region as they grow and expand, with hands on advice and intelligence.

Invest Bristol and Bath help to support companies looking to relocate to the region and supports our efforts to grow Bristol’s scientific sector.

University of Cambridge JBS

Cambridge Judge Business School is the business school of the University of Cambridge, consistently ranked as one of the top business schools. The Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School runs Ignite, an intensive, one-week training programme for aspiring entrepreneurs and corporate innovators to trial and prepare business ideas for the commercial environment.

Our partnership with the Judge Business School means that Unit DX members can access the Ignite programme at a discounted rate.

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