Four of the incubator’s portfolio companies will pitch to investors at the GCV Digital Forum 3.0 following the success of similar competitions at our previous events.

SETsquared, the enterprise partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, has again partnered Global University Venturing to bring four of its portfolio companies to the GCV Digital Forum.

The conference, run together with our sister publication Global Corporate Venturing, will run from January 21 to 27 and SETsquared’s showcase will feature pitches from Data Cubed, Gen3D, SEAB Energy and Vitabeam on January 22.

The companies were selected by SETsquared from its Scale-Up Programme which, apart from the incubator’s five members, also includes Cardiff University.

Bristol-based data analytics technology producer Data Cubed will be represented by founder and chief executive Helen Tanner, while Bath-based Gen3D, which has developed generative design software for additive manufacturing, will be represented by co-founder and chief technology officer Wesley Essink.

Chief executive and co-founder Sandra Sassow will pitch on behalf of London-based SEAB Energy, which markets turnkey anaerobic digestion systems in shipping containers for clients to generate on-site green energy.

Finally, London-based Vitabeam will be represented by chief executive James Millichap-Merrick who will talk through the merits of his company’s biotechnology to enable chemical-free horticulture and reduce food waste.

Tickets for the digital event, a festival of corporate venturing, are on sale at GCVDigitalForum.com now.

The conference will additionally feature a separate pitch session featuring University of California startups also on January 22 and a roundtable discussing best practices in university venturing with speakers such as Jim Wilkinson, Helen McBreen, Moray Wright, Neil Crabb and Victoria Slivkoff on January 26.