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Parliamentary stamp of approval for NPL and SETsquared

Bex Pearce

Bex Pearce

Account Manager

Published Thursday 2nd August 2018

Creative + Integrated strategy + PR

This summer, the Houses of Parliament played host to the launch events of two new exciting services from our clients National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and SETsquared.

We joined NPL as it launched its exciting new Graphene Characterisation Service in partnership with University of Manchester. Graphene is the world's first 2D material, the thickness of a single atom and one million times thinner than human hair.

NPL met with MP Graham Stuart to discuss how this British innovation will further revolutionise global manufacturing. The day cemented a crucial step in the commercialisation of graphene and 2D materials with MP Graham Stuart commenting: "This service will provide the missing link between academia and industry and will revolutionise how graphene is commercialised in years to come." 

We also paid another trip to the capital city to help the multi award-winning university partnership enterprise SETsquared, launch its new £5m Scale-Up Programme at the House of Commons. Aimed at supporting the most innovative high-growth companies across the South of England, the programme tackles the issue of how to ensure more UK tech start-ups develop to become major forces in their field.

Over 20 member companies from SETsquared were there to engage with parliamentarians and tell them about the challenges of starting or scaling a tech business in the UK.