Simon Bond

Innovation Director, SETsquared, UK

Simon is the Innovation Director for SETsquared, the award-winning enterprise partnership of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. The Partnership has supported over 1,500 early stage technology companies and helped them to raise over £1.25bn in investment and return over £3.8bn of economic impact to the UK economy overthe last 15 years.

Simon has led the multi-univeristy organisation with dedicated teams for research commercialsiation, student eneterprise and business incubation across since 2014. He is a member of the West of England Business Sdvisory Board, Vice Chairman of Low Carbon South West CIC and, from 2018, a member of the Board of Praxi Auril, world-leading national professional association for public sector knowledge exchange and commercialisation practitioners.