The Intellectual Property Regulation Board

David Bream

DavidBreamphoto-200pxhDavid manages the SETsquared business incubation programme at Southampton University where he guides the development of twenty high growth start-up companies. SETsquared operates at the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey and supports new businesses in all areas of science and technology ranging from medical genetics to laser physics. David established SETsquared in 2002 and it is now recognised as a leading incubation programme. SETsquared was part of the team named as the South East regional winner of the Enterprising Britain competition run by the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR). More recently David has worked with UK Trade and Investment on projects in California and Italy to promote the UK as a base for high growth technology businesses.

David started his career working as a research scientist at Thorn EMI Central Research Laboratories where he developed new signal processing methods for radar systems. He then moved to Digital Equipment Co (DEC) where his career progressed through technical consulting in the area of high performance and high availability computing to business development roles. David’s business development career culminated in winning technical infrastructure projects valued at over £100M.
David has BSc in Physics, MSc in Digital Systems, Diploma in Marketing, an MBA, and is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET).