David 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.