ICT & Digital

We're a place where great ideas are shaping things to come. With SETsquared, the global No.1 university incubator developing the entrepreneurs of tomorrow right here and access to thousands of high-tech companies within the M3 sci-tech corridor - digital-tech is our future.


Our competitive advantage:

  • Access to six universities provides a wealth of emerging talent.
  • A healthy mix of homegrown businesses and multi-nationals, from hardware distributors and software developers, to digital storage and trust & security firms are already here, employing 5,300 people.
  • Vital support available for for high-tech start-ups through the SETsquared partnership, the global No.1 university business incubator and enterprise collaboration between Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey universities. Basingstoke lies at the centre of all five.
  • Supporting the development of the next generation 5G - our 5G emulator is helping companies to test new technologies and products against 5G.
  • Home to the Google Developer Group for Surrey and Hampshire.
  • With a high concentration and growth rate of digital businesses Basingstoke has been identified as an important location for the UK's creative sector.

"As we have grown, we've considered other locations such as Reading and Slough but found that retention of our staff - 35% drawn from the Basingstoke talent pool - made Basingstoke the right choice for us."

Gary Lane
Senior Vice President - New Voice Media

Who’s here?

  • Adare International Limited
  • Axians
  • Barracuda Networks
  • Centerprise International Ltd
  • Exertis
  • Exertis Hammer PLC
  • Fujitsu
  • Hawkeye
  • Hitachi Europe Ltd
  • Kofax London Holdings Ltd
  • Motorola
  • NewVoice Media Limited
  • Novatel Wireless (UK) Ltd
  • Omnitek
  • Sony
  • Tech Data Limited
  • Trustwave
  • UL
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Who's here?

Regarded nationally and internationally as a desirable place to do business, there's a real energy here that comes from such a dynamic business community.

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23-Aug-2019

#VFS20: THE FESTIVAL OF INNOVATION

The fastest growing innovation programme in the south is back with it's next big annual showcase on 27 March 2020 at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

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Great to see #Basingstoke appear in the top ten cities for IT careers in the UK according to CompTIA.https://t.co/iBgVRwRPcs#BasingstokeBiz

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06-Aug-2019

Inspire Business Awards

The Inspire Business Awards 2019 is now open for entries

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