Devon’s cathedral city has big plans. It is witnessing more digital tech firms moving in and more startups launching.
The Met Office has been headquartered here since 2003, while Crowdcube, the UK’s leading crowdfunding platform, is based at the University of Exeter’s Innovation Centre.
Another supportive hub exists at the Exeter Science Park. Incubators include Being There, a robotics collaboration between five universities. Exeter City Futures is also active in the city. Meanwhile, Exeter Mathematics School is delivering skills for the future. The highly acclaimed school requires students to study A-level maths and either physics or computer science at A level.
A lot happened in Exeter last year. Perhaps most exciting was the building of the Met Office’s new £97 million supercomputer. In 2016, ExeterWeb became TechExeter, a community with more than 600 members, and held its first conference. TechExeter’s sister community Digital Exeter is also growing steadily.
Elsewhere, Cyber Security Awareness Week was launched complementing the work of the South West Cyber Security Cluster at Exeter Science Park. Exeter’s largest co-working space the Generator also expanded by popular demand.
In April 2017, Space Apps will come to Exeter in collaboration with the Met Office to solve challenges set by NASA.
Like Minds conference returns to Exeter in September after travelling to Bristol, London and New York. What’s more, plans proposed by Westwood and the Eden Project will engage the agritech and foodtech industry in Exeter.
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