The Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab is part of a rich ecosystem of organisations with a shared interest in boosting the region’s economy and capabilities through education, collaboration and business engagement.
A non-profit company with a 200-strong team, Business West supports 21,000 businesses to start and grow as well as lobby government on their behalf. This is achieved through a number of initiatives, including Innovate to Succeed and Enterprise Europe Network.
The Foundation provides a flexible and personal way for individuals and organisations to invest in local projects, helping to ensure Devon’s communities thrive. Its philanthropy advice and grant making services are quality assured through UK Community Foundations and endorsed by the Charity Commission.
Achieving an Ofsted rating of ‘outstanding’ in 2014, Exeter College was established in 1970 as the first tertiary college in the UK, and continues to provide tertiary education for around 12,000 students.
Exeter Science Park aims to deliver growth in science, technology, engineering and medicine related enterprise in the region. The Park is set to be cornerstone of a knowledge-based economy which is currently achieving unprecedented growth rates.
Launched by Impact Lab partner Exeter City Futures, Exeter Velocities aims to help make the region energy independent and congestion free by 2025. Beyond that, it aims to help establish and develop businesses contributing to solving the global challenge of urban mobility and energy use.
Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology was founded by Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with Exeter’s leading research and development organisations. The group has come together to showcase science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine in Exeter.
A free growth membership service for Devon businesses, Fast Track to Growth creates opportunities to interact and benefit from expertise in important fields, with free networking events and workshops throughout the year.
The Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership is a strong and dynamic business-led partnership between the private sector, local authorities, universities and colleges. It aims to lead and influence economic growth, job creation and prosperity across the HotSW area.
Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by the UK government. It drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.
The SETsquared Partnership is the enterprise collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. SETsquared supports high tech start-up companies, provides student enterprise and enables academics to maximise the impact of their research.
Smart Sound Plymouth is Britain’s premier proving area for designing, testing and developing cutting edge products and services for the marine sector, and is ideally suited for building and supporting the next generation of advanced marine technologies.
An independent, not-for-profit Community Interest Company providing tailored funding solutions and support for ambitious and innovative small and medium enterprises, to help them achieve their maximum potential.
A collaborative student startup support programme delivered by the Careers and Employability services at the University of Exeter and Exeter Innovation Centre. Think. Try. Do. supports entrepreneurial students, developing their enterprise and employability skills as well the opportunity to start their own business.