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University and leading British surf brand seek wetsuit recycler

A pioneering inventor is being sought to create recycled and recyclable wetsuits.

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From engineering to IT: 1,000 Exeter students become apprentices

University of Exeter apprentices have helped Exeter College celebrate sending its 1,000th apprentice to hundreds of employers around the city.

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Moth larvae testing firm wins grant

A spinout company, which provides moth larvae for use in scientific testing – reducing the need for tests on mice and rats – has won a £100,000 grant.

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Exeter software company aims to disrupt holiday home rentals industry

A disruptive software company which aims to revolutionise the holiday homes rentals industry is the latest fast-growth, high tech firm to move into Exeter Science Park Centre.

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KOMPAS secures €50k as the overall winner of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative

Exeter graduate and SETsquared Exeter member, Tom Charman with his startup, KOMPAS, recently scooped €50k at this year’s Money 20/20 conference in Copenhagen, as the overall winner of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative.

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Leading the way in world health innovation

On 13 July, delegates gathered at the Flybe Training Academy for the ExIST (Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology) quarterly event with a theme of Smart Healthcare.

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University of Exeter helps celebrate the top 150 businesses in the South West

Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Innovation and External Engagement spoke to more than a hundred business leaders at the official launch of this year’s Western Morning News Annual Business Guide, a publication celebrating the top 150 businesses in the region. The University of Exeter was among the sponsors of this year’s guide.

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Exeter Students collaborate with new Innovation Centre Company

Two University of Exeter computer science masters students are working with new Innovation Centre Company, BAR Associates Ltd. The collaboration has enabled the company to access a high calibre knowledge base provided by the students with the opportunity to experience an innovative forward-thinking company such as BAR.

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Exeter graduates highlighted at prestigious awards

Four Exeter graduates were recently featured at the prestigious Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award semi-finals.

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‘BEEHAVE’ project wins innovation award

A project which helps protect bees has won the 2017 BBSRC Innovator of the Year award for Social Impact.  

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New technique could revolutionise manufacturing of vital safety equipment

An innovative new technique to use graphene to produce the ultimate photodetectors could revolutionise the manufacturing of vital safety equipment, such as radiation and smoke detection units.

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Exeter's new partnership with Arix Bioscience to boost South West Healthcare ventures

The University of Exeter has secured a significant collaboration with a leading global healthcare company that could provide a funding boost to pioneering medical innovations across the South West.

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Startup bus to drive in free business support on campus

The NatWest startup bus will shortly be arriving at its next destination, the University of Exeter campus.

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High-tech Exeter start-up takes on Canary Wharf to pitch to corporate giants

One of Exeter’s most exciting high-tech, high growth potential startups showcased to big name corporates including EDF Energy, Rolls-Royce and Samsung for the chance to have its product adopted by the business giants at KPMG in Canary Wharf, London, recently (25 May).

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Students launch green phone-charging firm

An eco-friendly phone charging network is being launched by three engineering students from the University of Exeter.

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Brain in Hand tech helps university reach prestigious awards

Exeter based Brain in Hand have assisted De Montfort University in successfully shortlisting for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs) in the category of Outstanding Student Services Team.

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From a University ski trip to securing investment for a new beer brand

Tom Jordan and Jesse Wilson have secured investment for Jubël, their unique and innovative beer.

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SETsquared Exeter company secures significant funding for cow fertility tracker

SETsquared Exeter company secures significant funding for cow fertility tracker

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Forget sharp suits and shoulder pads – good leaders should only look like their staff

Forget sharp suits and shoulder pads – for most employees the ideal leader actually looks exactly like them, not the designer-clad employer often portrayed in TV or films, according to a new study.

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Ethical business practice can flourish in nations with serious corruption problems, research shows

Ethical business practice can flourish even in countries with widespread corporate corruption problems, research shows.

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Brexit negotiations crucial for future UK energy supplies and nuclear safeguards

Energy policy offers the UK and EU an important opportunity to develop new models of partnership and common ground imperative to the UK’s future, according to a new Chatham House paper.

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‘Good vibrations’ no longer needed for speakers as new research encourages graphene to talk

A pioneering new technique that encourages the wonder material graphene to “talk” could revolutionise the global audio and telecommunications industries.

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Exeter entrepreneurs on exclusive list of top 50 honoured at House of Commons

Eight entrepreneurs from Exeter celebrated being announced within the top 50 entrepreneurs of global number one university business incubator, SETsquared at the House of Commons.

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Exeter Science Park and local businesses honoured at prestigious event

The Exeter Science Park alongside SETsquared Exeter company, Custodian Solutions were honoured at the prestigious Exeter Living awards recently held at the University of Exeter’s, Great Hall on 6 April.

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Pioneering digital mapping specialists relocate to the Innovation Centre

Mapyx Limited is one of the latest clients to relocate at the Innovation Centre. The team provide Geographic Information Solutions (GIS) for personal users, search and rescue, education, military and commercial customers.

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New ultrafast flexible and transparent memory devices could herald a new era of electronics

An innovative new technique to produce the quickest, smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent applications could pave the way for a future golden age of electronics.

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Devon Hospitals Race Ahead to Hit Target on Women on Boards

Devon health trusts are setting the pace for representation of women at the top of the NHS. The local hospital trusts have hit the official target for women on NHS boards three years ahead of schedule.

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Exeter Bioscientist on exclusive list of top 50 entrepreneurs honoured at House of Commons

A Biosciences expert from the University of Exeter is celebrating after being honoured as one of an exclusive group of leading entrepreneurs, at a special ceremony at the House of Commons.

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Innovation Centre client holds Minecraft Marathon to mark World Autism Awareness Week

To celebrate the conclusion of World Autism Awareness Week, 27 March–2 April 2017, Innovation Centre based, Brain in Hand are holding a Minecraft marathon.

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Exeter alumna nominated for outstanding contribution to women and STEM

An Exeter alumna who recently graduated with distinction for her MBA has been featured for her outstanding contribution to women and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Exeter Science Park appoints CEO

The Board of Exeter Science Park has announced the appointment of Dr Sally Basker as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr Basker will take up the new role on 3rd April.

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£25m fund could boost high-tech South West projects

Hi-tech South West businesses could be boosted by a new investment fund worth up to £25 million.

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Event gets hands on with the latest VR tech for business

On Tuesday 14 March, the Innovation Centre hosted a virtual reality event jointly organised by the University of Exeter’s MBA course and Tech Exeter.

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Science Park Centre client supports Devon law firm to earn prestigious cyber security certification

Cyber security compliance company, Securious who are based at the Science Park Centre have supported a leading law firm in Devon to achieve a prestigious cyber security certification.

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Student Start-up Awards recognise excellence in entrepreneurship

On 9 March the University held its second annual ‘Student Start-up Awards.’ The awards recognise the success and dedication of students to Exeter’s Think:Try:Do programme and their start-ups.

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More South West firms to use space technology and science thanks to new funding

Small businesses will be able to exploit the technology developed for space exploration thanks to a new project led by the University of Exeter funded by the UK Space Agency. 

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Exploring the economic value of trees’ social and environmental benefits

The social and environmental outputs of woodlands play a much broader role in the economy than is often recognised, according to a new Research Report by the University of Exeter for the Forestry Commission.

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New research could trigger revolution in computer electronics manufacturing

A pioneering new technique to produce cutting-edge, versatile microchips could revolutionize the speed, efficiency and capability of the next generation of computers.

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New energy saving clients to host Thought Leadership Event

Minibems, who offer a holistic control and monitoring platform, delivering significant energy and carbon reductions in complex heat network environments, are one of the latest clients to join the community at the Innovation Centre.

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Exeter companies to present at medical showcase

On 2 March, Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), supported by West of England, Kent, Surrey, Sussex Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), and South West AHSN will host their first annual investment showcase in Central London.

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GW4 joins industry partners to develop ‘first of its kind’ supercomputer

GW4 Alliance, together with Cray Inc. and the Met Office, has been awarded £3m by EPSRC to deliver a new Tier 2 high performance computing (HPC) service for UK-based scientists.

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Commercialisation funding will develop a new standard in fluorescence microscopy

A Collaboration between Oxford University and the University of Exeter, led by Dr Alex Corbett, will enhance the commercial impact of a new tool in fluorescence microscopy.

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African founded software specialist relocates to Exeter

Following five successful years in Malawi, Africa, software development specialist Revel Innovation has relocated its head office to the Exeter Science Park Centre.

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CEO of Unilever helps mark the fifth birthday of the University of Exeter’s One Planet MBA

Experts and leaders of industry are celebrating the fifth birthday of a pioneering University of Exeter course which helps talented business professionals address the global challenges of our time.

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Alumni event to boost entrepreneur network in London

On 26 July, Exeter hosted its first University of Exeter Entrepreneurs Network event at Runway East, Shoreditch, London. The Think:Try:Do team welcomed around 50 attendees for an informal evening of networking, idea-sharing and a panel discussion with an all-star roster of guests to discuss contemporary challenges facing entrepreneurs and start-up ventures.

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Mobile phone charging network wins Shell LiveWIRE award

ChargedUp from Innovate Energy, headed up by Hugo Tilmouth, Hakeem Buge and Chris Aoun have been awarded the acclaimed Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future award. Recent masters graduates in Renewable Energy Engineering from the University of Exeter, they were singled out for ChargedUp, their innovative mobile phone charging network. ChargedUp uses power from green energy suppliers allowing users to pick-up and drop-off batteries, to keep their phones ChargedUp, from a network of locations in towns and cities.

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KOMPAS selected as one of the Top 500 Deep-Tech companies

KOMPAS, a start-up created by Exeter graduates has been selected as one of the companies invited to the Hello Tomorrow conference in Paris, talking about the future of mobility within Artificial Intelligence. This comes, after recently securing a commercial partnership with Visa, and winning €50,000 in the annual Visa Everywhere Initiative. Their co-founder and CEO Tom Charman, has also been recently shortlisted for the Future Face of Innovation and Technology.

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