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Alibaba Cloud and Met Office launch Tianchi Data Mining Contest

Deliveries could be made by unmanned balloons around the UK in the future, if entrants to a new competition from Alibaba Cloud and the Met Office are successful.

 

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Tech entrepreneur chooses Exeter Science Park to launch innovative care home software company

A tech entrepreneur from Exeter has developed an innovative dashboard for care home owners to record important information and prove they are achieving assessment standards, subsequently facilitating improved quality of care and increasing profitability.

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Heritage Management MA course boosted by Industry Advisory Group

Leading heritage sector experts met in December for the inaugural meeting of the University of Exeter International Heritage Management and Consultancy MA Industry Advisory Group. The unique new course, launching in September 2018, engages sector specialists at the highest level to ensure the content is in line with the latest innovations and opportunities.

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UK Space Agency launches second mission to back space entrepreneurs of the future

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the SpaceTech Incubation Initiative who are offering up to six promising space technology businesses the chance to participate in an award winning entrepreneurs’ programme on behalf of SETsquared, the global number one university business incubator.

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Cutting-edge robotics firm brings movie credentials to Exeter Science Park

A pioneering robotics firm that is developing a state-of-the-art diagnostic and physical training machine has moved into Exeter Science Park.

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Exeter tech pioneers pitch for investment at SETsquared's Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase

Innovative tech businesses from across Southern England, including Care Systems & Innovation and KOMPAS from Exeter, came together in London yesterday to pitch for £20m of investment to an audience of 150 investors at SETsquared’s annual Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase.

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New business hopes to restore the magic of Christmas

This year at Startup Weekend Exeter, the overall winner was crowned as Santa’s Gift, a novel Christmas business supporting local communities and keeping the magic of Christmas true for children.

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Socially responsible businesses top at Startup Weekend Exeter

Three socially responsible businesses were voted top this weekend at the seventh edition of Startup Weekend Exeter.

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Exeter event to focus on remarkable potential of Blockchain technology

Next week, the Innovation Centre will host a forward-thinking event presented by the multinational cohort from the University of Exeter International Management programme. The event: The Blockchain: Learn how it will affect everything you do within the next 10 years will form part of a series of events under the theme, International Business Resilience, in partnership with The Chartered Management Institute, Exeter Business School and SETsquared.

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Serial tech entrepreneur and Exeter alumnus supports entrepreneurial community

Serial tech entrepreneur and Exeter alumnus, Chris Howard has returned to Exeter this week to support Global Entrepreneurship Week and run a pitch practice session.

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MP praises support for new businesses in Exeter

Exeter Science Park has played host to Ben Bradshaw MP to discuss the business support networks in Exeter that are putting the city on the map as a hub for fast-growth businesses.

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Exeter event invites budding entrepreneurs to sample the startup world and give back to society

Entrepreneurs can pitch ideas about a new concept or product and begin creating their own business at an event in Exeter next month.

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Exeter graduate launches paddle board tracking app

A Geography graduate from the University of Exeter has launched a paddle sports brand based around an app that tracks journeys on the water and provides data on performance.

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Sustainable seafood top of menu for new research group

A new research group will focus on how seafood can be safely and sustainably produced for the world’s growing population. 

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Three Day Startup arrives at Exeter

Three Days, five Universities, fifty students, six mentors, four guest judges, one facilitator, several crates of Red Bull, minimal sleep and seven amazing new businesses in the world! That, in a nutshell, is what took place at the Innovation Centre in Exeter last weekend when 3 Day Startup came to town.

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Think:Try:Do welcomes new Student Startup Manager

This month we welcome the newest arrival to the Think:Try:Do team, Student Startup Manager, Emily Davies.

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Michelmores hosts high-tech startups from Exeter and Bristol

Michelmores Technology and Innovation Unit has been helping leading university business incubator, SETsquared, to showcase some of the most promising upcoming tech startups from Exeter and Bristol.




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Exeter's leaders in business innovation discuss tactics in driving forward business growth

How innovation and collaboration can boost business and the economy was the topic of discussion in the latest of a series of talks; The STEMM Cell @ Exeter Science Park.

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The Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology seeks new Chairperson

A business person with the skills, experience, and passion to help position Exeter as the region’s centre for science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) is being sought to become the new chairperson of the Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST).

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Minibems wins place at UK’s leading innovation show

Minibems, the UK’s leading provider of cloud based heat network control systems and based at the Innovation Centre, has won a place in an exhibition of the most game-changing innovations from businesses across the country at the UK’s leading innovation show in November.

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SETsquared partnership secures funding to grow small businesses

The SETsquared Partnership has secured a government award of £5 million to tackle the challenge of scaling up small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to innovate and grow.

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£11.3m Lottery grant for Dorset County Museum

A museum that works closely with the University of Exeter has been awarded a £11.3m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

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Exeter graduates shine at prestigious awards

Four Exeter graduates were recognized at the prestigious Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award finals last week.

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Exeter's entrepreneurs and academics solving the world energy crisis

Pioneering research at the University of Exeter into solving the world’s energy crisis and improving energy efficiency has been presented to delegates at the first in a series of talks; The STEMM Cell @ Exeter Science Park. 

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Project develops next generation of offshore renewable energy technology

World-leading researchers from the University of Exeter will collaborate with counterparts in China on a pioneering new project to develop the next generation of offshore renewable energy (ORE) technologies.

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Exeter student business to transform restaurant industry

An Exeter student studying IT Management for Business is breaking new ground in the restaurant industry.

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Discover the formula for business growth with the region's leading professionals

A new series of prestigious events with leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and academics from across the region and beyond is being launched by Exeter Science Park this Autumn.

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Exeter company expands platform to improve quality of healthcare worldwide

A SETsquared client based at the Exeter Science Park Centre has expanded the scope of its quality improvement platform that has the potential to improve the quality of healthcare around the world.

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Securious expands at Exeter Science Park Centre as South West investment in cyber security increases

Cyber security compliance company Securious has relocated into larger office space at Exeter Science Park Centre to accommodate its growing workforce.

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Flying high - Rezcomm expands at Exeter Science Park Centre

The leading provider of airport, parking and venue-based reservation commerce, Rezcomm - which began life in North Devon, UK as a traditional travel agency – has upsized its offices at Exeter Science Park Centre as it prepares to quadruple its workforce over the next two years.

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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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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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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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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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