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A win for Build Solar at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards

Build Solar, an innovative spin-out company from the University of Exeter, lead the way at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards with a win in the "Innovation - Tomorrow's Contribution to Sustainability" category for their impressive new product Solar Squared, a multifunctional glass brick.

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Innovative technology centre opening at Oceansgate development

A new centre for marine innovation, based at Plymouth’s Oceansgate development, is now up-and-running thanks to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding.

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Graphene unlocks new potential for ‘smart textiles’

The quest to create affordable, durable and mass-produced ‘smart textiles’ has been given fresh impetus through the use of the wonder material Graphene.

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Renewing Renewables

An experienced group of renewables installers and experts gathered last week at Mount Pleasant Eco Park in Porthtowan to consider a major new topic: can business leaders in Cornwall use its status as a hub for renewable energy generation to develop new services for the renewal of defunct, broken or out-of-date renewable energy infrastructure?

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Introduction to Entrepreneurialism

Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are key catalysts of culture change. With this in mind, on 28 November, 31 early career academics from multiple disciplines gathered at the Southgate Hotel in Exeter to take part in an Introduction to Entrepreneurialism workshop. The event was held by Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) and facilitated by Dr Simon Brown and Alan Scrase of P2T Consulting.

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Exeter experts help in hunt for new antibiotic drugs

Exeter scientists are part of an international team helping to find new antibiotic drugs to treat killer infections.

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Exeter graduate entrepreneurs secure distribution with supermarket giant

Exeter graduates and Co-Founders, Jesse Wilson and Tom Jordan are no strangers to the world of business, having quit regular jobs to pursue the dream of running their own craft beer company, Jubel. Just one year since they launched, they have secured distribution in more than 600 Sainsbury’s stores in four countries.

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Leading social mobility expert joins University of Exeter

One of the foremost experts on social mobility in Britain has been appointed as a Professor at the University of Exeter.

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Students find way to make oxygen on Mars

University of Exeter students have found a way to produce oxygen on Mars, earning a gold medal at a prestigious competition.

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Wonky Soup delivers delicious solution to food waste at Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend returned to Exeter last weekend, bringing with it a surge of talent, passion and a true sense of community. Eighty participants attended the event during which they learnt how to conceive, validate and startup a business over the course of a weekend. 30 pitches were delivered and 8 teams formed, showcasing a broad range of ideas from sporting apps to printing services and creating soup from surplus vegetables.

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Event marks closer ties between University of Exeter and museums in Cornwall

University of Exeter academics and experts looking after Cornwall’s historic treasures will collaborate to shed more light on Cornwall’s unique history and help local museums thrive.

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Boost for Exeter’s construction workforce

The construction sector across Greater Exeter is set to benefit from additional support to help attract, retain and upskill its workforce.

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Public must help shape ‘smart cities’

The public must play a key role in the ongoing “smart cities” revolution, researchers say.

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Over 70 investors gather to hear scale-up investment opportunities from promising UK tech companies

Five innovative UK high-tech scale-up companies got the opportunity to pitch for investment at the inaugural Scale-Up Investor Breakfast Briefing event, hosted by SETsquared, in London’s Pall Mall on 3 October.

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Join regional businesses to tackle water and data challenges

The Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab (Impact Lab) has united the Eden Project, the Met Office, South West Water and the Environment Agency to develop the Water Resilience Challenge, which launches with a free and fully-catered, two-day hackathon-style ‘bootcamp’ on 6-7 November at Exeter Science Park.

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Stunning virtual tour of exoplanets wins prestigious award

A stunning virtual reality documentary that allows budding astronomers and space enthusiasts to explore the exotic worlds orbiting distant stars has been honoured with a special pan-European award.

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Engineering expert secures prestigious RAEng Industrial Fellowship

An Engineering expert from the University of Exeter has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship to help pioneer better and more reliable flight control systems for unmanned aerial vehicles.

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App developed by Exeter graduate could transform how we network

An app developed by an Exeter graduate has recently launched on both the Apple and Android app stores. When meeting someone in person, Intro transforms how we network by seamlessly converting that physical relationship into a digital one.

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Singling out “rising stars” in companies could demotivate staff, research shows

Firms who fast-track individuals to leadership positions and identify “rising stars” risk demotivating their employees, a study shows.

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Welcome to new ESA Ambassador – preparing to launch new ideas

This month, we welcome Donna Lyndsay to the team. Donna is the new European Space Agency (ESA) Business Applications Regional Ambassador for South West England and South Wales. She is keen to introduce SMEs supported by SETsquared to the ESA Business Applications funding programme.

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Entrepreneur networking event focuses on business with purpose

Earlier this month, Exeter hosted the third edition of its University of Exeter Entrepreneur Network event at Hangar 58, Runway East, Shoreditch. Exeter’s Student Startup Support team welcomed attendees for an evening of networking and ideas sharing. This event also featured a panel discussion around the theme of B-Corp.

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Tevi supports new circular economy initiative for Cornish businesses

Businesses from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly gathered at the University of Exeter campus, Penryn today for the 2018 Circular Economy Summit.

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Multi-million-pound project will put Devon at the forefront of solving global environmental and big data challenges

A £6.4 million initiative to boost Devon’s expertise in solving future global environmental and big data challenges has formally launched in Exeter - The Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab (Impact Lab).

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Workshy bosses breed contempt and abuse in the workforce, research shows

Workshy bosses can promote a contemptuous attitude amongst their staff - leading to anger, frustration and abuse in the work place, new research has shown.

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Double award nomination success for pioneering waiting times app

An app which gives people real-time information about their local urgent NHS services has been shortlisted in two of the most prestigious national awards: the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards and the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

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Research shows that more companies should treat diversity as part of business strategy

The majority of the UK’s largest companies have adopted policies on boardroom diversity but their reporting to stakeholders needs to improve. 

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J.P. Morgan and University of Exeter partner to offer UK’s first financial services apprenticeship with Russell Group degree

Building on the success of its established apprenticeship scheme, J.P. Morgan is partnering with the University of Exeter to deliver Financial Services Apprenticeships to degree level. 

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New University of Exeter Business School centre opened by Dame Ellen MacArthur

Record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, has officially marked the opening of a new centre at the University of Exeter Business School, which is dedicated to tackling some of the world’s greatest social and economic challenges.

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Dame Ellen MacArthur to launch new University of Exeter Business School centre dedicated to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges

Record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, will launch a new University of Exeter Business School centre dedicated to addressing the world’s greatest social and economic challenges.

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SETsquared set to contribute £26.9 billion to UK economy and 22,000 jobs by 2030

The SETsquared Partnership will contribute £26.9 billion to the UK economy by 2030, independent research has found.

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Startup Weekend: much more than starting up a business

Startup Weekend returns to Exeter this October and with expert mentors and judges, including scientist and entrepreneur, Sawsan Khuri, it could be the most exciting to date!

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Exeter graduate business expands phone charging network

A green energy phone charging network, ChargedUp created by University of Exeter graduates has expanded its availability and is now available in forty venues across London.

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Mindfulness training for prisoners set to transform Kenyan jails

A project which has transformed the lives of hundreds of Kenyan prisoners through teaching them mindfulness is set to expand, potentially leading to fundamental changes to the country’s jail system.

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Nature holds key to nurturing green water treatment facilities

The quest to develop greener and more affordable methods to treat wastewater has taken a new, innovative twist.

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Exeter part of £5million programme to maintain UK’s status as global leader in offshore renewables

The University of Exeter is part of national consortium awarded £5million to bring together a network of academic,

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Scientists use ‘funnel-vision’ to pioneer cheap and efficient solar energy

Scientists have developed a pioneering new technique that could unlock new methods of making solar energy more efficient.

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University Crowdfunder receives another boost

The University of Exeter’s recent crowdfunding campaign to help student entrepreneurs stay in the city after graduation, has received another boost from experienced businessman, entrepreneur and industrialist, Bijan Sedghi.

 

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Cyber 101 Bootcamp may head to the South West

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the region, Cyber 101 which helps cyber startups and scaleups to improve their business success and access customers and investors, has an opening to run a programme in Exeter.

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Developing business and management acumen

Some people avoid starting a degree because they don’t want to embark on full-time study, or are worried about the costs involved. An alternative route is a degree apprenticeship, which allows you to earn and have a full-time job while studying.

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Renaming of project that supports business and the environment

A business support project to grow business and the environment has recently been renamed. Tevi, the Cornish for growth is the new name of the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) project, previously known as Environmental Growth for Business (EG4B).

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University Crowdfunder races past £12k thanks to Eagle One

A University Crowdfunding Campaign to help student entrepreneurs stay in the city after graduation

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WaveSub successfully installed at FaBTest

UK wave technology development company Marine Power Systems (MPS) has successfully installed its prototype WaveSub.

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Exeter entrepreneurs look to North America after graduating from leading AI Programme

Two entrepreneurs who co-founded their business whilst studying at the University of Exeter are venturing on new ground as they extend their city exploration app, KOMPAS to the west coast of America.

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Scaleup Programme reaches next stage

Yesterday, local SMEs met with members of the SETsquared Scaleup Initiative. The scheme which launched earlier this year, will unite innovative SMEs with academics enabling them to grow their research and gain strong impact with the support of a partner institution, such as the University of Exeter.

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University of Exeter academic honoured for research shaping new national data on police use of force

A University of Exeter expert’s work on a new national reporting system on the use of force for all 43 police forces in England and Wales has earned her a major award.

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£25 million South West Institute of Technology plan reaches funding bid final

A multimillion pound bid to revolutionise digital technology education across the South West has reached the final phase

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City Science, Exeter University & Hoare Lea join forces to revolutionise transport planning using Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

City Science are leading a £1m project to deliver digital twin technology that will seamlessly manage complex operations around congested transport networks and building energy management. The project will be delivered in partnership with the University of Exeter and Hoare Lea. 

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New centre will boost entrepreneurship in Exeter

A new centre to drive entrepreneurship amongst University students and graduates is being set up in the Innovation Centre, situated on the University of Exeter Streatham campus.

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The University of Exeter launches new programme to power high-growth UK companies

The University of Exeter, as part of the SETsquared Partnership, today launched a programme to enable some of the UK’s best tech

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Goonhilly lands £24 million investment enabling global expansion

Investment in Goonhilly Earth Station will include building a private global deep space network.

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Student Startup Manager receives prestigious teaching award

Emily Davies, Student Startup Manager for Think:Try:Do, the Student Startup Programme at the University has received an award for ‘Best Employability Support’ at Exeter’s Teaching Awards.

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Experts discuss a new international vision for Devon post-Brexit at Exeter event

An MP and foreign policy experts will discuss how Devon communities and companies can have influence around the world

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Global automotive technology firm chooses Exeter Science Park to grow

Global software as a service developer, Eight Technology (with its Dealerweb Showroom and React platforms) is the first company to have signed to move into the ‘grow-on’ buildings at Exeter Science Park to accommodate its expanding team.

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Success after success as SETsquared is shortlisted for THELMA award

The SETsquared Partnership has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award (THELMA) for the most innovative and original initiative in knowledge exchange or knowledge transfer in the UK. This comes fresh off the back of being ranked Global No 1 University Business Incubator for the second time in February this year.

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Exeter alumna and co-founder of KOMPAS gives TEDx talk in US

Exeter graduate Olivia Higgs (Combined Honours, 2016) recently gave a TEDx talk in Virginia in the US about the role society plays on artificial intelligence (A.I).

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Exeter entrepreneur founds bespoke surfboard company

Duncan Lyster, a fourth year physics student at the University of Exeter, has founded his own hand-crafted, wooden surfboard company.

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Exeter student wins Undergraduate of the Year Award

Edward Ashton Johnson, a second year student studying business economics at the University of Exeter has been awarded the L’Oréal Male Undergraduate of the Year award last week.

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Pioneering new Renewable Energy facility opens on Penryn Campus

A pioneering new renewable energy teaching and research centre has officially opened on the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

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Hear from leading Bitcoin developers at University of Exeter event

One of the earliest developers of Bitcoin will explain how the digital currency works and its potential to transform world trade at a University of Exeter event.

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Stunning virtual tour of exoplanets takes its one millionth ‘passenger’.

One million budding astronomers and space enthusiasts have taken a magical tour to explore the exotic worlds orbiting distant stars, through a stunning virtual reality documentary.

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Guardian award for policy-changing research on microplastic pollution

Research that revealed the devastating impact that microplastic pollution could have on the health of humans and wildlife has won a Guardian University Award.

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Cranbrook Education Campus students name Exeter Science Park buildings after inspirational scientists

Exeter Science Park has celebrated another key milestone with a topping out ceremony at its new grow-on buildings, which have been named by primary school students after three of history’s most inspirational scientists.

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From Silicon Valley to the Devonshire Valleys

Murray Reed has recently joined SETsquared Exeter as its new Innovation Manager where he will be supporting SETsquared Exeter members to grow and develop their businesses, together with delivering a new Scaleup Programme to help innovative growth companies to access University R&D, investment, corporate partners and new talent.

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Launch of programme to support scaleup businesses in the region

Last week, SETsquared Exeter hosted the launch of a new Scaleup programme aimed to support and develop scaleup businesses in the region. The event was held at Exeter Science Park and featured SETsquared members and staff from across the five partners (Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey) including business experts and local SMEs.

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Exeter spinout and SETsquared member wins coveted award

Biosystems Technology (BST), a University of Exeter spinout company and SETsquared Exeter member providing ethical alternatives to animal testing has recently received an acclaimed Exeter Living Award in the category of Technology and Innovation.

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Research gives new ray of hope for solar fuel

The quest to develop the ‘Holy Grail’ of affordable, viable and environmentally-friendly fuels using sunlight has taken an exciting new twist.

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Cornish students win £12,500 in national space challenge

Students from two local Cornish schools are celebrating after picking up high profile prizes from the UK Space Agency's SatelLife Challenge.

Now in its second year, SatelLife Challenge aims to support the development of science, data handling and technological skills. Winners of the national challenge could win a share of the £50,000 on offer for themselves and also be invited to present their ideas at the UK Space Agency headquarters.

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Sir Richard Branson surprises Exeter alumnus

Exeter alumnus Tom Charman (Economics and Politics, 2016) got a high profile surprise recently while attending a Virgin Media pitching masterclass.

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Pioneering healthcare entrepreneurs ready their innovations for market

Healthcare innovators from across the South of England gathered together to test out their business ideas in a four-day programme hosted by SETsquared and the Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN).

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Sparking entrepreneurial spirit

Roger Killen has recently joined the University of Exeter in the role of Royal Society, Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR). The prestigious appointment was announced on Tuesday 20 March at the Royal Society’s annual Labs to Riches dinner, with awards presented by Prince Andrew. Roger received the award alongside Professor Rob Lee who will also be based at Exeter.

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Helping Exeter to retain talent and commercialise research

Professor Rob Lee has recently joined the University of Exeter in the role of Royal Society, Entrepreneur in Residence. The prestigious appointment was announced on Tuesday 20 March at the Royal Society’s annual Labs to Riches dinner, with awards presented by Prince Andrew. Professor Lee received the award alongside Roger Killen who will also be based at Exeter.

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New study looking for lithium 'fingerprint' from space

A team of data scientists at the Satellite Applications Catapult is leading a new study, funded by Innovate UK, to see if it is possible to detect a lithium ‘fingerprint’ from space by imaging vegetation and minerals on the ground using satellites.

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Exeter gets two Entrepreneurs in Residence

The University of Exeter now has two Entrepreneurs in Residence, appointed as part of a new Royal Society scheme.

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Space Action Plan targets thousands of new jobs

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership have published a Space Action Plan, looking at how the region can share in the growth of the global space economy, estimated to be worth £400 billion annually by 2030.

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The Rattle makes some noise for entrepreneurial Exeter Alumni

On 6 March, The University of Exeter Student Startup Programme, Think:Try:Do hosted the second Entrepreneurs Network event at The Rattle, Tobacco Dock, London.

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Supporting businesses of the future

The University of Exeter’s Think:Try:Do Student Start-up Programme focuses on identifying and fostering the startup ambitions of Exeter Students and graduates; giving them the chance to develop enterprise and employability skills which all business need as well the opportunity to start their own business. The programme provides training, guidance and support, as well as being able to offer funding opportunities to promote and enable entrepreneurship in Exeter.

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Self-employed happier at work – despite long hours and more uncertainty

New research has identified a key ingredient to securing a happy and fulfilling career - working for yourself.

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University of Exeter research to inform billions of pounds of future government spending

University of Exeter expertise will be used by the Government to inform all major new public spending projects after academics helped to create new decision-making guidelines for politicians and civil servants.

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Exeter Science Park Entrepreneurs excite Director General of BEIS

Entrepreneurs and business leaders from Exeter Science Park have demonstrated the region’s STEMM expertise to Gareth Davies, Director General of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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SETsquared Exeter’s clients increase turnover to £11.5 million

SETsquared Exeter’s latest figures have revealed that client businesses turned over £11.5 million in 2017 and have seen a 30 per cent growth in staff numbers.

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Future Energy Systems conference highlights female leaders in energy system change

A high-profile conference will showcase the work of inspirational women across the energy  sector, to mark international Women’s Day.

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Action-packed week for Exeter apprentices

Apprentices at the University of Exeter will take part in a series of events during National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March 2018).

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Launch of pioneering initiative to develop the next generation of Exeter’s data scientists

The official launch has taken place of a pioneering alliance to develop Exeter’s next generation of data scientists.

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SETsquared partnership ranked as world’s top business incubator

The SETsquared partnership has been ranked as the world’s leading business incubator for its outstanding contribution to developing the next generation of UK tech entrepreneurs.

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Exeter Energy Policy expert plays leading role in key national renewables report

National Audit Office report examines low-carbon heating of homes and businesses and the Renewable Heat Incentive

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SETsquared Exeter reveals latest growth figures

SETsquared Exeter, partner of the world’s number 1 University business incubation service has released growth figures, highlighting an encouraging increase in staff numbers and investment for the region.

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Entrepreneurs are the perfect modern-day corkscrew thinkers

This month we talk to Neil Finnie, Founder of Corkscrew and The Generator Workhub. Neil reveals how he finds himself supporting the world of startups and why entrepreneurs are the modern-day corkscrew thinkers.

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Where is GPS leading us?

From navigation tool to “invisible utility”, the Director of the Royal Institute of Navigation John Pottle joins Guy Buesnal from Spirent Communications Plc to discuss the opportunities and vulnerabilities of GPS.

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Space and technology in the spotlight at Cornwall Lecture

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, one of the UK’s leading space scientists, spoke about the crucial role that Cornwall could play in the next stage of space exploration during a special lecture event.

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Business booms after Dragons’ Den decision

Young entrepreneurs who turned down an offer on TV programme Dragons’ Den now say their business is worth £2.6 million. 

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SETsquared Exeter member announces record breaking year

SETsquared Exeter member, Crowdcube, has announced that 2017 was its most successful year to date.  £130m was invested into pitches on the Crowdcube platform last year – which represents the highest ever investment on any UK platform and a 48 per cent increase on the previous year.

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Using big data to grow small businesses

The University of Exeter is working with the Met Office and other producers of environmental data and R&D to help businesses find new ways to use complex data to create new products and services, in sectors such as environmental resilience, agriculture, marine, smart cities, health and social care, and advanced engineering.

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SETsquared Exeter presents programmes and events to grow and develop business

SETsquared, is the global number one university business incubator and provider of business support at Exeter Science Park. The team run and support a number of programmes and events in the region for SMEs and startup businesses looking to take their business to the next level and seeking ways to grow and develop.

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Exeter startups invited to join award winning programme at Exeter Science Park

Exeter technology startups are invited to join an award winning Entrepreneurs’ Programme at Exeter Science Park next month, delivered on behalf of SETsquared, the global number one university business incubator.

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Data Science at Exeter receives substantial funding boost

The University of Exeter has received a substantial funding boost to help cement its position as one of the UK’s leading centres for data science.

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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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