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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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

SETsquared Exeter company secures significant funding for cow fertility tracker

SETsquared Exeter company secures significant funding for cow fertility tracker

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

£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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ground-breaking production method could accelerate worldwide ‘graphene revolution’

Ground-breaking production method could accelerate worldwide ‘graphene revolution’

Exeter academics develop research that could benefit racehorse industry

Two Exeter researchers are developing a technique that has the ability to accurately predict the potential of racehorses, using genetic characteristics. Through the ICURe programme, piloted by the SETsquared Partnership and funded by InnovateUK and HEFCE, they hope to determine the commercial interest of their research.

Devon Companies to take the Fast Track to Growth

Successful business programme Fast Track to Growth is returning for its second year, offering companies from across Devon the chance to benefit from free support to help them grow.

South West business people armed with techniques to combat cyber-crime at cyber security event

Members from Devon and Cornwall Police, Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez and the south west’s business community came together at an event at the Exeter Science Park on Tuesday 6 December, as the region takes a major step forward in the fight against cyber-crime.

Exeter students reach final two in global competition

A team of students from the University of Exeter have reached the final knock-out round of an esteemed international competition, designed to help boost their career potential.

Exeter tech start-ups bid for over £25m at SETsquared’s Accelerating Growth showcase

High-growth tech entrepreneurs pitched for a share of more than £25m backing when they took part in SETsquared’s annual Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase in London last week. (24 November).

Exeter SETsquared members showcase expertise with Apple

This month some of the region’s most disruptive and cutting-edge technology startups showcase their expertise to potential mentors and investors, including an event hosted by Apple.

Exeter supports global event for entrepreneurs

Last week Exeter supported a global event for entrepreneurs featuring thousands of events and competitions in more than 160 countries. Global Entrepreneurial Week aims to inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and investors.

Tech City UK requests help to survey Digital Economy

Tech City UK is calling for anyone who operates in the UK tech sector to contribute to its annual Tech Nation survey looking into the current state of the UK’s digital economy.

New research in Malawi will help to secure raw materials for green technologies.

Pioneering new insights into why high concentrations of some of the most rare and desirable natural elements - vital for the production of vital environmental, digital and security technologies – have been revealed.

Universities unite with industry to foster next generation researchers

The University of Exeter is part of a newly awarded £19 million doctorial training partnership programme with industry leaders.

Exeter-based Simpleware eyes further development following recent acquisition by Silicon Valley software company

Exeter-based 3D image, data visualisation and analysis specialist Simpleware is eyeing further expansion following its recent acquisition by Synopsys, Inc., the world’s 15th largest software firm.

Incubators multiply as Exeter’s tech industry soars

Exeter’s thriving technology sector has driven an increased demand for a network of services and support, which has born a growing array of ‘technology incubators’. These incubators offer a variety of services to aid start-ups, entrepreneurs, and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to research, nurture and launch technology products and services.

Apple hosts high-tech start-ups from Exeter and Bristol

Apple has been helping leading university business incubator, SETsquared, to showcase some of the most promising upcoming tech start-ups from Exeter, Bristol and Southampton.

Call for government investment to strengthen advanced engineering and digital innovation industries

South West England and South East Wales can lead the UK and compete with the world in the areas of advanced engineering and digital innovation, and has called for targeted government investment in these areas.

Pharmaceutical software provider moves to Exeter Science Park Centre

A pharmaceutical software provider for the NHS has relocated to the Exeter Science Park Centre following considerable business growth.

Cornwall Mining Alliance launched

A new group which brings together Cornwall’s mining expertise has been launched in an event at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus.

University key catalyst of economic growth, says Exeter Chancellor

Universities will be the "powerhouses" of economic growth in the South West, predicted Lord Myners, Chancellor of Exeter University at a business summit on Friday.

Venturefest Southwest showcases region's entrepreneurial and innovation expertise

Venturefest Southwest showcases region's entrepreneurial and innovation expertise

Libraries Unlimited and University of Exeter secure £200,000 Arts Council England research grant

A two-year research project to understand the impact of libraries on local communities in Devon has been awarded a £200,000 grant from Arts Council England (ACE).

AI Energy Solutions engineers its way into the Exeter Science Park Centre

An international oil and gas engineering specialist has relocated to the Exeter Science Park Centre to immerse itself in the thriving science and technology community.

Graduate Student Company seeks emerging retail focused tech ventures

An innovative retail focused event connecting technology start-ups and retail experts will be held in London next month.

Planning approval for new bespoke buildings at Exeter Science Park

Plans for new ’grow-on’ space at Exeter Science Park have been given the go-ahead by East Devon District Council, launching 18,500 sq ft of premium office and laboratory space on to the market.

Seedata expands at the Exeter Science Park Centre

Bespoke software company, Seedata, has relocated to the Exeter Science Park Centre in order to expand their rapidly growing business and to explore both national and international collaboration opportunities.

Exeter geographers use games to show festival goers the importance of water management

Revellers at Green Man Festival explored the importance of water and land use management by using a range of games and information boards.

Biological invasions threaten biodiversity, economy and human livelihood in developing countries

Invasions from alien species threaten the economies and livelihoods of residents of some of the world’s poorest nations.

University of Exeter spinout acquired by Synopsys

Simpleware, a University of Exeter spinout, has been acquired by Synopsys, Inc, the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day.

Co-working space at Exeter Science Park provides development opportunities

Canopy, a new co-working space at Exeter Science Park has unveiled a number of business development and networking opportunities available to their members.

International security and risk management specialists secure space at the Exeter Science Park Centre

International risk management specialists, Edson Tiger, have secured space at the Exeter Science Park Centre to make the most of collaboration and innovation opportunities.

Multiple investment opportunities available for aspiring entrepreneurs

The Innovation Centre and Exeter Science Park Centre are supporting and collaborating with partners on a number of exciting business investment opportunities.

Solar energy professor wins top Indian community accolade

A University of Exeter professor and solar energy expert has been honoured for his services to education.

Student led voting advice website most cost effective tool for deciding EU referendum vote.

Leave or Stay, a voting advice website created by first year computer science students has reached a staggering 652,182 unique voters with just £4,982 spent on its development, making it the most cost effective Voting Advice Application (VAA) for the EU Referendum.

Geo-referencing tech firm scoops major new contract

Exeter-based RouteShoot Limited has secured a new 12-month contract to deliver GPS and video capturing software for road safety inspections in Scotland, a contract that will see them collect 372,000km of video footage – the equivalent of a trip to the moon.

SETsquared supports digital healthcare fund launch

SETsquared, the world’s number one university business incubator, of which Exeter is a member, is backing funding for the development of web, mobile and tablet technologies to improve patient care and health service provision.

Exeter Science Park move puts cyber security firm on the map

Cyber security specialist Securious has experienced a boost in business since moving into the Exeter Science Park Centre earlier this year.

Exeter expert delivers talk to UN on ocean plastic pollution

A marine pollution expert from the University of Exeter has given a high level presentation at the United Nations headquarters.

SETsquared wins prestigious THELMA award for ICURe programme

The SETsquared partnership has beaten off tough competition to win the Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAS) for ICURe.

Better information needed to understand extreme weather

Scientists need more credible and relevant information to help communities become more resilient to extreme weather events such as floods.

GraphExeter illuminates bright new future for flexible lighting devices, study shows

Researchers from the University of Exeter have pioneered an innovative new technique to make flexible screens more effective and efficient.

Startup Weekend Contributes to Exeter's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

During 10-12 June the Innovation Centre, University of Exeter and Exeter City Futures welcomed 49 budding entrepreneurs to Devon’s third Startup Weekend. The weekend celebrated Exeter’s diverse and growing entrepreneurial ecosystem by bringing together participants from Exeter, Bristol, London and Tehran.

Exeter digital start-up will pitch to have tech adopted by global corporates

One of Exeter’s most exciting technology start-ups is set to showcase to big name corporates including Dyson, Microsoft and GE Healthcare for the chance to have its product adopted by the business giants.

Veterinary pathologists commission new headquarters at Exeter Science Park

Innovation Centre tenants Torrance Diamond Diagnostic Services (TDDS), a leading veterinary clinical pathology firm have commissioned their own bespoke new ‘grow-on’ building at the Exeter Science Park.

Custodian Solutions wins Global Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Award

Exeter based Custodian Solutions, who are virtual clients at the Innovation Centre have won the 2016 Global Anti-Counterfeiting Award (GAC) for Technology.

Budding Exeter entrepreneurs bid for investment at Global Corporate Venturing Symposium in London

The SETsquared enterprises presented their work to more than 400 corporate venturing business leaders at the prestigious event at the end of May.

Flamingo researcher wins top award

A zoo biologist from the University of Exeter has won a prestigious gold award for his research into flamingo friendships.

Industry leaders in airport ecommerce and reservation systems book in at the Exeter Science Park Centre

Leading airport e-commerce company Rezcomm is moving to Exeter Science Park 

Exeter Science Park Centre named Project of the Year in prestigious property awards

The three-storey building, designed by LHC Architecture + Urbanism, has been named Project of the Year with a value of £2-7 million. 

Dark web experts set up headquarters at the Exeter Science Park Centre

Dark web experts set up headquarters at the Exeter Science Park Centre

Exeter graduate start-up to revolutionise language learning

A University of Exeter graduate has devised a technique that could revolutionise language learning for children by making it as easy as reading a story.

Initiative for ambitious entrepreneurs launches at the Science Park Centre

Initiative for ambitious entrepreneurs launches at the Science Park Centre

Exeter launches Extreme Medicine Masters programme

Masters programme to equip healthcare professionals to practise medicine in the world’s most remote and challenging environments has been launched.

Survey aims to understand why South West GPs are leaving their jobs

A new research project sets out to understand why some GPs are leaving their jobs to take early retirement or career breaks.

Exeter teams celebrate success at the British Medical Journal Awards

Two Exeter teams have been recognised for excellence in healthcare and research at the coveted British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards in London on 5th May.

Portuguese entrepreneurs visit Exeter to explore opportunities for fast growth

Entrepreneurs from Portugal have visited Exeter to research opportunities to accelerate the growth of their companies in the UK.

Researchers win major grant to lead Indian water management project

Three engineering experts from Exeter have been awarded £334,000 to participate in an international partnership project enhancing the management of water resources in South Asia.

Sonic net could save birds and aircraft, study suggests

Introducing a noise net around airfields that emits sound levels equivalent to those of a conversation in a busy restaurant could prevent collisions between birds and aircraft.

Exeter Engineering student wins top prize for wave energy research

A University of Exeter Renewable Energy doctoral student focusing on wave energy has claimed first prize and £1,200 at an international conference.

A new mobile phone app for grassroots mapping

Exeter academics have created an app which could help aid humanitarian rescue work in disaster-struck regions by using geographic data to map landscapes.

Pioneering spin-out company secures major investment

A pioneering Bioscience spin-out company founded by experts from the University of Exeter has secured a major investment to help develop the business.

Taiwanese government should provide more support for solar panel industry

The Taiwanese government should provide subsidies for the solar panel industry to help it survive in that country, University of Exeter researchers have recommended.

Collaborative programme empowering aspirational businesses in Devon concludes

Last week concluded the 2016 round of the Fast Track to Growth Programme with a final pitch event held live in front of judges at the Innovation Centre.

Commuters set to take front seat in new project to cut traffic congestion

Commuters are set to become the driving force behind a new initiative designed to help reduce traffic congestion in and around Exeter.

Families contribute to mental health information portal

For Julia Ogden, raising her beloved autistic son can be like bridging the gap to an alien world, one that can be difficult to navigate and interpret.

SETsquared makes national higher education awards

SETsquared, a partnership between universities of Exeter, Bath, Bristol, Southampton and Surrey, has been shortlisted for a national award that celebrates the most innovative and original initiatives and teams from higher education institutions in the UK.

Ethiopian medical conference celebrates Exeter link

The University of Exeter Medical School is co-hosting an international knowledge-sharing conference with its partner in Ethiopia on April 15.

Improving the lives of coastal communities in Central Africa

University of Exeter experts will work to improve the livelihoods of coastal communities and conserve marine life in Central Africa.

 

University of Exeter postgraduate research student wins “I’m a scientist, Get me out of here” contest

A University of Exeter scientist has been voted by children as the winner of a challenging “X Factor” style event.

‘Ask the Experts’ about the EU referendum at the University of Exeter

Leading experts will be able to help people make an informed decision as they decide how to cast their vote in the UK’s referendum at an event in Exeter.

Point of care diagnostics developed by University of Exeter spin-out company

Cotton Mouton Diagnostics Ltd (CMD), which develops novel point of care diagnostics based on innovative magneto-optic sensing technology, has been spun out of the Universities of Exeter and Cardiff.

Genomics award establishes Exeter as UK leader

The University of Exeter has been named as the latest site to deliver Health Education England’s Masters programme in Genomic Medicine.

House of Commons showcase for University of Exeter dementia research

University of Exeter research which can help people living with early-stage dementia to manage their everyday lives and remain independent will be showcased by politicians at the House of Commons.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust announces £750,000 investment in Exeter-based research centre

A pioneering new strategic research centre, that will aid health professionals design exercise plans to improve the everyday lives of young people with cystic fibrosis, has been launched.

Exeter physicist takes research to Parliament

A University of Exeter researcher has been selected from thousands of competitors to present his research to MPs and expert judges at the House of Parliament, on Monday March 7.

The overlooked commotion of particle motion in the ocean

Most aquatic species sense sound via particle motion, yet few studies on underwater acoustic ecology have included measurements of particle motion.

£1.5 million to train tomorrow’s scientists and engineers

The Government is investing £1.5 million in the University of Exeter, to train the next generation of innovators in physical science subjects.

South West MEP celebrates success of University of Exeter EU-funded projects

South West MEP Clare Moody has met pioneering University of Exeter experts who are helping to boost economic growth and create jobs in the region.

Oil industry specialist doubles workforce in time for relocation to Exeter Science Park Centre

Exeter Science Park Centre has welcomed yet another exciting new tenant with the arrival of innovative ‘Internet of Things’ specialist, Dashboard.

New Satellite Applications Catapult Centre of Excellence for region

The University of Exeter will be better able to support business growth thanks to a new partnership with the UK Space Agency.

University of Exeter student named ‘Best Placement Student’ at National Undergraduate Employability Awards

Final year student, Ben Kosky, has been named ‘Best Placement Student’ at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2016.

New funding to develop cutting edge medical research ideas

The University of Exeter has received a slice of £23.2 million in Government funding for cutting-edge medical research to ensure academics can work with industry and that their research transforms medical care.

Met Office celebrates 'topping out' of new HPC Complex

The Met Office and Exeter Science Park have celebrated a significant phase in the construction of the new HPC Complex with a ‘topping out’ ceremony.

SETsquared announces £90m investment raised for start-ups over 12 months

Exeter-based SETsquared, recently named the global number one university business incubator, last week (4 February) announced that its member companies raised over £90m of investment in 2015.

Environment minister meets marine energy experts at Penryn Campus

Environment minister and local MP George Eustice has visited the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus to find out more about the University’s world-class research in marine energy and aqua culture.

Exeter businesses to be boosted by world-class technology research facility

Businesses in Exeter are set to benefit from the creation of a world-class technology and research facility, as new plans are revealed by Exeter City Futures

Exeter Science Park Centre welcomes disruptive technology firm

A venture technology firm which supports disruptive, fast-growth technology start-ups has experienced accelerated growth itself since relocating to Exeter Science Park Centre.

Exeter Science Park lays foundations to become the South West's beacon of excellence

Exeter Science Park, located to the East of Exeter and just off Junction 29 of the M5, has been laying foundations to become the south west’s beacon of excellence for science and technology.

World is embracing clean energy, says University of Exeter professor

Renewable, energy efficient and flexible electricity sources are being adopted by policy makers and investors across the globe and this is sign of optimism in the battle against climate change.

Exeter expert participates in pairing scheme to foster links between science and policy

A University of Exeter academic will spend three days shadowing Labour MEP Clare Moody in Brussels this week as part of a scheme to foster links between scientists and European policy makers.

Software development company expands at Exeter Science Park Centre

Software development and IT company, Concept First, has relocated to the Exeter Science Park Centre in a bid to expand the business and collaborate with like-minded organisations.

Storms bring record-breaking waves to Falmouth Bay

The New Year storms that battered the British coastline brought record-breaking waves to the normally sheltered Falmouth Bay, it has been revealed.

Expert help for business professionals from the University of Exeter’s Business School

Professionals can understand trends and issues affecting businesses in the South West and globally through masterclasses run at the University of Exeter.

Cornwall Campus pioneer awarded MBE

A key figure in establishing and building the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campuses has been awarded an MBE for services to the community.

Exeter wins Business of the Year award for support to apprentices

The University of Exeter has been awarded Large Business of the Year 2015 at an event to recognise the contribution of employers in support of apprenticeships across the South West.

SETsquared named as best university incubator in Europe for third time

SETsquared has been ranked as the top university business incubator in Europe for the third year running.

SETsquared has been ranked as the top university business incubator in the world

University business incubator SETsquared, a partnership involving the University of Exeter, has been ranked as the best in the world by UBI Global.

Exeter companies to pitch for major investment at Accelerating Growth

Two of Exeter’s most exciting technology start-ups are set to bid for investment in front of a live audience of investors in London this month.

Exeter student secures placement at world renowned pharmaceutical company

A budding student researcher is among the first from Exeter to secure a prestigious undergraduate placement at the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company.

Exeter to host budding entrepreneurs in start-up weekend

Entrepreneurs get ready as Start-up Weekend returns to the University of Exeter this month as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Student develops app to connect people based on language.

Business School student, Mark Milton has developed an App to connect people based on the languages they speak or wish to learn.

Exeter student project to monitor space weather events

University of Exeter students are leading a project with the Met Office, British Geological Survey and Lancaster University to better understand space weather events and the prediction of their impacts.

Exeter Science Park to become dedicated hub for e-bikes

Exeter Science Park has been identified as one of the dedicated hubs to hire ultra-cool, battery-assisted e-bikes by the hour. The bikes will be provided by Exeter business Co-cars, the fastest growing hire-by-the-hour car club in the South West.

LEP appoints three new Board members

Professor Mark Goodwin has been appointed as a non-executive director for The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

SETsquared and UK Space Agency bring big data experts to entrepreneurs and start-ups in Exeter.

Entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses from the South West are being urged to learn about opportunities in ‘big data’ at a free networking event in Exeter next month.

Construction of the new home for the Met Office supercomputer gets underway

Just weeks after the opening of the multi-tenanted Science Park Centre, work has commenced on the next major build project at Exeter Science Park; the impressive construction that will home the Met Office’s new supercomputer.


Exeter Provost joins prestigious international panel

Professor Janice Kay, Provost of the University of Exeter, has accepted an invitation to join Pearson’s Expert Panel for its new WCQ (World Class Qualifications) group. 

Exeter Science Park responds to client demand

Exeter Science Park has announced the installation of its fully resilient, high bandwidth ICT connectivity, cementing their ambitions to be a hub for technology companies in the South West.

Exeter students’ app device wins first place in Microsoft’s global competition

Four University of Exeter students have won the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Innovation Competition which aims to find the best app developing talent worldwide. 

Exeter entrepreneurs on track for national success

A pioneering student entrepreneur support programme has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Science Park Centre Open for business

The landmark Science Park Centre has recently opened its doors to the innovative community, offering flexible workspaces close to all major routes - the first tenants will move in during July.

Investors losing out to analysts' career aspirations

Investors are losing out to bias by banking analysts more concerned about career progression than accuracy of their forecasts, says new research by the University of Exeter and Harvard Business School.

University of Exeter student scoops top prize at Microsoft

Ben Kosky a final year student at the University of Exeter Business School has been named Intern of the Year by Microsoft UK. Ben was up against very tough competition, which included 125 other hopeful candidates from across the UK. 

Sixth form students graduate from Pathways to Law

A group of high achieving sixth form students from Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, have graduated from a national project which aims to raise aspirations and the confidence of young people to pursue a career in law. 

Student competition delivers crystal-clear solutions for health workers

International business students, from across Europe, arrived at the University of Exeter Business School for the annual One Planet MBA Sustainability Challenge this month. 

Google StartUp Weekend comes to Exeter

Exeter will be staging its first ever Google Startup Weekend at the University of Exeter’s Innovation Centre from 17 to 19 July. It promises to be an exciting opportunity for anybody with a new business concept looking to turn their idea into reality.

Exeter working with Cole Commission to improve international trade

The Cole Commission is in discussions with the University of Exeter Business School to explore the possibility of creating degree programmes specialising in international trade.

University of Exeter and UKTI launch innovative internship programme

The University of Exeter and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) have teamed up to bring talented Exeter student interns and businesses in the South West together. 

Student entrepreneur hopes website will encourage more of us to vote

University of Exeter History student and entrepreneur, Matthew Morley believes that his platform can help to make politics easy and relevant to voters ahead of the General election.

Students’ innovative home security system scoops global technology prize

Exeter students have stormed to victory in an international competition, with their innovative app that allows users to lock and unlock doors with their mobile phone.

Mobile app holds key to success for Exeter students

An app which allows  you to lock your front door from your phone helps a team of Computer Science students reach the final four of an international competition.

University wins funding bid to streamline Health & Safety initiative for SMEs

The University of Exeter Business School has secured £20,000 in funding to create and streamline the Safer Workplace Better Business (SWBB) initiative. 

Scottish Referendum: Student entrepreneurs help you decide

University of Exeter student entrepreneurs Tickbox Ltd could help you decide which way you want the Scottish Referendum to go.

UK business incubator named number one in Europe

SETsquared has been ranked as the top university business incubator in Europe and second best in the world. 

New website will help to sort the political wheat from the chaff in Euro elections

With just three days to go until the European Elections, TickBox.org.uk says voters remain undecided on which political party to support.

Exeter students world finalists in Microsoft Imagine Cup for second year running

Three first year Business School students have reached the world finals of the 2014 Microsoft Imagine Cup, after winning the UK finals this week.

Prize-winning student invention could banish car parking pressure and reduce emissions

Students from the University of Exeter are celebrating after winning a national competition with their innovative system which could reduce the headache of searching for a parking space, and help reduce vehicle emissions.

Universities in Cornwall contribute more than £490 million to the Cornish economy

A study by independent economic analysts, Oxford Economics, confirms that the University of Exeter and Falmouth University have contributed £491 million to the economy of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly between 2002 and 2012.

New £5.5 million University of Exeter development at the Penryn Campus

A new £5.5 million facility at the Penryn Campus will provide another home for the University of Exeter Business School, Marine Renewables team, and growing Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC).

Business School chosen to develop the first MOOC to be sponsored and accredited by ACCA

FutureLearn today announced ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) as the first professional accountancy body to sponsor massive open online courses (MOOCs) on its social learning platform for professional recognition. 

Business School hosts pan-European innovation network meeting

In February, the Business School hosted the most recent meeting of GENIE (Growth and Entrepreneurs Network in the channel area). 

Business School management article in UK Top 5

An article co-authored by several academics from the Business School has been named in the UK’s Top 5 by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). 

Innovative new South West business support centre launched

A pioneering new initiative designed to provide business and technical advice, expertise and support to South West companies has been launched at the University of Exeter.

Wave energy device successfully deployed at BiMEP site

The final section of a sophisticated wave energy device has been successfully installed by a collaborative research team in the Bay of Biscay, on the northern coast of Spain.