Building Great Startups

Building Great Startups: How to Avoid the Most Common Reasons for Failure  In this workshop we will look at the top 3 reasons as to why technology startups fail globally and look at great ways to avoid the same fate in your own startup, small business or corporate entity. Stewart Noakes is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of startup communities in USA, UK, India and Portugal. Stewart is a mentor, coach, advisor and non executive director for companies around the world. Stewart currently splits his time between Exeter and Lisbon.

A Practical Guide to GDPR

GDPR – A Practical Guide How to manage it properly Tuesday 6 February 2018, 1.30pm – 5.00pm This event will cover the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018. Three speakers will be covering the IT, Marketing and Legal aspects and implications of GDPR and how best to address any issues now in a practical way. Speakers Kris Daniels Managing Director, Solve-IT Kris is a former Royal Marine and is now the Managing Director of Solve-IT, a well-established IT company who specialise in the delivery of cloud-based services such as Microsoft Office 365 and Azure with a key focus […]

Exeter Based Business to Exhibit in the US to Showcase Latest Range of Electric Motors

Ashwoods Electric Motors, based in Exeter, Devon in the UK have announced they will be exhibiting for the first time at the 65th PGA Merchandise Show on the 23rd to 26th January 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Jim Winchester, Commercial Director, said: “We are pleased to join the industry to debut our products to golf’s most influential retailers from around the world. Showcasing our innovative and highly efficient motor technology at the show is an exciting prospect.” From Wednesday 24th January to Friday 26th January, Ashwoods will be at Booth 3027 showcasing their Interior Permanent Magnet motor technology on the show […]

swcomms installs new audio-visual solutions for Sandy Park

South West Communications Group has helped Sandy Park become one of the most technologically advanced conferencing facilities in the region following significant investment in new audio-visual equipment. The award-winning Sandy Park in Exeter has invested more than £60,000 to upgrade its facilities. swcomms installed 15 new plasma screens throughout the venue, including a 75” screen and a high definition camera for video conferencing use in its largest conference room, the Exeter Suite. Event attendees, speakers and organisers can now wirelessly connect their devices to these screens to easily display presentations and videos in high definition. swcomms has also installed video […]

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. Twenty years’ experience in IT and almost a decade’s experience in the care home sector provided the foundation for Barnaby Griffith’s business venture, Care Systems & Innovation (CSI). Mr Griffith chose Exeter Science Park to launch his new business because of its networking and investment opportunities, as well as its close proximity to the M5. Recognising the pressures facing care home owners as well as the […]

Infrastructure is evolving. So must we.

Written By Paul Hargreaves, of CH2M In the immortal words of John Cleese in Monty Python’s ‘The Life of Brian’ “What have the Romans evern done for us?” The characters then reel off no fewer than 10 things that the Romans had done for the people of the time;, the majority of which involved early Roman engineers applying the technology of the day to solve society’s challenges. In many cases they were applying existing technologies in ways that others had not considered previously  due to the challenges of increasing populations in urbanised areas. Jump forwards in time to 2017, and […]

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. Sigma Technical was launched in 2016 by Engineer Mike Badley who, having honed expertise in special effects working on some of the leading Hollywood blockbusters from the last two decades, including Batman, James Bond and Star Wars, as well as large-scale live events including Olympic opening ceremonies, Glastonbury festival and tours for Adele & Take That, wanted to utilise his technical expertise for new challenges. Experienced in designing and building an extensive range of electro-mechanical special effects, Sigma Technical has […]

Lightfoot joins the Exeter City Futures Network to tackle congestion in the City

Lightfoot, the world’s first connected car technology and platform for rewarding better drivers, is adding a further 100 drivers to the next phase of their Exeter pilot. The chosen individuals were selected to be given Lightfoot devices worth £100 each as part of a local beta recruitment programme that ran earlier this year. The recipients of the devices will also be helping the region by enabling City Science to analyse congestion and traffic data generated (with names and vehicle details removed) with the aim of improving Exeter’s transport networks for everyone. A Successful First Phase Exeter City Futures supported the first […]

Exeter’s Lightfoot Shortlisted for 2017 Design in Innovation Awards

Exeter-based Lightfoot, the award-winning, government-supported in-vehicle driver improvement technology, is celebrating having been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Design in Innovation Awards, held at Innovate 2017, the UK’s leading innovation show. Based on Lightfoot’s Exeter trial, where 100 private motorists had the device installed in their vehicles, the submission focused on the dramatic impact that its technology is having on drivers across the city. Judged by an expert panel, which included Innovate UK Chief Executive Dr. Ruth McKernan, Lightfoot was selected as one of just eight businesses to make it through to the finals from a field of over 70 […]

Research Highlights Ethical Sourcing of Materials for Modern Technology – University Of Exeter

Researchers from the Camborne School of Mines have identified methods to predict the environmental and social cost of resourcing new deposits of rare earth minerals used in the production of mobile phones, wind turbines and electric vehicles. The team are pioneering techniques to develop the equivalent of a ‘Fairtrade’ model for ethically and sustainably resourcing raw materials that are crucial in the manufacturing of next generation technologies. In the research the team highlight the pivotal role that geoscientists can play in developing ‘life cycle assessment techniques” for potential new deposits of rare earth elements, to meet the growing worldwide demand. […]