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 World leading navigation experts will visit Exeter to present the latest insights on GPS technology – a utility that has become such an intrinsic part of everyday life that the UK government calculates that disruption could cost the British economy £1billion a day. John Pottle is the Director of the prestigious Royal Institute of Navigation, founded in 1947 to further the development of land, sea and air navigation technology. […]

The STEMM Cell @ Exeter Science Park – Inspiring Growth

Chris Lorimer, Director, South West Growth Service: Chris Lorimer has spent many years exploring what lies at the heart of a successful business. He will share some of what he discovered and explain how you can achieve your business goals. 5:00pm Refreshments (optional) 5:30pm Presentations with Q&A 6:30pm Finish/Networking Attendees are welcome to arrive from 3.30pm to use the Science Park Centre facilities. The events are open to anyone who is interested for a nominal fee of £10, although there are discounts for Science Park tenants and students available (please contact Sarah Marks (sarah.marks@korcommunications.co.uk) to reserve your seat. All proceeds […]

Building a Lean, Mean Business Machine

In these testing economic times, business efficiency is crucial, but how to achieve it isn’t always obvious. Some of the coveted strategies of how to achieve sustainable business growth will be presented by the Director of South West Growth Service and management consultant, Chris Lorimer as part of The STEMM Cell series of presentations aimed at the business community, at Exeter Science Park this spring. His presentation, ‘Lean mean business machine’ will focus on how businesses can be as productive and profitable as possible. The talk will be on Wednesday, February 7th, 5pm–6.30pm. Chris explained: “I will be talking about […]

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 […]

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 […]

Discover the fourth biggest supermarket in the world’s secret to success

The evolution of retail, and the fourth biggest supermarket in the world’s secret to success, will be discussed by two of Lidl UK’s bosses as part of The STEMM Cell presentations being held at Exeter Science Park this autumn.  Luca Ficetola, Lidl UK’s Operations Projects Consultant and Timothy Nyahasha, Head of Administration and Human Resources for the South West of England, will be hosting the talk on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017.  Ever wondered how an exponential rise in online shopping in recent years has affected the retail landscape? Or how technological advances in social media have impacted retailers? And is […]

Exeter Science Park plays host to the city’s German ‘twins’

Exeter Science Park has hosted delegates from the city’s German twin town, discussing innovation and industry in both Exeter and Bad Homburg. The Mayor of Bad Homburg, Alex Hetjes, met with Dr Sally Basker, CEO of Exeter Science Park, on Friday, November 17, along with the President and Councillors from Bad Homburg City Council. Dr Basker presented her vision for the Park to the group, explaining the future plans, ambitions and developments for Exeter’s STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine) hub. The tour of the Science Park was part of a twinning visit to the city, organised by the […]

New Buildings at Exeter Science Park Will Bring Hundreds of Jobs to the Area

Exeter Science Park has marked the start of its next phase of growth with a turf-cutting ceremony at the site of two new ‘grow-on buildings’ which will bring hundreds of jobs to the area. Built by Kier Construction, the buildings will provide 27,000 square feet of space. They are the first new speculative offices to be built in Exeter since 2008 and it is estimated that, upon completion, they will bring over 200 new jobs to the site. The buildings are the first phase of a wider strategy for the Science Park which sets out a target for over 3,000 […]

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. Meeting companies at different stages of their lifecycle, from student entrepreneurs to start-ups and scale-ups, Mr Bradshaw was hosted by members of the SETsquared Exeter team. The SETsquared Partnership is the enterprise collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. They support high tech start-up companies, provide student enterprise advice and enable academics to maximise the impact of their research. Joe Pearce, Business Support Manager […]

Exeter Science Park Discusses Future of the South West with Sir Vince Cable

Liberal Democrats Leader and former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sir Vince Cable has met with fast-growth businesses at Exeter Science Park as part of a visit to the South West to discuss its booming science and technology sector. The Science Park Centre, which opened in June 2015 to accommodate and support innovative businesses, now has over 180 science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) professionals on site. New grow-on space is being built for expanding companies, with work due to start on site in November 2017, and it is estimated that by 2034 over 3,500 people […]