Issue 4 A focus on science, technology & innovation for the business community

ISSUE 04

About ExIST and Insight

The Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST) is a sub-group of Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 

The Initiative was founded in June 2011 by a group of business leaders in Exeter and the surrounding region.  The group aims to support STEMM organisations and businesses around Exeter by developing and encouraging networks to share information and advice.

ExIST Insight is the newsletter for the Initiative.  Its aim is to increase recognition of the number and range of STEMM organisations in Exeter and its wider region, and to help support and promote them both locally and nationally.

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ISSUE 04

ISSUE 04

WELCOME TO ISSUE 4 OF EXIST INSIGHT

Welcome to the fourth edition of ExIST Insight.

In this edition, we are proud to concentrate on Exeter’s growing status as a centre for Maths.  With a focus on Maths education across the city, and across all ages, Exeter is the leading the way in generating home-grown talent.  The major investments seen from Exeter College and Exeter University, as well as our specialist Exeter Maths School, are paying off and Exeter has been recognised as a blue-print for Maths education across the UK.  In business, the Met Office employs more than 200 Maths specialists and there are an increasing number of young companies and start-ups, whose businesses depend on talented maths professionals – read more about the ones to watch here.

Many of you will know Dr Robin Jackson, a founding member of ExIST and an individual who has been fundamental in leading and managing our events programme. In good news, for Cornwall, Robin has accepted a post as Director of a key Agritech programme based in the county. Even though Robin will no longer be so closely involved with ExIST we have no doubt we will continue to work together on specific projects. We would like to thank Robin for his hard work and his efforts with ExIST and wish him well in this exciting, new challenge.

As always, I hope you enjoy reading this edition – and once again thank our sponsors for their support in enabling us to publish Insight.  Find out more about them on our website www.existexeter.co.uk

Robert McIlwraith

In this issue

AN INTERVIEW WITH

AN INTERVIEW WITH

Dr Sally Basker, CEO Exeter Science Park

Dr Sally Basker was appointed Chief Executive Office of Exeter Science Park in April 2017.  She is a qualified engineer with 15 year’s senior level research and innovation experience in the aerospace, defence, energy, and navigation sectors over her.......

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MOIRA MARDER, TED WRAGG TRUST CEO

MOIRA MARDER, TED WRAGG TRUST CEO

TALKS MATHS...

The Ted Wragg Trust was established in 2010 with the aim of creating an outstanding educational experience for all Exeter’s children.  Moria Marder, formerly headteacher of St James School, is Chief Executive Officer of the Trust, which has grown by.......

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AN INTERVIEW WITH

AN INTERVIEW WITH

Kerry Burnham from Exeter Mathematics School

Opened in September 2014, Exeter Mathematics School (EMS) has quickly made its mark in STEMM education. As one of two state funded mathematics schools in the country (the other one is Kings College London Maths School), in March 2017 Education Secretary, .......

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PROFESSOR JOHN TERRY

PROFESSOR JOHN TERRY

EXETER CITY OF MATHS

Professor John Terry, is a Professor of Biomedical Modelling, Director of the EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare and Co-Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis.   Professor Terry&r.......

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Tech Nation 2017 Report

Tech Nation 2017 Report

INFOGRAPHIC

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How virtual reality headsets are being developed to train meteorologists

How virtual reality headsets are being developed to train meteorologists

STEMM NEWS

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Inspiring the next generation at Exeter College's innovative Maths and Science Centre

Inspiring the next generation at Exeter College's innovative Maths and Science Centre

CITY OF MATHS

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EXETER STATISTICS

EXETER STATISTICS

INFOGRAPHIC

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What is next for EMS students?

What is next for EMS students?

City of Maths

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ExIST Quarterly Event

ExIST Explores Smart Healthcare Innovations in Exeter

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Growing Young Enterprise Seeks Business Links

Growing Young Enterprise Seeks Business Links

STEMM NEWS

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Ones to watch – five top Exeter firms with maths at their core

City of Maths

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Exeter entrepreneurs on exclusive list of Top 50 honoured at House of Commons

Exeter entrepreneurs on exclusive list of Top 50 honoured at House of Commons

STEMM NEWS

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