Issue 3 A focus on science, technology & innovation for the business community

ISSUE03

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 03

ISSUE 03

WELCOME TO ISSUE 3 OF EXIST INSIGHT

We are really proud to bring you this, our third issue of Insight. As well as stories from science and technology businesses within the city, we are pleased to include an interview with Dr Olivia Champion, who works at the forefront of business and biology, at her own start-up, Biosystems Technology, a University of Exeter spin-out company. Following on from the theme of our last Quarterly Meeting, we also hear from industry champion, Julie Hawker, who talks about the digital skills gap on p10.

In this Issue we have increased the number of pages so we could look at some of the new science and tech spaces opening in Exeter – including the Living Systems Institute and the Digital Humanities building, both on Streatham Campus of the University of Exeter, an exciting extension of the Technology Centre of Exeter College and, not least, the new HPC building at the Met Office – home to Europe’s largest operational supercomputer, for its first public event, the next ExIST Quarterly Meeting – see p6 for more detail.

The eagle-eyed will have noticed that Exeter’s two leading education establishments continue to invest in the sciences with the creation of these fantastic new centres - on the back cover we look at the numbers of students currently undertaking STEMM courses in both organisations and how they compare nationally.

Finally, I would like to thank all of ExIST’s sponsors and supporters – those that have been with us longterm as well as those joining very recently: Exeter City Council, Exeter University, Bitpod, and Innovation Exeter – you can read more about all of them on p11.

Robert McIlwraith, Chair of ExIST 

In this issue

DIGITAL SKILLS IN EXETER

DIGITAL SKILLS IN EXETER

JULIE HAWKER DISCUSSES

  Julie is joint Chief Executive at Cosmic and an industry champion for digital technology in the South West. She is passionate that social objectives remain high on the agenda - for businesses, community organisations and individuals alike, and especial.......

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A DAY IN THE LIFE

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Dr Olivia Champion BUSINESS, CAREER & THE FUTURE

Dr Olivia Champion is co-founder and CEO of BioSystems Technology Ltd, a company that provides low cost, ethical alternatives to animal testing. The team, (two staff and four advisers) operate out of a lab and office on the University of Exeter Streatham campu.......

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EXIST EXPLORES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE AT FIRST EVENT OF 2017

EXIST EXPLORES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE AT FIRST EVENT OF 2017

ExIST Events

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FEATURE: NEW BUILDINGS: Exeter College

FEATURE: NEW BUILDINGS: Exeter College

Multi-million pound, state-of-the-art centre of excellence in robotics and engineering at Exeter College

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LIVING SYSTEMS INSTITUTE

LIVING SYSTEMS INSTITUTE

To pioneer novel approaches to disease and diagnosis

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BITPOD produces film of ExIST digital skills event

BITPOD produces film of ExIST digital skills event

STEMM NEWS

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

THE BIG BANG FAIR SOUTH WEST 2017

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CLIMATE WEEK IN SIDMOUTH

CLIMATE WEEK IN SIDMOUTH

ExIST Events

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Digitising the Arts and Humanities

Digitising the Arts and Humanities

FEATURE: NEW BUILDINGS

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STEMM Students

STEMM Students

ExIST Insight

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ExIST

ExIST

Sponsors

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MET OFFICE

MET OFFICE

FEATURE : NEW BUILDINGS

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Africa founded software specialist relocates to Exeter

STEMM NEWS

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Exeter City Futures & Exeter College crunch the numbers

STEMM NEWS

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Exeter Science Park Centre announced as BCO Award finalist

STEMM NEWS

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Exeter’s Dashboard hopes to blaze to award success

STEMM NEWS

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