DIGITAL AND TECH
The fastest-growing sector in the South West, both Exeter and Plymouth have rapidly developing tech clusters, with the latest expansion underway at Exeter Science Park and Exeter SkyPark, and the extensive Plymouth Science Park another key site.
Exeter continues to stand out in national surveys for tech growth. Having one of the world’s largest supercomputers, run by the Met Office, is helping to attract data-hungry tech firms. OneServe have opened their head office at the Sky Park whilst Crowdcube have recently moved from their University of Exeter Innovation Centre site to a new headquarters in the heart of Exeter’s professional services district.
Exeter City Futures, a partnership between Exeter City Council and Global City Futures, is working to help Exeter become recognised globally as a city that has solved its urbanisation challenges and reduced social inequality in a way that contributes to economic growth. One strand is incubating and supporting companies working towards improving urban transport and energy sustainability issues.
Digital Exeter, Digital Plymouth, EXIST, North Devon Digital and Tech South West are amongst key Devon-based tech groups.