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Digital Technology

Digital Technology is the fastest growing sector in the South West, with rapidly developing tech clusters.

A key part of the South West ‘Build Back Better’ Plan with each location below making great strides in this area. Exeter is now one of the fastest-growing locations in the South West, particularly for fintech business, and competing globally.

Devon has many initiatives and support to promote the growth of this sector, as follows:


  • The Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab: featuring the Met Office state-of-the-art supercomputer and offering collaborative support from world-class scientists and technologists to develop your new product, service or process – The Environmental Futures & Impact Lab
  • The UK Met Office’s £97m Supercomputer at Exeter Science Park advances environmental futures, offering long-term, detailed global climate predictions and agri-management big data.
  • Exeter Science Park: helping innovative STEM companies to deliver extraordinary growth Exeter Science Park
  • Exeter University Centre of Clean Mobility, providing new technology for application in marine, automotive and aviation innovation. Centre of Future Clean Mobility
  • Future Skills Centre: high-tech educational facility for future-facing jobs in engineering, digital, construction and clean growth giving access to top talent – Exeter College – Future Skills Centre
  • EXIST Exeter Initiative for science and technology
  • Digital Exeter supporting the digital community in and around Exeter.


North Devon

  • Digital ND – working with Tech South West regionally and TechCity UK to ensure that this tech & digital cluster is recognised.
  • South West Institute of Technology brings together leading South West employers such as Babcock international and the Met Office, leading technical education. South West Institute of Technology – SWIoT

Tech South West helping support, connect and showcase the tech sector across the South West.

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