University of Exeter Innovation Centre

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University of Exeter Innovation Centre

University of Exeter Innovation Centre

The Innovation Centre provides accommodation for high-tech businesses undertaking research and development. It is also the gateway to the University’s services and facilities for business. Last year over 500 projects were undertaken with business and £5.6m was generated by the University through its work with industry. Over 100 members of academic and technical staff have worked with a commercial partner during the past three years.

Innovation Centre hosts ‘some of the most upwardly mobile small firms in the country’ says BBC

A new report, commissioned by the BBC and produced by Experian, has placed Exeter in the top 10 in England for businesses that show high potential.

The Innovation Centre based on the University of Exeter campus, is home to 55 firms in the city and can boast some of the most upwardly small firms in the country amongst its clients. Dr Robin Jackson, CEO of the centre said “The Innovation Centre provides much more than heat, light and a telephone to its clients. We can enable ambitious organisations to innovate and thrive with our wealth of facilities and services and access to leading-edge knowledge and expertise.”

Allen Alexander, a Senior Research Fellow in the Business School and Director of the Centre added “I’m not surprised Exeter has fared so well in this report. My research supports SMEs in the South West to assess, develop and improve their capability to innovate successfully, by focussing on how they apply and manage their knowledge. Professor John Bessant and I were recently awarded a grant of £80,000 by the Intellectual Property Office Fast Forward Competition to extend our work in this area”.

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